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Jessica Fliginger
Meet Jessica Fliginger, a senior Huskie Service Scholar majoring in environmental studies. Fliginger will present Tuesday, April 19, at the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) and the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Along with Huskie Service Scholars, Fliginger has been a recipient of the Student Engagement Fund and is conducting research in the Jones Lab,...
What if our cars could help save the environment? At the next STEM Café, “Renewable Nation: How Hybrid Cars and Smart Grids Will Change America,” NIU assistant professor Kevin Martin will explain how technology could transform vehicles from gas guzzlers into key components of a smarter, more sustainable power system. The free talk and discussion...
Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer’s doctoral research set out to test a radical hypothesis put forth in the 1970s that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet “collapsed” during the interglacial period that immediately predated the most recent Ice Age, and could again. Confirming past instability of this ice sheet would contribute to growing concerns regarding future collapse and consequent...
...On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ’crost the Bay! – Rudyard Kipling “Road to Mandalay” (1892) In August, a cohort of NIU professors spent two weeks in Mandalay, Myanmar, working with Yadanabon University to lay the foundations for collaborative research projects. Because...
This Changes Everything
“This Changes Everything,” a documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, will make its northern Illinois premiere Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the historic Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. The 7:45 p.m. screening, which is free and open to the public, begins shortly after a STEM Café on...
Reed Scherer
Antarctica is melting, according to evidence brought back to Illinois by NIU Geology professor Reed Scherer and his students. At the next STEM Café, Scherer will discuss his Antarctic research, why it matters and what it reveals about global climate trends. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
NIU lighting lab
People are exposed daily to many different types of light. Although many are not consciously aware of the lights that surround them, the color and brightness of these lights affects them physiologically. Take a look around to consider the nearby sources of light. Is natural light filtering through a window? Is it sunny or overcast...
Photo of a 1950s-era house
Paula Brkich of the HOPE Fair Housing Center will visit campus Monday, Oct. 5, to talk on “Fair Housing and Environmental Justice: Exploring the Intersection of Housing, Poverty, Activism, and Environmental Justice.” The talk, scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center, will provide an overview of the...
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