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Creating new knowledge about the subatomic world. Shedding light on how stress alters the response to stimulants. Discovering evidence that cities can spawn thunderstorms. Revealing the risks of traffic-generated air pollution. Faculty at any university would be proud of creating such diverse and impactful research. Amazingly, however, this is the work of NIU students in...
...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...
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Several NIU faculty members are among educators from the United States currently participating in a workshop for U.S. and Indonesian educators and administrators as part of the U.S.-Indonesia Partnership Program (USIPP). The workshop, which began Monday and ends today, is being held at Gadjah Mada University to develop new research partnerships, explore potential areas of...
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NIU students fared quite well, thank you very much, in the recent poster competitions held during the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Lauren Grabstanowicz, who is pursuing her pursuing Ph.D. in nanochemistry, and Robert Rickard, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, won...
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All are invited to the Sigma Xi initiation banquet, scheduled Tuesday, April 23, in the Clara Sperling Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The banquet honors newly elected full members and associate members. Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor in the Public Health program of the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will talk on...
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 University’s Tomoyuki Shibata, a professor of public health and an associate of the...
USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.
One year ago, NIU student Jeffrey Lamble found himself exploring the lives of open landfill scavengers in Central America. An estimated 4,000 “waste pickers” in Guatemala City turn small profits by rifling through the 40 acres of trash for reusable items that they can pocket and sometimes sell. This includes food. Unfortunately, their labors expose...
Tomoyuki Shibata
Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called “the Great East Japan Earthquake,” occurred near the northeast coast of the Tohoku...