Category: Biological Sciences

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 […]

Sigma-Aldrich to donate $150,000 to SIUE

Sigma-Aldrich to donate $150,000 to SIUE

A series of conversations, an mutually benefitting relationship, and a new science building has led to a significant contribution to SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) according to Craig Steiner, director of development for CAS, and Robert Dixon, associate professor and chair of chemistry. An agreement between SIUE and Sigma-Aldrich will lead to a […]

Colloquium presenters speak to natural spaces

Colloquium presenters speak to natural spaces

Two presenters spoke about natural spaces as part of the 2012 Spring Colloquium. On Tuesday, Aldemaro Romero, dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, and David Israelitt, a student at SIUE, spoke to a small crowd about two distinctly different types of natural spaces. The session was simply entitled Natural spaces.
Romero, who has […]

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

Arguments about the reality of CSI television shows can be heated. Is it real? Is it not? However, there is one argument that is easy to settle. SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has seen a dramatic upswing in students interested in studying the field of Forensics Science. This may be due to what […]

EPA grant explores mushrooms, selenium

EPA grant explores mushrooms, selenium

Exploring methods to use contaminated soil to grow mushrooms is all in one day’s work for a professor at SIUE. Zhi-Qing Lin, associate professor of biological sciences, is using soil with high levels of selenium to grow mushrooms in a lab at SIUE.
Lin, the recipient of a P3 level grant of more than $14,500 from […]

Rosser presents research on the ‘science glass ceiling’

Rosser presents research on the ‘science glass ceiling’

Sue Rosser, provost at San Francisco State University, lectured SIUE attendees and the public Wednesday about her research, titled “Academic Women and their Struggle to Succeed: The Science Glass Ceiling.” The National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Grant sponsored the lecture.
Sue Rosser, SFU provost
Rosser received her doctoral degree in zoology and has served as provost and vice […]

Speaking of ethics - ethics speakers to speak

Speaking of ethics – ethics speakers to speak

When it comes to taking ethics from the classroom to a professional field, the connection is often dropped, according to one professor at SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  Alison Reiheld, assistant professor of philosophy, plans on fixing that for a variety of students at SIUE through a speaker series this academic year.
Alison Reiheld […]

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