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The training will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Holmes Student Center.

CURE to present undergraduate research, engagement projects

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | March 6, 2023

DeKALB – The Office of Student Learning and Engagement will hold a conference on undergraduate research and engagement (CURE). CURE is a conference held to help students present their projects for the opportunity to be awarded. The event will be...

Lauren Boddy, employee at the Student Engagement and Experiential Learning office, spoke to students about joining the USOAR project on Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, Room 305. USOAR will reward up to $2,500 to a selected proposal for research and presentation.

USOAR grant funds student research

By Lark Lewis | January 16, 2014

Students can make their research dreams come true with a grant from the Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research Program.The program, which has started accepting applications for this year’s projects, is the oldest research program...

Students showcase their work at Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

By Mariah Stubbs-Johnson | April 23, 2013

Undergraduates addressed real world issues through research while presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry event Tuesday. Undergraduates who participated in a faculty-mentored research project were able to showcase their work at the...

Course teaches students about Internet research

By Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb | August 27, 2012

A new course created by NIU University Libraries debuted yesterday. Introduction to Library and Information Research aims to improve the library research skills of students. Nestor Osorio, head of the references and research department, said this is the...

Classes should be research-based

By Jack Baker | November 16, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I took a test in my Psychopathology class. I got an A on it, but if I had to take it again, I might fail. Not that much time has passed, but I've already forgotten most, if not all, of the information that was on the test. This is...

Board of Trustees will discuss proposal for external funding of research

By Northern Star Staff | August 24, 2011

Three NIU Board of Trustees committees will meet today.The Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee will meet at 9 a.m. The committee will discuss, among other things, a proposal Fiscal Year 2011 external funding for research.The Finance,...

Testing on animals leads to important medical breakthroughs

Testing on animals leads to important medical breakthroughs

By Nathan Fulkerson | April 6, 2011

Animal rights activists are often concerned with the conditions of animals undergoing experimentation for medical research. That concern, while understandable, often comes with demands to put an end to animal testing. However, as long as the only alternative...

BOT inducts student trustee, discusses modern libraries

By Katie Zak | August 26, 2010

DeKALB | The Board of Trustees held committee meetings Thursday morning. The meeting began with the induction of Robert Sorsby as the BOT’s new student trustee. Sorsby, former Student Association president, officially began his roll as student trustee...