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 power will be a big player on the energy scene in the future. “Eventually, we’re going to use up…

NIU Sierra Leone program postponed until 2016

Northern Illinois University’s Study Abroad Office announced the postponement of its planned 2015 study abroad program in Sierra Leone until summer, 2016. “In International Affairs, we believe that continued engagement with west African nations is crucial for true understanding and a global perspective,”…

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