Tomis Kapitan

Kapitan to employ ‘Platonic Socratic Dialogue for Our Time’ to explore modern ‘war on terror’

When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to

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Holly Jones

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society welcomes biologist Holly Jones for Feb. 21 brown bag talk

Holly Jones, assistant professor in the NIU Department of Biological Sciences, will speak at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at the next brown bag luncheon of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The event takes place in Wirtz 216. Bring a lunch; light

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Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.

NIU researchers part of team that collects first intact samples from Antarctic subglacial lake

A team of scientists that includes Northern Illinois University researchers has successfully drilled through the overlying Antarctic ice sheet and sampled directly the waters and sediments of Subglacial Lake Whillans. The effort is making headlines today: It marks the first successful retrieval

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