Okaka Dokotum

Ugandan film expert, NIU alumnus returns to campus on Fulbright award

NIU alumnus Okaka Dokotum is returning to DeKalb in impressive fashion this semester – on a prestigious Fulbright faculty award. Dokotum, a native of Uganda, is in residence in NIU’s Department of English while researching African film adaptations of African literary works.

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Senior anthropology major Kylie Robey constructs a complicated mount for Peruvian spindle whorls.

NIU Anthropology Museum receives federal grant for storage, collections move

Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum is having a golden year, picking up its second federal grant in nine months. The museum, currently marking its 50th anniversary, recently received a $150,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to

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Interfacing eyewear? Smart sneakers? Robo-gloves? Brain 2.0?

The new Apple Watch might be an exciting accessory for techies, but it’s only the tip of the technological iceberg compared to what the future has in store for consumers wanting wearable computers. So says award-winning NIU professor David Gunkel, who specializes

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