In fish, the fin bone is connected to the tail bone and so on. But for a researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale studying an aggressive invader, it’s all about the ear bone.
SIU Professor of Zoology Gregory Whitledge stands at the university’s Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. Whitledge and others recently used the telltale chemistry contained in the growth rings of a bone from the ear of invasive Great Lakes grass carp to identify key breeding grounds for the fish. The information contained in the otoliths, or so-called “ear stones,” could help wildlife managers better target population control efforts aimed at the fish that crowds out native animals. (Photo by Yenitza Melgoza)
A new program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will train a generation of engineers who will meld emerging technologies into the life-saving medical devices of the future – and meet the growing demand for these innovators. Their work may seem like the stuff of science fiction.
A virtual presentation next week to commemorate the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly more than seven decades ago will examine human trafficking.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will receive an honorary Doctor of Community Health degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale following approval by the SIU Board of Trustees today (Dec. 3). Ezike is one of six individuals recommended by SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane to receive honorary degrees and distinguished service awards.
Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s former foreign minister, will discuss the complex relationship between the United States and Latin America during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
Staying fit and healthy isn’t ever easy. It’s even trickier in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when people are socially distancing and staying home much more than usual. Savanna Ashbaugh, fitness coordinator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services, offers tips for working out and staying fit at home.
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Community Dental Center is open, seeing patients and offering a December special: new patients get an examination and X-rays for $50.
Eleven Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduating seniors have collaborated to honor the Class of 2021 with an online showcase at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 via YouTube.
Eliot A. Cohen, an author, political scientist and former senior Department of State official, will offer his thoughts on the political and national security challenges facing the nation during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
Both the undergraduate and graduate human nutrition and dietetics degree programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently earned the maximum eight-year extension on the accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The accreditation, which goes through Dec. 31, 2028, covers the undergraduate human nutrition and dietetics program and the graduate food and nutrition program. Each program also has logged some impressive statistics, including exam pass and internship placement rates of up to 100%, in recent years.
Here is your chance to help Salukis in need. The Saluki Food Pantry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a beneficiary of this year’s GiveSI 30-hour community day of giving fundraising campaign from 6 p.m. Nov. 30 to midnight Dec. 1.