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Health
5:18 am
Thu March 15, 2012

New Evidence Links Life in the Womb and Obesity

New evidence suggests environmental factors in the womb could lead to  increased body weight in later years. The research appears  in the journal Plos One.  Scientists found changes around the DNA at birth which may result from a mother's diet or exposure to pollution or stress. These changes were linked to a higher Body Mass Index in children around the age of nine.

Full Story from BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033

Education
10:15 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Wanted: Non-NIU undergrads interested in the environment, paid summer research program

Northern Illinois University is looking for non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists.

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Education
6:29 am
Tue February 28, 2012

The Art of the Sales Pitch

Students from around the globe tested their sales skills this past weekend at the 2nd Annual World Collegiate Sales Open held at Northern Illinois University. 

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Education
8:47 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Tentative Contract Agreement at RVC

A labor dispute at a community college in northern Illinois could be nearing an end.  A tentative contract agreement has been reached between Rock Valley College and its faculty union. 

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Education
8:25 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Northern Illinois School Gets National Nod for Wind Program

A community college in northern Illinois is getting industry recognition for its program related to wind energy. 

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Education
10:43 am
Thu November 10, 2011

SIU Strike Over

The faculty strike at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is over. 

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