Category: Scholarly Activities

Twelve members inducted into SIUE’s first Spanish honor society through ceremony

Twelve members inducted into SIUE’s first Spanish honor society through ceremony

In an ambient ceremony that included classical Spanish guitar music as a backdrop and candlelit readings of Spanish poetry, SIUE saw the induction of 12 members in the local chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, a new student organization on campus.
The first ever group of Spanish honor society members were inducted into the […]

IRIS open house showcases digital research opportunities

IRIS open house showcases digital research opportunities

From left: Sammy Seale, IRIS student assistant and Samantha Winkler, Dr. Hildebrandt's student assistant at the open house listening to information given by Hildebrandt.
The Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center is hosting a series of open houses for faculty and students. The first open house was hosted on Friday, October 5, at the Center, […]

Women's studies website, blog offers virtual community

Women’s studies website, blog offers virtual community

Image courtesy of http://barnard.edu/headlines/womens-studies-then-now
The Women’s Studies department at SIUE offers graduate and undergraduate women the opportunity to share their insights, speak their minds, and contemplate the historical and contemporary situations of women in society through both academic and extracurricular endeavors.
Besides Coffee With Cool Women, various panel discussions, and informative lectures, the department is reaching out […]

Chemistry department receives NSF grant for nitric oxide research

Chemistry department receives NSF grant for nitric oxide research

Dr. Michael Shaw holds up a ball and stick heme model
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $81,231 to SIUE’s Chemistry department to work on a new project entitled “Collaborative Research: Redox Behavior of Heme-NOx Models – A Vehicle for Outreach and Discovery.” SIUE Chemistry Chair Dr. Michael J. Shaw is directing the three-year project, […]

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Soon, a SIUE College of Arts and Sciences alumna will be sharing her knowledge of English to school children in Germany. Kate Eckert, a senior set to graduate with a double major in historical studies and foreign language and literature and a minor in European studies, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend nine […]

Assistant Professor Musonda Kapatamoyo

TWIC – There’s an app for that.

Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo
After a lengthy review process and much anticipation, the This Week In CAS app is available on Apple’s app store.
The decision to create the app originated with Aldemaro Romero, dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences at SIUE. The idea was that the app could be a tool for students and faculty to access […]

Ledzewicz presents on optimal control in Allahabad, India

Ledzewicz presents on optimal control in Allahabad, India

An SIUE professor travelled to Allahabad, India this past winter break to present her research on applications of mathematics to cancer treatments.  The presentation took place on December 31st, 2010.
Urszula Ledzewicz, distinguished research professor in mathematics and statistics, was invited as one of 15 plenary speakers to the “International Conference on Mathematics of Date” with […]

STEP grants support research and creativity

STEP grants support research and creativity

SIUE offers several internal, competitive grants to support research and creativity amongst faculty and staff at the institution. Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) is a grant program offered, on a competitive basis, to “support research and creative activities … intended to encourage faculty to initiate new research directions or new research projects,” […]

Heidelberg invited SIUE chair to university

Heidelberg invited SIUE chair to university

Belinda Carstens-Wickham, professor of foreign languages and literature and chair of that department, was invited to the University of Heidelberg, Germany, this past summer. The trip, all expenses paid by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), was a weeklong excursion sponsored by that university.
Carstens-Wickham with group of international alumni. Photo courtesy of Castens-Wickham.
The trip included […]

Professor uses Spanish national identity to publish ...  and teach

Professor uses Spanish national identity to publish … and teach

What does art and literature have to do with collective and national identity and Juan Goytisolo? This is the exact question that Olga Bezhanova, assistant professor of foreign languages and literature at SIUE, answered in a recent article accepted for publication.
Bezhanova, a native of Ukraine, is interested in studying the formation of collective identity. In […]

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