SIU Today - October 01, 2020

SIU research shows Mississippi River more than three times older than thought

A team of SIU researchers led by Sally Potter-McIntyre recently discovered the Mississippi River began flowing about 70 million years ago, about three times longer than previously thought.

Diversity workshops on hiring process scheduled

Registration is now underway for a series of October workshops created to help assure that the university’s employment process has no implicit bias or discrimination and to enhance the workforce diversity on campus. Anyone involved in a campus employment search process is encouraged to attend a session.

School of Journalism virtual event to honor PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff 

Acclaimed broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 13 as the Gateway Journalism Review/St. Louis Journalism Review celebrates its 50th anniversary with a virtual event hosted by the School of Journalism.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month  

The Office of Information Technology wants to remind the campus community that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, OIT will be sharing information and resources to raise awareness about cyber security threats and increase resiliency against them.

Weissberg Foundation’s Hanh Le to discuss philanthropy’s role in social change 

A virtual discussion next week hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will center on the importance of philanthropy in promoting economic, social and racial justice in the United States.

2020 ‘New Faces’ performances will have a new twist 

The Department of Theater on Saturday will introduce audiences to this year’s new theater majors through a bit of a twist – virtual performances.

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