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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NIU Libraries launches Open Access Fund

NIU Libraries has launched a pilot Open Access Fund that will provide small grants to faculty and graduate students to help defray the upfront costs associated with open access publishing. Grappling with the costs for expensive journal subscriptions, a number of universities

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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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