Category: Biological Sciences

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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 […]

Dr. Mayra Heydrich on the quad at SIUE

Dr. Mayra Heydrich Visits SIUE

Mayra Heydrich, coordinator of semester programs at the University of Havana, paid a visit to SIUE the week before break. During her time on campus Heydrich toured the facilities, attended lectures, and met with administrators and faculty.
“This is a great opportunity for me to come and see your facilities,” Heydrich explained, “in the near future […]

Biology graduate student discovers solitary eagle nest

Biology graduate student discovers solitary eagle nest

SIUE biology graduate student Stacia Novy was part of a five-member team that located the only known solitary eagle nest in Belize. And the team would not have been able to do so without her archaic falconry skills.
Photo courtesy of Stacia Novy
“They’ve been looking for this bird for decades, and I kind of fell into […]

CAS online courses continue to increase

CAS online courses continue to increase

The College of Arts and Sciences has more than doubled its summer online course offerings since 2010, at which time 24 online courses were offered.
By this summer, 51 classes will be offered. Larry LaFond, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the college has been “at the forefront” of recent increases in […]

SIUE Faculty Member Donates $100,000 To Biology Department

SIUE Faculty Member Donates $100,000 To Biology Department

On December 11, 2012 SIUE Faculty gathered to receive a generous donation from long time SIUE biology professor Ralph Axtell. The one hundred thousand dollar donation will be used to set up an endowment fund for the Department of Biological Sciences and help support research efforts in the Ecology and Organismal Biology Teaching Laboratory.
Axtell holds […]

A Ravine in the Bluebell Woods

Essner, Minchin publish on bird populations, habitats in Sweet William, Bluebell and Bohm

Biology professors Dr. Rick Essner and Dr. Peter Minchin have recently published two articles about their bird survey research that they have conducted in SIUE’s Sweet William Woods, Bluebell Woods and neighboring Bohm Woods Nature Preserve.
Drs. Essner and Minchin observing wildlife with students
The two articles are “A Survey of Bluff Forest Avifauna in Southwestern Illinois” […]

New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals: Available Now

New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals: Available Now

Dean Aldemaro Romero’s fifteenth book is now available. Titled “New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals,” the book is a collection of articles documenting modern and cross disciplinary methods for the study of marine mammals.
When approached to be the editor for the book Romero’s one condition was that the could co-edit the book with […]

Dr. Liebl working with a student. Photo courtesy of Shan Lu.

Liebl attends Drexel symposium to share drosophila research

On Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, Biology Professor and Drosophilist Dr. Faith Liebl attended Drexel University’s Epigenetics and Disease Symposium in Philadelphia to present a seminar about her recent drosophila research.
Dr. Liebl working with a student. Photo courtesy of Shan Lu.
In Liebl’s drosophila research, she and her student lab workers have explored proteins called kismet in […]

Coffee With Cool Women features genome analyst Elise Waldman

Coffee With Cool Women features genome analyst Elise Waldman

Elise Waldman speaks with undergraduates at Coffee With Cool Women
SIUE’s Women’s Studies program, directed by Dr. Catherine Seltzer, kicked off its first in a series of “flash mentoring events” called Coffee With Cool Women on Thursday, September 27th, 2012. The Coffee With Cool Women series, organized and conducted by Seltzer, invites successful women to share […]

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