Category Archives: Undergraduate Work in History

Undergraduate Research at NIU

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day at Northern Illinois University will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom from 9:00am-3:30pm. Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or … Continue reading

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Rising Cost of Not Attending College

A new research survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrates the rising costs of not attending college. “On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young college graduates are … Continue reading

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High School History Teacher Position

History Teacher – Part-Time – High School The University of Chicago About The Unit: The Laboratory Schools is among the largest independent schools in the country with a history dating to 1896 under the auspices of John Dewey and the … Continue reading

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Study Abroad Funding

Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence:
Northern Illinois University’s Study Abroad Office is holding a meeting to assist students in finding funding to support their international studies. “How to Find Money to Study Abroad” Thursday, February…

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Art Museum Summer Internships and Fellowships

Summer 2014 Internships Internships and fellowships at the MFAH are defined by the supervisors to meet the challenges of ongoing and/or time-sensitive projects. For example, in the curatorial department, an intern or fellow may engage in research about artists and … Continue reading

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American Historical Review Book Review Editor

American Historical Review Position Opening: Reviews Editor We are looking to fill the position of Reviews Editor at the American Historical Review, which has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States for more than … Continue reading

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The Value of an Undergraduate Education

Numerous aphorisms and proverbs tout the transformatory power of education, and especially higher education. Recent articles in the news media and blogosphere have questioned the value of an undergraduate education, however, citing tuition costs and student debts. Some pundits have … Continue reading

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Research on MOOCs

A recent conference held at the University of Texas at Arlington presented new research on student use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Much of the research was funded through grants by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which champions … Continue reading

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NIU Joins Council for European Studies

Northern Illinois University recently joined the Council for European Studies. “Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the … Continue reading

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Cost of a College Education

As the Fall 2013 semester fast approaches, Illinois students and their parents are expressing concerns about the cost of a college education. Yet, news reports on the costs of higher education are often filled with erroneous data and exaggerated figures … Continue reading

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