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Northern Today - March 23, 2009

ANDRILLNew evidence shows past global warming had major impact
on Antarctic ice

NIU scientists are key members
of team publishing study in Nature

New scientific evidence fills in an important missing piece of the puzzle as scientists wrestle to determine how global warming will affect the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS).

NIU’s Ross Powell is co-lead author on a paper published by a team of scientists in the March 19 issue of the prestigious journal Nature.


David HedinNIU physicist Hedin explains
significance of the Higgs boson

You’ll have to excuse NIU Physicist David Hedin if he gets a little excited over all that’s happening at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in west-suburban Batavia.


David Driesbach's "Magician's Sabbath," 1984NIU celebrates art of printmaking
with many exhibitions, Sunday shows

A number of exhibitions in numerous NIU and local galleries will celebrate the art of printmaking during “Printmaking Exhibition Suite.”


Philippine Youth Leadership ProgramForeign news crew will document
Philippines peace project at NIU

A video news crew from the Philippines will visit campus in early April to create a documentary on NIU’s successful Philippine Youth Leadership Program.


J. Alex SchwartzNIU Press named recipient of Mellon grant

Northern Illinois University Press will work with the University of Georgia Press and New York University Press on a collaborative publishing project funded with $650,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Early American Places” will attempt to counterbalance overrepresented themes in early American history.