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VIDEO: The Herbarium at NKU

VIDEO: The Herbarium at NKU

Jason Houston, Caleb Hodges, and Keara McClellan

October 7, 2019

Northerner reporters interviewed Dr. Maggie Whiston, the director of NKU's herbarium, about what one could find inside the collection and how students can utilize its resources.

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

Quynh Nguyen works in a lab inside the science center.

Jack Flesch, Contributor

November 29, 2018

In fall 2019, 36 new NKU students will join hundreds of current NKU students and alumni as members of the Scholarships, Opportunities, Achievements and Results (SOAR) Project as a recent National Science Foundation grant puts the SOAR Project back on its feet. The SOAR Project began at NKU in 2008 in eff...

Any way the wind blows: why campus is so windy

Why is NKU so windy?

Josh Goad, Reporter

February 2, 2018

Why is NKU so windy?

Health Department: location affects local life expectancies

Does your health depend on the neighborhood where you live? The Northern Kentucky Health Dept. says life expectancy differs from county to county.

Seth Johnston, Reporter

January 27, 2018

Long live some is the main finding of a Northern Kentucky Health Dept. study on how life expectancy differs from neighborhood to neighborhood presented at NKU’s research colloquium on Jan. 25.

Inside the minds of mass shooters

Dr. Kathleen O'Connor discusses the psychological factors that influence mass shooters.

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 9, 2015

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor stands before a packed classroom, her eyes are narrow and her face is tense. Her hands hung at her side, almost as still as the atmosphere of the room.Despite the size of the crowd, the classroom was silent.“I keep hoping every time I do this, that this is going to be the last t...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

November 2, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s crock pot and clear tubing you’ve seen at your local hospital, the machine recycles ...

Equal rights group tries to patch ‘leaky pipeline’

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer

August 11, 2014

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (KGSC) at NKU is seeking to change the problem of underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) careers. KGSC is a branch of the National Girls Collaborative Project. It serves as a platform in which leaders can discuss t...

Student Research and Creativity Celebration provides a voice for all

A group of students play a musical piece during 2013 Celebration.

Tori Lentz and Brittany Smart

April 10, 2014

The annual Student Research and Creativity celebration will commence its 12th year next week from April 14th -18th as one of the largest student and faculty collaborations on NKU’s campus. Event co-chairman and anthropology professor Dr. Judy Voelker is pleased with the increase that she has seen in...

Drowning in data: NKU creates new data science major

Maggie Pund, News editor

September 25, 2013

Every minute, trillions of bytes of data are being created. From passive online browsing to checking out at the grocery store, the volume and variety of data being collected every day would seem inconceivable not long ago. With more information generated, stored and accessible than ever before, this...

Associate dean working to close ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Associate dean working to close  ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Silvana Hill, Staff writer

September 19, 2013

“This is what I’ve learned: You don’t say anything about it,” said Maureen Doyle to summarize her experience as a woman in the male-dominated fi eld of computer science. “People will ask me, why do I think there are no women in CS [computer science], and first of all, I don’t know,” Doyle...

Autism hits home for NKU student

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

April 4, 2013

Symposium, local programs teach the science behind the disorder The Dorothy Westerman Hermann Autism Symposium was held in the Otto Budig Theater March 22, allowing many students to hear from professionals about diagnostic techniques, treatments and behaviors associated with autism. Drawing on how autism ha...

Ce;ebrating Student research success

Roxanna Blevins, Assignments editor

March 27, 2012

Northern Kentucky University will celebrate students’ work in the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity April 2-6. On any given day at NKU, students are playing instruments, performing in stage productions and conducting research for classes from anthropology to psychology. The fruits...

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