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Researchers studying Illinois’ river otters

Every species of animal presents its own challenge for researchers. For a team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the river otter poses several, including: How do you monitor an animal too sleek to wear a tracking collar?

Solar energy research would make Fuller proud

A researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is finding ways to tear down geodesic domes and use the parts in ways that have never been attempted.


Welcoming the intellectually curious


Student is finalist in national design competition

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale student’s vision of a future classroom is among the finalists in a nationwide design competition.

Graduate combines technical savvy, love of history

Katherine Orze isn’t one much for specialization. She prefers to follow all of her interests. Fortunately, this form of intellectual eclecticism aligns perfectly with her career goals.


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Blackwood pens novel, gains Grammy nomination

Scott Blackwood, assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has more than the usual reasons to look forward to 2015. . read more...

New degree program responds to growing need

A new bachelor’s degree program in Behavior Analysis and Therapy offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be the only such program in Illinois and one of only two in the nation.. read more...

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