Thomas Parisi

Harnessing the sun

Nickel and gold solar cells under development in Tao Xu's laboratory.
How can you beat the power of the sun? NIU chemistry and biochemistry professor Tao Xu thinks you can’t. He believes solar...

Sucked into the polar vortex

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With the unseasonably frigid air this week, memories resurfaced of last winter’s biting cold, brought on by the dreaded polar vortex. But as...

‘Workplace telepressure’

Telepressure!
Here’s a new techno-term that will likely resonate among many modern-day office employees: “workplace telepressure.” Northern Illinois University psychology researchers, who coined the...

Building bridges, training teachers

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Cultural anthropologist and NIU Presidential Engagement Professor Susan Russell is no stranger to building bridges between people – in particular, those of...

Top-notch student research

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Students in biological sciences and psychology have won the NIU Graduate Council best thesis and dissertation awards for the 2013-14 academic year. The Outstanding Dissertation...