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NIU educators forge global relationships in Indonesia

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

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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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USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.

Student Jeff Lamble to present landfill research Aug. 24 during annual Academic Convocation

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

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Tomoyuki Shibata

Professor to discuss potential long-term effects from devastating March 11 earthquake in Japan

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

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