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NIU Libraries launches Open Access Fund

NIU Libraries has launched a pilot Open Access Fund that will provide small grants to faculty and graduate students to help defray the upfront costs associated with open access publishing. Grappling with the costs for expensive journal subscriptions, a number of universities

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Engineering professor, students use NSF grant to examine sources of green, renewable energy

Renewable energy is a rapidly growing area of study in today’s world. As the population begins to use up other natural resources such as coal and oil, the future of energy is clean, green and renewable. At the NIU College of Engineering

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Graduate students inivited to present research, artistry at fifth annual conference on campus

Online registration for the fifth annual Graduate Student Research & Artistry Conference is now open. This year’s event will take place from8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Holmes Student Center. The conference is part of NIU’s two-week long celebration of

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Developing young scientists: College students sought for paid summer research opportunities

Northern Illinois University is seeking non-NIU college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight undergraduates will be chosen. Selected students will receive free housing on NIU’s campus –

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OMRON Global names new engineering lab

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is getting a cutting-edge robotics and mechatronics lab with the help of corporate sponsor OMRON Global. OMRON Global is an international company that focuses on a wide variety of manufacturing automation products, producing motors, sensors,

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Library makes faculty research publications, student theses, dissertations available online

University Libraries has launched Huskie Commons, a new online repository featuring NIU student theses and dissertations and faculty members’ publications in peer-reviewed journals. While outreach to NIU faculty is just beginning, Huskie Commons already contains full text versions of more than 60

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Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the

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