SIU in the News - November, 2021

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Expert weighs in on local earthquake

Harvey Henson, School of Education, discusses a 4.0 magnitude earthquake near Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on Nov. 17 and the need for earthquake preparedness.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 18, 2021


Toxic algae blooms may be increasing in Illinois

The article includes the work of Jia Liu, associate professor, School of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering, and her student researchers in seeking to reduce the toxicity of algae blooms.

Chicago Tribune — Nov. 18, 2021


35 years and counting: SIU 'Agbassadors' find success in student recruitment

Susan Graham, College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences, discusses the college's “Agbassadors” program.

Southern Illinoisan — Nov. 17, 2021


SIU researchers working to better the quality of life

Microbiology faculty Lahiru Jayakody and Scott Hamilton-Brehm discuss ongoing research projects.

KFVS-TV — Nov. 16, 2021


New lawyers face unique challenges as they enter Illinois Bar

Camille Davidson, dean, SIU School of Law, discusses the challenges new attorneys face due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSIU InFocus News — Nov. 16, 2021


Thanks to a $2.7 million Wet Lab grant, SIU researchers are able to ramp up research into making a variety of beneficial products from corn husks, from building materials to anti-malarial drugs

Matt McCarroll, director, fermentation science institute, and Lahiru Jayakody, assistant professor, microbiology, discuss the impact of a $2.7 million Wet Lab grant.

WSIU Public Radio — Nov. 15, 2021


SIU Salukis Care Day cancels classes for students

Jaime Clark, director, Student Health Services, discusses Salukis Cares Day on Friday and the services available for students.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 12, 2021


Open houses show college campuses are winning the fight against COVID

University Business — Nov. 12, 2021

The university’s recent open house events receive recognition as campuses open up during the COVID-19 pandemic.


SIUC Chancellor reacts to student death at Astroworld Fest, highlights mental health services

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses the availability of mental health resources for students, faculty and staff following the deaths of three students and a recent graduate during the fall 2021 semester. He also discusses student recruitment.

WSIU InFocus News — Nov. 9, 2021


Dozens of cadets honor those who served before them

Cadets with SIU's Air Force and Army ROTC programs pay tribute and homage to all veterans.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 11, 2021


Bill amending Right of Conscience act 'a slippery slope' says one local lawmaker

Jennifer Brobst, associate professor, SIU School of Law, discusses the Health Care Right of Conscience Act of 1998 and the government’s ability to make mandates in the interest of public health.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 9, 2021


NewsRadio WJPF interview with Lahiru Jayakody and Ken Anderson

Lahiru Jayakody, assistant professor, microbiology, and Ken Anderson, professor, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, discuss their research.

NewsRadio WJPF Nov. 5, 2021


Scientist develops hybrid pumpkins to withstand heat to help protect them from climate change

Alan Walters’ discusses his research in developing hybrid pumpkins capable of withstanding heat. The story also features SIU Carbondale alumni Wayne and Michelle Sirles, who are pumpkin growers in the region.

CBS Mornings/numerous other TV outlets — Nov. 4, 2021


SIU team is looking to create NASA’s next food source while in space

Lahiru Jayakody, assistant professor, microbiology, and Matt McCarroll, director, fermentation science institute, discuss NASA’s selection of a research team from SIU to work on a way to provide food to future astronauts using microbial processes and recycled carbon.

KFVS-TV — Nov. 4, 2021


SIU Carbondale and the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois team up to provide opportunities for girls

Story focuses on the university’s agreement with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois to provide mentoring, education and summer camp opportunities to Girl Scouts.

WSIU Public Radio — Nov. 2, 2021


Newsradio WJPF interview with Steven Karau

Steven Karau, professor, School of Management and Marketing, discusses the “great resignation” worker shortage. 

Newsradio WJPF — Nov. 1, 2021


Local climatologist talks climate change in Southern Illinois

Justin Schoof, director, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, discusses the impact of climate change and challenges for the region.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 1, 2021


Sheila Simon’s “A Stacked Deck: The Ethics of Making Laws About Gambling”

Sheila Simon, assistant professor of law, SIU School of Law, discusses her paper in the Illinois Law Review that examines how the state makes laws about gambling.

WSIU InFocus — Nov. 1, 2021


Local researchers work to make food more sustainable in space

Scott Hamilton-Brehm, microbiology, discusses NASA’s selection of a research team from SIU to work on a way to provide tasty nutritious food to future astronauts using microbial processes and recycled carbon.

WSIL-TV — Nov. 1, 2021 


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