SIU in the News - June, 2024

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SIU scientist receives $400,000 grant to study aggression 

Jacob Nordman, an assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology, SIU School of Medicine-Carbondale, has been awarded a $445,500 grant to study how the effects of stress on the brain in childhood can lead to long-lasting aggressive behavior in adults. 

WPSD-TV/Paducah Sun/Southern Illinoisan — June 11, 2024 

SIU researchers study moral injuries of war, advocate for veterans 

Justin McDaniel, associate professor of public health, School of Human Sciences, discusses his research into moral injuries and efforts to change policy and remove barriers to treatment. 

WSIU News — June 11, 2024 

Motorcycle safety tips for riders 

Jared Borrenpohl, a senior lecturer in the School of Human Sciences and SIU’s Motorcycle Rider Program director, discusses motorcycle safety.   

WSIL-TV June 8, 2024 

McLeod Summer Playhouse director prepares to kick off summer season at SIU 

The McLeod Summer Playhouse productions “The Prom” and “Dragons Love Tacos” are highlighted. 

WSIL-TV — June 7, 2024

SIU Carbondale professor named Illinois Researcher to Know

Scott Hamilton-Brehm, associate professor of microbiology, discusses his selection as one of 31 researchers named to the 2024 list of Researchers to Know in Illinois and his current projects.

 WSIU InFocus — June 3, 2024

SIU researcher leading international team on project to integrate AI into 6G technology

Gayan Aruma Baduge, an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, is working with researchers from Villanova University and Aalto University of Finland on a project to integrate AI and sixth-generation (6G) wireless.

MSN/KVFS-TV and other outlets — June 4, 2024

20th SIFest showcasing 80th anniversary of D-Day commemoration

Edward Benyas, SIFest artistic director and founder, and professor emeritus with the SIU School of Music, discusses the festival’s 20th season.

Southern Illinoisan/Murray Ledger — June 5, 2024

Southern Illinois University Carbondale automotive student to show off skills in international competition

A recent release on the 2024 WorldSkills Competition in September with SIU Automotive student Nathan Bulthuis competing is in the North American Council of Automotive Teachers June 2024 newsletter beginning on page 28.

NCAT News — June 2024

Opinion: Inviting Illinoisans to celebrate statesmanship in the Prairie State

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar discuss the Paul Simon-Jim Edgar Statesmanship Award. The nomination deadline is June 15.

Effingham Daily News/Illinois Higher Ed Coalition and other outlets — June 1, 2024

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