SIU Today - June 30, 2022

SIU law prof observes Ukrainian humanitarian effort while in Poland

SIU School of Law Professor Cindy Buys, an expert in immigration and international human rights issues, witnessed the impact of war firsthand when she spent two months teaching classes at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, which is about four hours from the Ukrainian border.

University announces three new appointments 

Three Salukis have been appointed to leadership positions in the Graduate School, Center for Teaching Excellence and University Core Curriculum, after internal searches were conducted on the campus. Their appointments will begin July 1.

Saluki Pride: Jim Nelson makes analytics and artificial intelligence understandable, usable and relevant

Jim Nelson, an associate professor and coordinator of the analytics program in the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics and the director of the Pontikes Center for Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, is largely responsible for putting the “analytics” in SIU’s College of Business and Analytics, and he’s introducing analytics and artificial intelligence to students in relevant ways, according to colleagues and students. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

Help SIU save energy costs during the summer 

In an effort to eliminate any wasteful use of energy on campus this summer and reduce energy costs, Facilities and Energy Management is asking employees and students to help conserve energy.

Two SIU researchers receive grants to improve manufacturing 

James A. Mathias, associate professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Materials Engineering, and Kanchan Mondal, director, Mechanical, Aerospace and Materials Engineering, have received two of just eight statewide grants awarded from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) to study ways to improve operations at state manufacturers.

Fireworks display is Monday 

SIU and the city of Carbondale announced the annual fireworks display on campus. The show will be held at 9:15 p.m. Monday, July 4. Learn more about the show and parking details. There will also be two food trucks on site during the event. In the event of rain on July 4, the fireworks display will be Tuesday, July 5, also at 9:15 p.m.

Community college students spend summer at SIU in intense research 

Ten students from Southern Illinois community colleges are spending the summer working with the scientists and researchers on campus in the SI Bridges to the Baccalaureate program.

SIU nursing students help peers, campus and community 

SIU’s first accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are completing their training with community projects, both on and off campus, and several of the 16-member class already have jobs to go to after they earn their degrees in August.

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