Category: Biological Sciences

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 […]

Fragile life, artistic endeavors

Fragile life, artistic endeavors

For most, a sight of a bee triggers anxiety and a flight response. For Brigham Dimick, the insect triggers art.
 Dimick, area head of drawing at SIUE, is displaying some of his artwork currently at the University of Missouri St. Louis’ (UMSL) Gallery 210. Most of the art involves a concept drawn and built up by […]

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS - from the TWIC Editors

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS – from the TWIC Editors

As many of you know, This Week In CAS (TWIC) launched its first edition in October 2010.  TWIC is part of an effort by Aldemaro Romero, Dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and his staff, to diversify the way the CAS communicates the stories, adventures, and successes within the CAS community, as […]

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty and staff are anything but negative about the outlook for the upcoming school year.
All members gathered at the 17th Annual CAS Fall Meeting on Friday to discuss the present and future state of the university and introduce new faculty and staff.
SIUE’s Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift began the meeting […]

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

No one can say that SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is not reaching out the the local community.  In the past year, under the direction of Aldemaro Romero, Dean of CAS, three new media outlets have been added to the arsenal, This Week In CAS (TWIC), Segue, and College Talk.
These new […]

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

This Week In CAS (TWIC) officially launched on October 1, 2010 as a news hub for SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences. In the past 7 months, the editors of TWIC have been delighted to bring you the achievements of faculty and staff, the exciting events on  the University’s  vibrant campus and other information regarding the research […]

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

Faculty members from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences will have the opportunity to travel across the globe as experts who interact with foreign audiences to discuss American policies, society and culture.
Twelve CAS faculty members have been selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs to participate in the U.S. Speaker […]

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