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Young man working on an experiment in a lab

Sreehari S. Rajasree, and Riya Krishnan, below, both doctoral students in chemistry, work on experiments aimed at developing more efficient and targeted ways of using light to drive chemical reactions. Pravas Deria, associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences, is leading the work, funded by a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

SIU research team explores how light and chemistry may perfect how meds are made

Two cars leaving from opposite cities traveling toward each other will meet more quickly than one car driving all the way to the other car sitting stationary. That’s the fundamental premise behind a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher’s newly funded project using light and chemistry to improve how medicines are made.

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Niki Davis

Host a winning Super Bowl party with tips from SIU “food nerd” and expert

No matter whom you root for, the food at your Super Bowl party should be as big and flavorful as your love for your favorite team, and the menu should be easy enough to ensure you can spend your time watching the game and socializing rather than in the kitchen, said Niki Davis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s hospitality, tourism and event management program manager and professor of practice.

Young woman participating in the Parade of Flags

SIU celebrating International Festival 2023 Feb. 6-10

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s International Festival 2023 celebrates diversity, inclusiveness and the global reach of the university with a variety of special events Monday through Friday, Feb. 6-10.

Paden Schultz

Visitation for SIU student

The family of Southern Illinois University Carbondale student Paden Schultz will be in attendance during a visitation from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Student Center Auditorium, and they would like to meet as many people as possible. Attendees are free to come and go.

LaGarrett King

SIU speaker to discuss effectively teaching about Black historical experiences Feb. 6

As part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Black History Month celebration, LaGarrett King, director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the University of Buffalo, will speak about “Can’t get right: We need to teach through, not about, Black historical experiences” in a virtual presentation on Monday, Feb. 6.

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