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The National Science Foundation has awarded a $218,000 grant to NIU anthropologist Giovanni Bennardo to lead an international team of scholars in a research project that examines the cultural models of nature held by primary food producers in world regions affected by climate change. The project involves 15 scholars and six graduate students from 10...
Carlos Velazquez receives the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Outstanding Service Award in 2011.
NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy will host a presentation of “The Inuit: Today’s Victims of Global Climate Change” by Carlos Velazquez, an Otomi Indian and mechanical engineer. The talk will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center....
Mary Moses
It’s amazing what you can learn if you only look close enough. Take tree cores, for instance. Senior undergraduate student Mary Moses can tell a lot by examining them. “I am looking at tree cores and examining their radial growth patterns in order to see how the invasive species Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle) and various...
Brian Guthrie, a senior NIU geology major, says his recent experience in the Antarctic as part of a major research team was, well, out of this world. The icy desert continent “was like nothing I’d ever seen before,” says the 23-year-old St. Charles native, who spent more than a month in Antarctica. At one point,...
Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.
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 of clean whole samples from an Antarctic subglacial lake, according to a statement...
Photo of a globe marble in grass
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 in which climate change affects various aspects of our world. Not only will...
For someone who isn’t fond of cold weather, Brian Guthrie sure seems excited about the prospect of working in one of the coldest, driest and most remote environments on the planet. A senior geology major at Northern Illinois University, Guthrie definitely has an adventurous side. He sports a Mohawk, zips to classes via skateboard and...
Dave Changnon
The heat wave in the Chicago region early this month would likely have been even more deadly if not for lessons learned from the lethal hot spell of 1995, according to NIU Board of Trustees Professor David Changnon. Changnon, a professor of meteorology in the Department of Geography who conducted research on the infamous ’95...
A photo of penguins
Northern Illinois University will host a workshop for teachers who are seeking to learn more about climate science and Antarctica and to find related resources for their classrooms. The workshop, titled Antarctica’s Climate Secrets, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Room 116 of Davis Hall on the NIU...
NIU will host a two-day international workshop early next month examining the cultural models of nature and the environment held by primary food producers worldwide. Department of Anthropology professor Giovanni Bennardo, organizer of the event, said results of the workshop will be of interest to area scholars, policymakers and individuals who are engaged in the...
Reed Scherer (left) and Ross Powell
Northern Illinois University and DOER Marine today unveiled a new 28-foot long, cigar-shaped robotic submarine to be used in exploration beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Bristling with high-tech instrumentation, the submarine is among the exhibits at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco this week during the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. The...
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