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Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation approved a $150,000 collaborative research grant in December for the Biological Science department to continue a research project that will study hybridization among two species of topminnow fish.
SIUE Biological Sciences Professor David Duvernell. (Courtesy photo)
Research for the project will continue this summer with experimentation and analysis split at labs in SIUE’s Science […]

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

On April 24, during a brown bag event, history professor Robert Paulett presented his research on William De Brahm, a German-born mapmaker and military engineer who emigrated to the British colonies in the 1750s.
History Professor makes connections with his research of German mapmaker De Brahm's life and American historical developments. Photo courtesy of Paulett.
Paulett published […]

Glennon shares expertise on U.S. water sustainability and policy issues to SIUE audience

Glennon shares expertise on U.S. water sustainability and policy issues to SIUE audience

According to author Robert Glennon on recent water shortages, “Sometimes we humans have an infinite capacity to deny reality.”
Glennon’s knowledge of water sustainability prompted many to approach him afterward with more questions and followup. Photo by Theresa San Luis.
Arts & Issues and the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival presented Glennon, who wrote “Unquenchable: America’s Water […]

Finkelstein focuses in on broad significance of employment relations

Finkelstein focuses in on broad significance of employment relations

Marv Finkelstein, sociology professor, is interested in ways the field can be applied to create change and solve problems—specifically in employment relations.
“At the workplace exists the employment organization as a whole and my main emphasis is on labor management relations,” Finkelstein said.  “It is important that when labor and management work together cooperatively they are […]

World-renowned piano prodigy turns 90, remembers SIUE connection

World-renowned piano prodigy turns 90, remembers SIUE connection

Pianist Ruth Slenczynska has fingers that have touched the hearts of five American presidents and audiences across the country and the world.
Ruth Slencznyska, former piano prodigy and later an SIUE artist-in-residence, turns 90 this month. Photo courtesy of Lovejoy Library
The New York City resident, who turns 90 this month, was also artist-in-residence at SIUE from […]

English faculty engage in poetry correspondence program through humanities grant

English faculty engage in poetry correspondence program through humanities grant

English professor Howard Rambsy
Faculty members of the English department, professors Howard Rambsy, Tisha Brooks and Elizabeth Cali, are project collaborators in an Illinois Humanities Council grant program.
The project, titled “The Illinois Poetry Correspondence Program,” will involve roughly 30 high school students from various parts of the state in reading, writing and correspondence activities related to poetry. The program is […]

Ackad awarded AFOSR grant for physics research

Ackad awarded AFOSR grant for physics research

Physics professor Edward Ackad received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). HIs proposal is titled Understanding Laser-Cluster Interactions in the X-ray Regime. Photo by Theresa San Luis.

Physics professor Edward Ackad received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) […]

URCA student researches, creates campus display for largest elm tree in Illinois

URCA student researches, creates campus display for largest elm tree in Illinois

One biology student has worked throughout the spring semester to give a long-gone elm tree new life.
Senior biological sciences and German major Emma Kuester researched the history and myth behind the largest elm tree on record in Illinois. Kuester created a photo illustration display for the tree, which located on campus property. The display can […]

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

From ceramic pigs and nutcrackers to antique China dolls, freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann has always been interested in collecting objects, which she considers a logical beginning for her interest in anthropology.
Freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann was one of 10 students selected to receive the College of Arts and Science's STELLAR Student award. The award […]

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

When Temple Grandin last visited SIUE, she spoke to a sold-out, standing-room only crowd of more than 800 students, staff, faculty and community members. Upon her return Thursday, she could do more of the same, according to Arts and Issues director Grant Andree.
Temple Grandin returns to SIUE Feb. 27 for the second time as part […]

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