SIU in the News - August, 2018

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Fear of a Non-Nuclear Family

Heat and Light -- Aug. 27, 2018

… with historian Natasha Zaretsky, History, about how worries about the state of the American family led to fears about the decline of American society – and how …


How Eating Poop Makes These Mole-Rats More Motherly

Smithsonianmag.com – Aug. 27, 2018

… like rats or mice.’” Diana Sarko has been studying naked mole-rats for years and currently maintains two colonies at Southern Illinois University ruled over by “Queen Cersei” and “Queen Daenerys.” Her main research involves their giant teeth …


SIU professor talks the politics of regionalism

WGN Radio – Aug. 26, 2018

SIU professor John S. Jackson rounds out the show with his ideas on the politics …


Local political expert does not see impeachment possible

KFVS-TV – Aug. 22, 2018

Political expert John Jackson at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale weighs in on the local impact from both the fallout …


These Bats Make Tiny Igloos to Survive the Winter

NationalGeographic.com – Aug. 21, 2018

... known to hibernate just under the snow, says Justin Boyles, a physiological ecologist at Southern Illinois UniversityIn fact, the red bats Boyles studied as ...


Illinois regional spending may not be equal, but a lawmaker says neither are the rules

Illinois News Network -- Aug. 21, 2018

A Paul Simon Institute for Public Policy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale study found that most people in Illinois, no matter what part of the state they ... 


President Obama endorses JB Pritzker

WSIL-TV – Aug. 20, 2018

carried Illinois massively in 2008 and handily in 2012 so his endorsement is worth something,” said John Jackson with SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Jackson …


State fair shows how politicians try to 'emphasize, exploit and exacerbate' Illinois geography for political gain

Chicago Tribune – Aug. 19, 2018

… in a new study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. “What is different or at least exaggerated in Illinois, however, …


Researcher seeks to boost cover crop strategies in Southern Illinois

FarmWeekNow – Aug. 17, 2018

...  terminate a cover crop without reducing crop yields. A new Southern Illinois University (SIU) soil management professor is field-testing practices to learn ...


SIUC welcoming back students, move in day set for Aug. 16-17

KFVS-TV – Aug. 15, 2018

Move in day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set for August 16 and 17. The start of the Fall semester is on August 20. On Thursday, August 16, all new students …


Editorial: Busting the myth of downstate disparity

News-Gazette – Aug. 14, 2018

... mythology, anyway. Research at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute — located at Southern Illinois University, no less — says otherwise. It's the downstaters, particularly those ...


Despite Ohio results, pundits say Dem win in 16th unlikely

MyWebTimes.com – Aug. 14, 2018

John S. Jackson, of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, still believes the 16th District is a tough win for Democrats, referencing an upset win …


Scientists are trying to save bats from mysterious disease

Richmond Times-Dispatch -- Aug. 11, 2018

… going to have a long-term effect on pest control in agricultural systems,” said Justin Boyles, a professor in the zoology department at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. “Enough species are …


Schools Fearing Shootings Buy ‘Active Assailant’ Insurance

thecrimereport.org – Aug. 2, 2018

… United States.” Professor George Mocsary of the Southern Illinois University School of Law said the insurance is priced too high for something that has a “extraordinarily low” chance of happening. 


Ethiopian Prime Minister’s visit to U.S. sparks wave of optimism

WSIL-TV – Aug. 1, 2018

… a handful of Ethiopians and Eritreans. Dr. Kamal Ibrahim, an Eritrean-American associate professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, couldn't make it to Washington, D.C. but shared …


14 Reasons You Always Get Sick on Vacation

rd.com -- Aug. 1, 2018

... according to Howard Tinsley, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “All of those things that fit into our ... 


Discontinuing routine on leave may be stressful, according to Howard Tinsley, an emeritus psychology professor at Southern Illinois University. Whether we …


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