April 07, 2016

Media Advisory -- Spotlight on Research

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover lectures by a campus research leader and a distinguished faculty member on Friday, April 8, as part of the inaugural Da Vinci Days event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Da Vinci Days, a nine-day event that began Friday, April 1, is a new twist on the university’s annual showcase of research and creative activities. Activities around campus each day include lectures, keynote addresses, music, demonstrations and more. 

James Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research, and Karen Renzaglia, professor of plant biology and distinguished scholar, each will give lectures during a program titled “Reflections on Scholarship at SIU Da Vinci Days.” The program begins at 12:15 p.m. in rooms 150-160 at the Student Services Building. 

Garvey’s lecture is titled “The State of Research at SIU.” Renzaglia’s lecture is titled “The Scientific Revolution and the making of Scholars in the 21st Century"