NIU Burma Studies directors rescue, return 1,000-year-old Buddha statue to Myanmar

It could be the opening scene of a new Indiana Jones blockbuster, complete with a storybook setting that is rich in both mystery and archaeological treasures. After all, more than 2,000 temples and shrines dot the landscape of Bagan, the ancient royal

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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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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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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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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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