Noteworthy at Northeastern: Congratulations, 2021 graduates!
Though we’re not able to meet in person for graduation, we’ll still be celebrating Northeastern’s class of 2021! Find out how to view our virtual Commencement ceremonies, meet a spring graduate who won a national award and see who was chosen as the winner of the 2021 Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award. Read about this and more in the latest edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.
Alireza Doresatani earns Northeastern’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Northeastern Illinois University has selected Professor of Accounting Alireza “Reza” Dorestani as the 2021 recipient of the Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award.
Noteworthy at Northeastern: Getting ready for graduation
Northeastern will host a series of virtual Commencement ceremonies on May 9 to honor its Spring 2021 graduates. Plus, Psychology students and alumni presented at a national conference, NEIU Libraries are looking for student submissions for their COVID-19 archive, and there are self-care tips and virtual study sessions all next week to help students prepare for finals.
Noteworthy at Northeastern: A step in the right direction
The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd made headlines across the country. Here at Northeastern, President Gloria J. Gibson issued a statement regarding the verdict and called on everyone to work together “to ensure our government enacts the changes and reforms needed to end violence against people of color.” In other news, the 2021 NEIU Libraries Awards for Excellence in Research have been announced, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month and Stress-Free Zone activities wrap up next week, and a number of virtual events, including virtual study sessions, are scheduled. Plus, learn about mindful meditation as a form of self-care. Read about all these things and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.
Noteworthy at Northeastern: Growing the Beloved Community
In this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern, Professor Chielozona Eze discusses his new book, “Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination: We, Too, Are Humans.” Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month and Stress-Free Zone activities continue throughout April. Plus, learn about forest bathing as a form of self-care and a great way to celebrate Arbor Day.
Professor Chielozona Eze publishes fifth book, “Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination: We, Too, Are Humans”
The book, which was released April 15 and is available to read online, centers on the works of African writers, scholars, artists and activists and their pursuits for justice in various forms, namely environmental, social, intimate, and restorative.
Noteworthy at Northeastern: Focused on wellness
In this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern, read about the University’s new partnership with Heartland Health Centers to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for their current patients to help slow the pandemic. Also, the Nuevas Voces Ten-Minute Play Festival and Contest announced their October 2021 winners, the celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month continues, Stress-Free Zone activities continue throughout April, and Student Health Services provides some tips for self-care with art therapy!
Northeastern Illinois University partners with Heartland Health Centers for COVID-19 vaccination site
Northeastern Illinois University is allowing Heartland Health Centers to utilize part of its Physical Education Complex to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for its current 27,000 patients, many of whom live on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago.
Noteworthy at Northeastern: A hopeful outlook
This week, Northeastern Illinois University President Gloria J. Gibson released a video to reiterate her excitement that in-person classes will resume at Northeastern in some capacity for the Fall 2021 term. Plus, Associate Professor of History and Principal of the Mossadegh Initiative Mateo Farzaneh released his second book. With the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs kicking off the celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month and TRIO Student Support Services hosting Leading and Learning Week, there are lots of virtual events to take part in! Read about all this and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.
Mateo Farzaneh publishes second book, “Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War”
In September 1980, less than two years after Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Iraq invaded Iran and began a war that lasted for nearly a decade. The war hasn’t received much academic attention, and the role of women in the war hasn’t been discussed until now.