NIU Burma Studies directors rescue, return 1,000-year-old Buddha statue to Myanmar

It could be the opening scene of a new Indiana Jones blockbuster, complete with a storybook setting that is rich in both mystery and archaeological treasures. After all, more than 2,000 temples and shrines dot the landscape of Bagan, the ancient royal

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NIU mechanical engineering students explore DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport

NIU mechanical engineering students explore DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, view MiG-21

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology seeks ways of going beyond the classroom to experience the industry first-hand. Last month, Nicholas Pohlman took his Mechanical Engineering 453 class to the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport for an up-close viewing of a turbo-jet

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Engineering professor, graduate student partner to improve efficiency at Rockford manufacturer

Professors in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology constantly look to engage students in real-world projects, giving them the experience they need to be successful after graduation. Gary Chen, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and his

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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders create sustainable technology to improve Third World countries

Students in NIU’s Engineers Without Borders organization are dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing sustainable First World technologies to Third World countries. “To make a technology sustainable, it has to be simple and easily maintained. For example, when

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Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter and Zhili Xiao

NIU honors Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter, Zhili Xiao with Board of Trustees Professorships for 2013

NIU has named Dan Gebo in anthropology, Paul Kelter in literacy education and Zhili Xiao in physics as its 2013 Board of Trustees Professors – a top university honor that recognizes faculty members for international renown in their research and excellence in

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Artist Andreas Cellarius’ “Ptolemaic World System,” on loan from the Joel Oppenheimer Gallery.

Museum Studies students curate new exhibition to celebrate maps as navigational tools, artworks

As part of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s upcoming Mapping Exhibition Suite, “MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography” features the evolution of maps as both tools for navigation and beautiful works of art. This exhibition will be

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‘Beyond manufacturing’: Engineering students take third in IIE Technical Paper Competition

In early March, Northern Illinois University’s Institute of Industrial Engineering chapter attended the regional conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Chapter members submitted and presented two papers in the technical paper competition: one by Donato Miroballi, the chapter president, and one by senior

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A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.

Ssh? Balinese gamelan drums up welcome ‘noise’ in Founders Library’s Southeast Asia collection

Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject

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Karen Samonds and her daughters, 6-year-old Ann (left) and 4-year-old Evelyn

National Geographic features Karen Samonds during International Women’s Day celebration

National Geographic Magazine’s website singled out NIU biologist Karen Samonds for recognition as part of its March 8 observance of International Women’s Day. Explorers Journal salutes Samonds for both her work at filling in the 65-million-year gap in the fossil record of

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