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Mining dust control

Southern Illinois University Carbondale researchers John Pulliam, center, and Harrold Gurley, right, along with Dave McBride of American Coal Co., discuss the technical aspects of outfitting a continuous mining machine with dust control technology developed at SIU. The researchers worked with Yoginder “Paul” Chugh, professor of mining and mineral resources engineering at SIU, to develop the technology, which recently received a patent and licensed for use. (Photo provided)

Mine dust control research hits marketplace

A new technology for controlling dust in underground mining operations, developed by researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has made its way into the marketplace.

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SIU Carbondale announces strategies to enhance safety

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will enhance campus safety by developing an ongoing awareness campaign, adding campus lighting, increasing public safety staffing, and evaluating all existing safety-related programs and policies, according to Interim Chancellor Paul D. Sarvela.

Sustainability Council awards ‘green’ project funds

A hydroponic workshop, a community-supported agriculture project, composting commodes and an alternative spring break service project are among the 13 “green” projects receiving funds from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Sustainability Council.

Workshop will focus on outdoor recreation education

An upcoming event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center will give university students and educators an opportunity to enhance their outdoor recreation skills and knowledge.

Ojewuyi earns Carnegie fellowship

Segun Ojewuyi, associate professor of theater at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will spend a semester at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria as the recipient of a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.

Poll: Illinois gubernatorial race ‘tied’

Democrat Illinois Governor Pat Quinn enjoys a two and one-half point lead among registered voters over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, according to the latest statewide poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Symposium will look at community issues

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Journalism, “Imagining Geographies,” and the Carbondale Human Relations Commission will host a symposium to discuss race, policing and justice issues in the midst of recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

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