SIU in the News - July, 2019

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Here’s what would happen if an earthquake like those in California occurred in Illinois

Belleville News-Democrat – July 15, 2019

and go backwards for a while forming what today is known as Reelfood Lake in Tennessee, said Harvey Henson, assistant professor of geology and science education at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Fact-check: Pritzker’s claims about Downstate capital spending leave some unanswered questions

Chicago Sun-Times -- July 14, 2019

…  based on what are inevitably going to be the drivers of those (IDOT) formulas,” said John Jackson, a professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale who co-authored …

New invasive fish threatening southern Indiana

Washington Times-Herald – July 13, 2019

Illinois is already dealing with the new invaders. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Southern Illinois University and the U.S. Geological Survey have landed a federal grant. With it they are offering an incentive for fishermen who catch the fish to bring them in for study.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses issues at town hall

WSIL-TV – July 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth hosted a town hall at SIU Carbondale Friday night, in partnership with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. 

Sen. Duckworth hosts town hall at SIU

KFVS-12 – July 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) held a town hall meeting at Southern Illinois University on Friday, July 12.

Growing Hemp Is Now OK. University Researchers Are Busy Planting Seeds.

Chronicle of Higher Education – July 12, 2019

... said Aldwin Anterola, an associate professor of plant biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. “That’s why we need research.”

 Professor says part of Walmart’s FCPA settlement was ‘excessive’

Talk Business & Politics – July 11, 2019

 … weakness of the overall case which languished almost twice as long as the industry average, according to Mike Koehler, who has experience in Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Koehler, a law professor at Southern Illinois University on FCPA matters, told Talk Business & Politics the settlement fine …

Southern Illinois man paddling the entire Mississippi River to raise money for veterans

WPSD Local 6 – July 11, 2019

… Nejmanowski will get back in his Kayak and paddle to the Gulf of Mexico. When the SIU Touch of Nature Veterans Adventures program lost its $25,000, Nejmanowski — who is the grant coordinator for the program …

Newsradio WJPF interview with Harvey Henson

Newsradio WJPF -- July 10, 2019

Harvey Henson, director, STEM Education Research Center, discusses earthquakes cautions that recent earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder that earthquakes can happen anywhere.

Some plan to boycott Du Quoin State Fair after organizers remove Confederate Railroad from the lineup

WPSD-TV -- July 9, 2019

... will not use state resources to promote symbols of racism. John Jackson with the Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute said the state should have done a few  things differently.

WSIU InFocus: SIU's Field School Unearths Forgotten History

WSIU InFocus -- July 9, 2019

... reports from Southern Illinois Univesrity Carbondale's field school at Fort Kaskaskia near Chester, Illinois. This is the third year the six-week field school has taken place.

Seismograph in Carbondale picks up California earthquake

WSIL-TV – July 8, 2019

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit southern California last week was so strong that it was picked up on equipment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

WSIU InFocus: 2019 Star Party Features Plenty Of Astronomy Experts

WSIU InFocus -- July 8, 2019

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the public is invited to a free night of astronomy viewing with experts from the SIU Physics Department, The Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois and Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Student archaeologists learn more about settlement

Rockford Register-Star -- July 6, 2019

... summer more about the settlement is discovered through a partnership between Shawnee National Forest and the Summer Field School of the Center for Archaeological Investigations at SIU.

Field Day: SIU studying crop-based strategy to suppress waterhemp

Illinois Farm Bureau – July 2, 2019

Southern Illinois University (SIU) scientists are trying to suppress waterhemp by controlling weed seed germination in soybean fields.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Chuck Stuhrenberg & Karla Gage

Newsradio WJPF – July 1, 2019

Karla Gage, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, discusses the university’s ongoing hemp research.

SIU Head Start gets $3.5 million grant

WSIL-TV – July 1, 2019

… a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) grant of $3.5 million was awarded to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The HHS grant will support …

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