Category: Scholarly Activities

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 […]

Nastasia takes SIUE global

Nastasia takes SIUE global

Sorin Nastasia, assistant professor of speech communication.
Sorin Nastasia, assistant professor of speech communication, is on his way to making his mark at SIUE and globally in the field of public relations. His recent invitation to participate in “The Diaspora’s Contribution to Scientific Research and Higher Education in Romania” conference, in Bucharest, Romania, attests to his […]

Dean Romero Donates Life's Work

Dean Romero Donates Life’s Work

Aldemaro Romero Jr., dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, donated his collected works to the University. A visual representation of his works is on display in the middle of the first floor of Lovejoy Library, near the reference desk.
A student browses a display of the Romero Collection
The Aldemaro Romero Jr. collection consists […]

New faculty member’s research may help war veterans

New faculty member’s research may help war veterans

The unique perspectives that Hsin-hsin Huang, assistant professor of social work, brings to her field are a source of excitement for SIUE’s Department of Social Work, which acquired the Taiwan native at the beginning of the 2010 fall semester.
Huang, who has been in the United States for 20 years, received her master of science in […]

Jumping frogs hard landings

Jumping frogs hard landings

Frogs belly flopping and face planting is not just funny to watch. It is interesting science with major implications. Just ask the world of biology. Right now, the buzz is all about these belly flopping and face planting frogs.
Talk escalated when Dr. Rick Essner, from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biological Sciences, […]

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