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Top 25 of 2013: Primitive primate

Dan Gebo
In June, an international team of paleontologists that included Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo announced the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling primate dating back 55 million years.

NIU students give back year round

NIU Cares Day 2011
All throughout the fall semester, Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) has been helping students find opportunities to give back to the community. Destiny McDonald, director of Community Service for SILD, said the push for students to get involved starts as soon…

NEH awards grant to Anthropology Museum

An armored vest from the Tana Toraja people of Sulawesi, Indonesia, is one of the featured items in the "Rarely Seen Southeast Asia" exhibit on display through May 15 at the NIU Anthropology Museum.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a Preservation Assistance grant to the NIU Anthropology Museum. Grant funds will support conservation training for museum staff, supplies to improve textile storage, and environmental monitoring kits. These competitive NEH grants are awarded…

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