SIU Today - October 05, 2020
Faculty and student researchers at SIU have secured a second round of funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a process that uses light to remove a contaminant from water.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from across the SIU System are invited to join a live virtual discussion next week that examines best practices for dealing with systemic racism as seen in the nation’s systems and organizations, especially higher education institutions.
Jeffrey Punske, Department of Linguistics, will hold a Zoom forum on linguistics this month, and he will discuss his book, which explores the varied ways in which invented languages can be used in teaching language and linguistics in university courses. The panel will include creators of invented languages for “Far Cry Primal,” “Man of Steel,” and “Game of Thrones.”
Take the opportunity to learn to dance the salsa and other Latin dance rhythms with a five-week virtual class that begins Tuesday.
University is accepting honorary degree/service award nominations
Faculty and staff are reminded that the university is accepting nominations for honorary degree and distinguished service awards that will be presented at May 2021 commencement ceremonies. The nomination deadline is Oct. 21.