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This week's lecture

NEW this week: Art historian Richard Cooler will discuss hill tribe jewelry in Burma at noon, Friday, Sept. 19, in Room 315 Altgeld Hall as part of The Art of Ethnography in Modern Burma symposium, which will run all day. No lunch this week due to the change in speaker location. Sept. 26 lecture will take place in Room 110 Campus Life as usual and lunch orders will be taken. To order a Filipino lunch, submit an online request by 6 p.m. Thursday before the lecture at CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for students; $6 for faculty, staff and others. Payments may be made in cash or by check. For details, email

Gallery talk this Thursday

"Dressing Difference" exhibit at the NIU Art Museum explores the concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment in modern Burma. See clothing, head coverings, accessories, weaponry, and smoking artifacts of different ethnic groups in Burma (Myanmar). Gallery talk and mini-reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, by Center for Burma Studies Director Catherine Raymond. 



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Sandwich scholars return

For the fifth year, Indonesian universities will be sending another group of doctoral students to NIU during fall semester to work under the supervision of selected NIU professors and advance their research. They are scheduled to arrive in September. Learn more about the Sandwich Program here

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September 15, 2014

  • Center associates update: Thai studies to DC, p. 3
  • Thai scholars to give special lecture,  p. 4
  • Check out Money for Study, p. 5

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