The surprise biologist

Anthony Smith likes to think of an organism like a finely tuned car.

An automobile’s power-train control module—or main computer—acts as the brain to a central nervous system, interpreting signals and sending out responses.

“In a car, there are sensors that determine the temperature of the engine, just like your skin senses temperature,” Smith said. “That information is then interpreted by the brain, which later sends output signals to elicit a response, like whether to withdraw from the temperature source.”

Northeastern earns Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County grant

The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a $25,000 grant to address health literacy for Lake County youth.

With help of Google grant, Northeastern students become computer science mentors

Tech giant Google has funded a grant proposal written by Northeastern Illinois University Computer Science majors Austin Leatham and Julien de Castelnau, resulting in a Google igniteCS award totaling $4,450.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Summer studies

With students like ours, Northeastern Illinois University always has reasons to be proud. In this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern, read about one of the highest-performing students in the College of Business and Management, five fellowships awarded with the help of the Career Development Center, and a high honor for a student in the Human Resource Development program.

Accounting adds up for Anna Davydova

Anna Davydova isn’t worried about setting career goals—at least not yet.

On track to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University in 2018, Davydova is focused on only one thing: passing the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Memorial Day weekend edition

Memorial Day weekend has arrived! Head into the holiday weekend with the latest news from Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, details on Ensemble Español’s annual festival and an update on a National Science Foundation grant that has brought robots to campus.

Ensemble Español to debut new choreography in 41st annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival

The stage of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts will see the world premieres of three new choreographies in “Raices – Yesterday is Tomorrow,” part of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater’s 2017 American Spanish Dance & Music Festival that runs June 7-24. The annual event includes performances, classes, seminars and lectures showcasing the elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture.

Community and Professional Education announces summer, fall offerings

Northeastern Illinois University's Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) has added the following non-credit programs this summer and fall. Click titles for complete details or search all CAPE and Campus Recreation offerings.

Education meets innovation

When Sandra Beyda-Lorie was appointed dean of Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education in January 2017, one of the first things she did was look outside of the college.

Beyda-Lorie’s goal: innovation through collaboration.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Feels like summer

Forget what the calendar says—summer has begun at Northeastern Illinois University! As classes resume for the summer sessions, meet one of the top students in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, find out who’s raving about a faculty member’s new book and take one last peek back at Commencement.

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