SIU in the News - May, 2017

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New soybean cyst nematode solution

AgriNews – May 29, 2017

... scientists led by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Khalid Meksem discovered which gene was key to soybean cyst nematode resistance. Now they are researching ... 

Local political analyst talks gerrymandering in Illinois

WSIL-TV – May 23, 2017

... of voters agree with, according to a poll from SIU Carbondale's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. "I think eventually the state of Illinois ...

WSIU InFocus: NASA Visits SIU Ahead of Eclipse 2017

WSIU Radio – May 2, 2017

Robert Baer, SIU Carbondale Department of Physics, along with NASA astronomer Lou Mayo, and NASA Edge producer Blair Allen discuss preparations for the 2017 solar eclipse.

Bear biologist bites back at critics with lawsuit

Reno Gazette-Journal – May 1, 2017

... bear had broken into their vehicle. William Freivogel, a media law professor at Southern Illinois University, said the case highlights the power of social media to push the ... 

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell – May 1, 2017 

Raymond Narag, SIU Carbondale Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, discusses a secret detention cell found within the Manila Police District.

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