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Regina with cheetah cub

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)

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Library of Living Philosophers receives grant for new publication

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.

Military personnel, veterans and families invited to enjoy free Warrior Welcome Weekend

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.

SIU welcoming students in a big way

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.

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Using supercomputers to monitor the global food supply

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.

Volunteers welcomed as SIU students begin a new year

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.

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