SIU in the News - October, 2020

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Southern Illinois harvests hemp crop with big plans for crop rotation research

Karla Gage, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems and Plant Biology, discusses the recently harvested 2020 hemp crop and continuing research.

HempGrower.com – Oct. 27, 2020


NewsRadio WJPF interview with John Jackson

WJPF Radio – Oct. 30, 2020

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses polls, early voting, the Illinois Fair Tax proposal and several congressional races ahead of Tuesday’s election.


Congressional Candidate Miller Sidesteps Debates

Illinois Newsroom – Oct. 27, 2020

John Jackson, SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the practice of candidates not participating in forums or debates.


SIU seeks southern Illinois students to boost enrollment

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Oct. 25, 2020

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses the university’s recruitment efforts in Southern Illinois. The Associated Press picked up the story.


Debate Coach: Biden barely passed, but Trump failed

CNN.com – Oct. 23, 2020

Todd Graham, SIU Carbondale Communication Studies, discuss the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.


SIU student discovers fungi ‘good guys’ to fight SDS

FarmWeekNow.com – Oct. 23, 2020

Proud of their student’s discovery, SIU School of Agricultural Professors Ahmad Fakhoury and Jason Bond noted the beneficial fungi were “not known in the soy world,” although scientific literature in other fields published information about them.


Face to Face: Trump, Biden to Meet For Final Debate

WTTW-TV – Oct. 22, 2020

Todd Graham, SIU Carbondale Communication Studies, discuss the upcoming presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.


SIU Paul Simon Institute director discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

KFVS-TV – Oct. 22, 2020

John Shaw, SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the likelihood of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Restaurants defy governor’s Region 5 additional mitigation measures

WSIL-TV – Oct. 22, 2020

Sheila Simon, SIU School of Law, discusses Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s restrictions for Illinois bars and restaurants.


SIUC’s economic, agricultural roles key to new chancellor’s goals

FarmWeekNow – Oct. 22, 2020

Southern Illinois needs its university to be an economic engine, and the new Carbondale chancellor sees agriculture as key. In fact, Chancellor Austin Lane holds ambitious goals for the university, its faculty and students.


SIU professors tracking COVID-19 genomes through population

KFVS-12 – Oct. 21, 2020

Southern Illinois University Professor Keith Gagnon has partnered with SIU Computer Science Professor Koushik Sinha to find out what’s really happening with COVID-19 inside the body. Along with student researchers, they are tracking COVID-19 genomes through population.


The Illinois income tax: Blame Gov. Richard Ogilvie – voters did

WBBM Newsradio – Oct. 19, 2020

John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the 1969 bi-partisan proposal by then Gov. Richard Ogilvie for Illinois’ first state income tax.


SIU scientist imagines ag robots doing hard, risky jobs

FarmWeekNow – Oct. 19, 2020

Hasan Seyyedhasani, a new Southern Illinois University (SIU) assistant professor in precision agriculture, is researching agricultural applications for robotic technology.


Research indicates Mississippi River is older than thought

Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle – Oct. 17, 2020

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Research by a Southern Illinois University instructor and her graduate student indicates the Mississippi River is more than three times older than previous records suggested.


SIU rolls out the red carpet for Southern Illinois students in effort to boost local enrollment

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 16, 2020

Austin Lane, who joined Southern Illinois University as chancellor of its Carbondale campus in July, said he noticed one glaringly obvious problem area right away: In recent years, SIU had lost sight of the importance of recruiting students from its backyard.

Research indicates Mississippi River is older than thought

Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle – Oct. 17, 2020

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Research by a Southern Illinois University instructor and her graduate student indicates the Mississippi River is more than three times older than previous records suggested.


 

SIU doctoral student discovers new tool to combat soybean death

WSIL-TV – Oct. 14, 2020

Sudden Death Syndrome, or SDS, in soybeans is a disease caused by fusarium virguliforme. "It produces a toxin that can move from the roots to the plants, the leaves and then, and then fully show symptoms," said Mirian Pimentel, an SIU Plant Pathology Ph.D student.


‘The Great ShakeOut’ is set for Thursday

KFVS-TV – Oct. 13, 2020

SIU Stem Education Research Professor Harvey Henson discusses the Great ShakeOut and earthquake readiness.


Halfway Through Fall 2020, SIUC's Chancellor Looks Ahead

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 13, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses how the campus is handling COVID-19 and what the university is doing to boost enrollment.


How SCOTUS confirmation could make a local impact

WSIL-TV – Oct. 12, 2020

Steven Macias, associate dean and associate professor at the SIU School of Law, says the Supreme Court confirmation hearings could change the course of history.


SIU doctoral student finds way to help soybean crops impacted by sudden death syndrome

KFVS-TV – Oct. 12, 2020

Southern Illinois University doctoral student, Mirian Pimentel, has a new tool to help combat sudden death syndrome, a fungus disease impacting the roots of soybeans causing leaves to turn yellow and die.


Marion woman’s political expression could get her fined

WSIL-TV – Oct. 8, 2020

Steven Macias, associate dean and associate professor at the School of Law at Southern Illinois University said that in general, when it comes to freedom of speech, political speech receives the highest level of protection under our First Amendment. Macias said there are a few categories that are not protected by the First Amendment, but he doesn't believe that applies to this situation.


Debate coach: Pence offers tour through upside-down world

CNN.com – Oct. 8, 2020

Todd Graham, Communication Studies and director of debate, offers insight and grades for the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate.


The Spin: Why the Pence, Harris showdown tonight “is the most important vice presidential debate” ever

Chicago Tribune – Oct. 7, 2020

Tonight’s televised face-off between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris “is the most important vice presidential debate we’ve ever had,” says Todd Graham, the director of debate at Southern Illinois University and an expert in political debates.


Old Man River more than 3 times older than initially thought

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Oct. 6, 2020 

Research by a Southern Illinois University instructor and her graduate student indicates the Mississippi River is more than three times older than previous records suggested.


New SIU dean sees growth, opportunities in ag

FarmWeekNow.com – Oct. 5, 2020

Scott Ishman sees that connection and others as the new interim dean of Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences. 


SIU Aviation Department receives funds for VR Training

KFVS-12 – Oct. 5, 2020

Before Southern Illinois University students start hands-on training at Southern Illinois airport in Murphysboro, they will learn in a virtual world.

 


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