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SIU researchers study moral injuries of war, advocate for veterans

Moral injuries of war can be just as harmful, even deadly, as physical wounds or PTSD and just as detrimental and costly to families and society, says a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher who is leading an effort to change policy and remove barriers to treatment.

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SIU’s Paul Simon Institute awards four Simon Democracy Prizes

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale today (May 23) announced the recipients of the Paul Simon Democracy Prize. The institute is awarding four prizes of $5,000 each to current Illinois college or university students for the design and implementation of projects to revitalize democracy in their communities.

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SIU lab works with ‘tiny psychologists’ to learn how babies and children get social skills

How do newborns evaluate, develop and reason as they grow, and how do they become children with the skills to navigate the social world? By working with countless “tiny psychologists,” as they call their infant and children volunteers, the student and faculty researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Social Cognitive Development Lab (SCD) are exploring these questions and more.

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SIFest’s 20th season features D-Day concert, opera, ballet and more

The nationally recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival (SIFest) will start its 20th season this week by providing the region an opportunity to enjoy the finest professional singers and instrumentalists from the United States and Europe, along with a mix of select Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty and students.

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SIU researchers mitigate two problems by transforming waste plastic into food

In the 1970s, it was Tang, the orange-like drink of astronauts, that found its way into the Earth-bound consumer market. Sometime during the next few years, it could be µBites – created by a team of researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale – that splashes down on dinner tables and helps solve an ecological problem.

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