It turns out, female cheetahs are quite picky about their mates. And when they’re allowed to choose them, the chances of healthy offspring improve.
Regina Mossotti, a former zoology graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, holds a three-week-old cheetah cub. Her recently published study shows that female cheetahs can use urine to detect which males would make the best mates. The study could lead to better captive breeding programs. (Photo provided)
Her work as a police telecommunicator keeps Beth Ann Roberts-Jacquot plenty busy. Throw in family and other personal obligations and the thought of completing a college degree after being out of school for many years was more than a little intimidating.
On the cusp of its 36th publication, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Library of Living Philosophers, housed in the philosophy department, will receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a new and unique collaborative research project.
The Summer Sunset Concerts series is a popular regional attraction throughout the warm summer months, and while it has ended for 2018, you can experience the same kind of outdoor musical enjoyment at two Southern Illinois University Carbondale Festivals this fall.
With a new semester comes a fresh wave of fun and exciting performances. Both the music and theater departments at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invite the community to audition for multiple spots in upcoming productions and musical ensembles.
Longstanding political dialogue in Illinois is that downstate Illinois does not receive its fair share when it comes to a return on state funding and resources.
Students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Leadership Development Program don’t learn leadership out of a book; they learn it in the real world.
Good, old-fashioned fun and camaraderie are in store for veterans, active duty service personnel and their families at the Veteran Adventures Warrior Welcome Weekend, Aug. 25-26, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center. This two-day event is free to all members of any veteran, military, ROTC and National Guard members and their families.
As a new school year begins, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will roll out the welcome mat in grand Saluki style for new and returning students. A wide variety of special activities are planned during Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome.
The annual Friends of Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale fundraising effort to support the library’s mission will be Sept. 22.
With 250-350 gigabytes of storage, the average computer is fairly capable of solving basic problems. But when those numbers jump up to the 48,000 gigabytes of storage found on the supercomputer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a researcher can quickly run complex calculations on topics such as genetic sequencing and atmospheric science. Or create a geospatial model to support the global food economy.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale will soon be buzzing with activity as students return and numerous special events are planned. Campus and community volunteers will help ensure a great experience for students, beginning with move-in, and additional volunteers are welcome.