Category: Biological Sciences

Professors from various departments came together for a panel discussion about evolution v. intelligent design for SIUE's first Darwin Day event, at which more than 100 staff, students and faculty attended. Photo courtesy of Craig Steiner

Inaugural Darwin Day event explores evolution, intelligent design

SIUE’s first Darwin Day event – a celebration of the life and discoveries of scientist Charles Darwin – brought more than 100 students, staff and faculty together to discuss evolution and intelligent design.
Professors from various departments came together for a panel discussion about evolution v. intelligent design for SIUE's first Darwin Day event, at which […]

SIUE celebrates completion of Science Building West with ribbon cutting ceremony

SIUE celebrates completion of Science Building West with ribbon cutting ceremony

The crowd at the Science Building West entrance last Monday looked on as Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, SIU President Glenn Poshard and public officials spoke about the years of dedication and work behind the construction of the building leading up to the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photo by Theresa San Luis
Furst-Bowe said the new facility is an example […]

SIUE biology professor collaborates with Ohio University professor to study plants in space

SIUE biology professor collaborates with Ohio University professor to study plants in space

Biologists could soon know how plants react to a lack of gravity due to an experiment biology professor Darron Luesse will conduct with Ohio University professor Sarah Wyatt with the assistance of a nearly $400,000 grant from NASA.
Photo courtesy of Darron Luesse
The research, according to Luesse, will help understand basic biology, such as how plants […]

Science Building West ribbon cutting to be held Nov. 4

Science Building West ribbon cutting to be held Nov. 4

SIUE will celebrate the completion of the new science building – Science Building West – with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.
Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a press conference earlier this year regarding funding for renovations to the old Science Building.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m., Nov. 4, followed by a tour of […]

Gov. Quinn Presents $23 Million Check to Fund Science Building

Gov. Quinn Presents $23 Million Check to Fund Science Building

Gov. Pat Quinn presented a $23 million check to SIUE last week for the renovation of the old Science Building within the College of Arts and Sciences. The funds will completely renovate the existing building connected to the recently completed, brand new science facility. The building’s completion will enable it to become one of the […]

National Science Foundation approves SIUE's request for scholarship program

National Science Foundation approves SIUE’s request for scholarship program

More than 20 students per year, for five years, will receive first-hand experience in the classroom and monetary support to further careers in teaching science due to SIUE being approved for the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.
Biological sciences professor Kelly Barry, who helped research for the award, said it will fund internships for […]

New Science Building opens for fall semester

New Science Building opens for fall semester

More than three years after the initial ground breaking for SIUE’s new, $52 million Science Building – equipped with upgraded labs, additional space and energy efficient components – the building is complete and ready for student, staff and faculty use.
SIUE students Katie Bennett and Dallas Wright conduct experiments at chemistry professor Chin-Chuan Wei's research lab, […]

Aldemaro Romero presents his lecture "Who Was the Real Dawrin"

CAS Colloquium: Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Last Tuesday Christopher Pearson, Rick Essner, and Aldemaro Romero hosted a cross disciplinary lecture discussing Charles Darwin’s, “On the Origin of Species,” The three part presentation discussed the importance of Darwin’s work, the changes it underwent as it was developed, and the logic processes used by Darwin.
Essner’s presentation focused on how Darwin’s earlier observations didn’t […]

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

Rita Levi-Montalcini

SIUE Honors Rita Levi-Montalcini for International Women’s Day

Last Saturday SIUE faculty and students gathered for a special celebration of the life of Rita Levi-Montalcini. Originally Montalcini was scheduled to give a special guest presentation on the date, however she passed away last December at the age of 103.
A noted neural scientist, Montalcini won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1986 with Stanley […]

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