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Northern Today - March 1, 2010

Photo of lecture hall seatsNIU's first Undergraduate Research Day to turn spotlight on faculty-guided academic explorations

Undergraduates who have conducted research under the watchful eyes of their professors have a chance to show off that work this spring.


President Peters speaks at Oakton news conferenceNIU, Oakton to offer bachelor’s
degrees for first responders

NIU officials announced last week that, starting in June 2010, the university will offer a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree with an emphasis in public safety at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.


Guerra de la Paz 'HOME'Guerra de la Paz exhibit piques imagination with questions of home, life in global society

It almost defies words.

There are plenty of nouns and adjectives to describe what currently consumes the Jack Olson Gallery but, no matter how they are arranged or employed, they fall woefully short in attempting to capture everything the visual spectacle offers the eyes and the imagination.


Image of construction barricadeWork to begin Saturday on chiller

Work to complete a new chilled water cooling system might cause some minor disruptions to foot traffic on the east side of campus between Saturday, March 6, and Friday, March 12.


Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center logoNorthern Illinois Proton Center delayed by economic conditions

Center vows to work with state health board to continue project

The Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center (NIPTRC) last week announced the approaching conclusion of NIPTRC’s two-year certificate of exemption from the state’s health facilities board will necessitate a re-appearance before a newly created Health Facilities and Services Review Board for a new approval process.


George CoutrakonProton Center on verge
of major medical breakthrough

Partnerships proving highly beneficial in research

Scientists and researchers from the NIPTRC and NIU along with their partners are developing a new imaging process using a proton beam that they believe will be a major medical breakthrough in the delivery of proton beam therapy for cancer patients.


'Female' symbolWomen’s Voices/Women’s Visions

NIU celebrates Women’s History Month in March

NIU will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with a variety of events based on the theme of “Women’s Voices/Women’s Visions.”


Julia SeranoAuthor Julia Serano will visit NIU
for March 22 talk on sexualization

California-based writer Julia Serano, who has gained national attention in transgender, queer and feminist circles for her unique insights into gender, will visit NIU in March to deliver a public lecture on the topic of “rethinking sexualization.”