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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


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.

Student uses her path of discovery to help others

Brooke Patton knelt by the side of a small, shallow reservoir near the village of Mutoku in Zimbabwe, taking water samples and watching dozens of local people draw water from the area’s main source.


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Budzban earns ‘First-Year Student Advocate’ honor

Gregory Budzban, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is receiving national recognition as an outstanding advocate for undergraduate first-year students.. read more...

Assistant debate coach earns prestigious award

He’s gone from being nationally ranked as one of the best debaters in the country to being one of the best debate coaches.. read more...

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