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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Secondary schoolers invited to campus to hear new ideas about climate change, environment

High school and middle school science teachers are invited Friday, Feb. 8, to attend the New Ideas in Science: Climate Change and the Environment conference at DeKalb’s Holmes Student Center. This year’s conference in the “New Ideas” series addresses the many ways

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Amy Levin

Road to Burma: Levin’s first Fulbright to focus on teaching U.S. literature of last three decades

Amy K. Levin is no stranger to “firsts.” Among her many credits are “Africanism and Authenticity in African-American Women’s Novels,” one of the first texts to study African influences in novels by African-American women. She also edited and wrote parts of “Gender,

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Mark Schuller

NGOLD, anthropology make joint appointment, hire scholar Mark Schuller after national search

The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the Department of Anthropology announced that Mark Schuller has accepted a joint appointment as an assistant professor. Schuller grew up in the Chicago area, graduating from Elk Grove High

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Photo of purple-gloved hands conducting a scientific experiment.

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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Valia Allori

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society continues brown bag lunch series Jan. 30, Allori to speak

Valia Allori, a professor in the NIU Department of Philosophy, will speak at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the next brown bag luncheon presented by the NIU Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The lunch takes place in the Illinois Room of the

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