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SIU research discovers new, dominant variant of U.S. COVID-19 virus

A team led by a researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 virus that is specific to and dominant in the United States, adding to the growing list of mutations such as those discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa. It might be more easily transmissible than other variants, and its impact on vaccines is uncertain.

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SIU’s Conference and Scheduling Services offers virtual educational options and event support

Want to expand your horizons or your knowledge? Experience something new? Or do you need help making a virtual event come to life? Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Conference and Scheduling Services is offering a wide variety of opportunities for virtual continuing education and professional and personal development along with workshops, programs and even support to enable people to host a virtual event.

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Expert on American politics to discuss expectations of Biden administration

Timothy Lynch, an internationally recognized expert on American politics and foreign policy from the University of Melbourne in Australia, will discuss global expectations for the incoming Biden administration during a virtual conversation next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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