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Friday, January 10, 2020

We’re back for the Spring semester at Northeastern Illinois University! We’ve got the latest on the College of Arts and Sciences climate change initiative, Associate Professor of History Mateo Farzaneh’s numerous media appearances to discuss the situation in Iran, and much more in the year’s first edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

Confronting Climate Change, Transforming Cultures

For the Spring 2020 semester, the College of Arts and Sciences has created the Confronting Climate Change, Transforming Cultures curriculum, which brings together several courses from across the college’s programs and disciplines. This suite of courses aims to tackle many of these issues, dimensions and challenges from a diverse range of perspectives and disciplinary lenses. A series of university and public events are also being planned to engage the broader community in much needed discussion and action to positively impact Northeastern, the Albany Park community, and the greater Chicagoland area.

And there’s more!

Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Theatre Maura Cherney has won a top paper award for the Communication & Technology Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association. The paper’s title is “Warranting Theory Considered in the Context of Information Integration: A Breakthrough of Barriers between CMC and Cognitive Psychology.”

In the media

Discussing Iran

During a week in which United States political tensions with Iran changed virtually by the hour, Associate Professor of History Mateo Farzaneh became a sought-after resource for news media. Farzaneh appeared on WWTW, WGN, Illinois Public Media and ABC7 to discuss the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and the resulting counterstrike. WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” also hosted alumna Jacqueline Saper (B.S. ’94 Accounting) to discuss the climate in Iran.

Also in the media ...

  • The Journal-Courier of Jacksonville, Ill., reported that Director of Student Disability Services Doug Lawson has been named to the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s Disability Services Advisory Committee.
  • The Chicago Tribune published a photo of Political Science Professor Ellen Cannon in a story about an anti-Semitism protest. Cannon is a member of the board of the American Jewish Committee.
  • WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” hosted Professor Emeritus of Economics Edward Stuart to talk about the 2020 economic outlook.
  • The Pioneer Press reported that alumna Lisa Leali (M.A. ’06 Educational Leadership-School Leadership) has been named the next superintendent of Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65.
  • United Way of Lake County featured intern Maria Martinez, who is a Social Work major at Northeastern.

To do

Coming next week!

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