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Scott Hamilton-Brehm, left, assistant professor of microbiology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, works with graduate students Tia Zimmerman, center, and Jennifer Pierce. The three are among the elite number of researchers to win an XPRIZE funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation for carbon sequestration technology. Their team, titled “Carbon Down Under,” is one of just 23 worldwide to win the contest. (Photo by Russell Bailey)

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Carbondale Warming Center to receive human rights award

The Southern Illinois chapter of the United Nations Association USA will recognize the staff of the Carbondale Warming Center for its efforts to secure the human rights of a vulnerable population during an award ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10.

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Public media veteran takes the helm as WSIU executive director

Fred Martino, who has more than two decades experience in public media – including the last 13 years directing content for KRWG Public Media at New Mexico State University – starts today (Dec. 6) as executive director for WSIU Public Broadcasting Service, the broadcasting arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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SIU Carbondale 2021 fall commencement is Dec. 11

The academic achievements of 1,400 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and recent graduates will be celebrated at fall 2021 commencement exercises on Dec. 11 at the Banterra Center.

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SIU Board of Trustees approve honorary degrees, distinguished service awards

Former U.S. senator and groundbreaking Illinois politician Roland W. Burris will receive a Distinguished Service Award following approval by the SIU Board of Trustees today (Dec. 2). Burris is one of six individuals recommended by SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane for honorary degrees and distinguished service awards.

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Evanston mayor to discuss city’s reparations program

Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss will discuss the agenda for his city, including a slavery and racial discrimination reparations program, during a virtual conversation next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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