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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Eva Andrei

Prominent Rutgers scientist Eva Andrei to give Friday lecture on ‘wonder material’ graphene

Prominent scientist Eva Andrei from Rutgers University will deliver a public presentation on the exciting material known as graphene at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Room 200 of La Tourette Hall 200. Professor Andrei’s work on graphene was chosen by Science magazine as

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Building castles in the sand this spring break? Wash thoroughly afterward, researchers say

Spring-breakers headed for the beachfront be forewarned: It’s not just polluted water that can harbor illness-causing microbes; digging around in the sand can pose risks, too, especially for children. “Beach sand is definitely a major source of pathogen exposures,” says Northern Illinois

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Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary

The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall

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