LLI: Notables

Since its beginning, LLI has featured weekly talks by experts, primarily NIU faculty. We’ve learned about topics from ancient Rome to swarming robots. This fall’s topics include the physics of football, social media’s influence on health behaviors, understanding the disease of addiction, artificial intelligence, brewing whiskey, and more. As always, there will be time for questions of our speakers.

September 13
Understanding the Baffling Disease of Addiction
Paul Priester
NIU School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions

September 20
Distilling Whiskey in the Corn Fields
Jamie Walter
Whiskey Acres Distillery, DeKalb

September 27
The Questionable Influences of Social Media on Your Health Behaviors
Lynn Herrmann
Public Health

October 4
From Research to Practice: Chronic Disorders in Hearing & Balance
Blythe Kitner
NIU Audiology Program

October 11
Is This the Party to Whom I Am Speaking: How Automation & Artificial Intelligence Are Changing How We Communicate
Andrea Guzman
NIU Dept. of Communication

October 18
The Physics of Football
Mike Eads
NIU Dept. of Physics

October 25
Making Education Out of Jefferson in an Age of Racial Reckoning
Kerry Burch
NIU Dept. of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

November 1

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Holmes Student Center, All sessions meet in HSC Illinois Room except for Thursday, Oct. 19, when we'll meet in HSC Room 406.
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Community Events

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Alumni, General Public






$85 for the entire Fall 2023 term

Center for P-20 Engagement, NIU Continuing and Professional Education, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development


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