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How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

How Pokemon Go shapes the future of augmented reality

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The culmination of several factors helped make Pokemon Go the virtual phenomenon it has become. As a brand, Pokemon is steeped in millennial nostalgia while simultaneously  appealing to a younger demographic. Couple that with the “free” price tag on a platform that almost everyone has with them...

USA Today writer explains the importance of collaboration between scientists and journalists

Kassidy Stricklett, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Campus Events, News

  On Oct. 22, NKU students and staff participated in a video conference with USA Today writer Alison Young. Young offered tips and resources for aspiring journalists and scientists on how to collaborate to create large stories and coverage about scientific issues. Young is known for her multim...

Oculus Rift virtually makes the future a reality

Oculus Rift virtually makes the future a reality

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014


Filed under News

If you have ever been on the third floor of Griffin Hall, you have probably passed the innovation gallery and wondered what was going on in there. Some have referred to it as a 'tech playground,' but there is so much more to it. Among the sea of technology, you'll find the Oculus Rift. The device is...

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“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...

Technology, new features open at success center

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

April 18, 2013


Filed under News

The new Student Success Center will celebrate its soft opening on April 22nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in its new home on the second floor of the University Center. President Mearns will speak at this event, addressing why the university felt the need to open the success center. There will also be tours...

IT tackles spotty wireless Internet service in University Housing

Danielle Wesley

February 3, 2011


Filed under News

NKU did not always have wireless Internet access in every room in every building on campus. It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that University Housing partnered with the Office of Information Technology (IT) to have something done about this. Following this, every dorm received wireless Internet access...

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