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Provost Ansari Joins Academy of Science-St. Louis Board

January 30, 2015

SIUE’s Dr. Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has joined the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees. The Academy is an independent science organization supported entirely through community contributions. It is the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years. Its purpose is advancing public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round...

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Biology Professor Darron Luesse Sends Seeds to Space to Analyze Plant Growth in Microgravity

January 20, 2015

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Last week, a collaboration between SIUE professor Darron Luesse, Ohio University professor Sarah Wyatt and NASA launched about 18,000 plant seeds into space.

Titled Proteomics Analysis of Arabidopsis Seedlings in Microgravity, this is part of a nearly $400,000 grant from NASA to discover the strategies plants use to cope with being in space.

“Space is a rough place to be for a plant,” Luesse said. “They are missing gravity, which is a critical signal on earth that provides ...

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ESLi Center Returns to SIUE Campus

January 12, 2015

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and English as a Second Language International (ESLi) have partnered to bring an intensive English program back to campus. ESLi and SIUE welcomed the first group of international students to the ESLi center last week. Twenty seven students were admitted to the ESLi program for the spring including individuals from Saudi Arabia, China, Bangladesh, Iraq, Bolivia, Japan, Vietnam and India. These students have met all academic requirements for admission to S...

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