Duriel E. Harris

The power and musicality of Duriel E. Harris’ poetry can strike an audience dumb. The violence in the words reveals real trauma she transforms into a transcendent experience for her readers and listeners.

EL VISTA scholar Jennifer Duncan worked with Heavenly Nwakamma during a home visit. The toddler had cataracts, and surgery was performed to remove her lenses. Her mother’s goal is for her to become more independent and be ready for preschool. Duncan, a vision teacher and orientation and mobility specialist for individuals ages 3 to 21, became interested in EL VISTA after learning there was a critical shortage of providers for children from birth to age 3.

Parents of children who were visually impaired used to be on their own until the child was ready for preschool.

Ronnie Jia, associate professor in the School of Information Technology

Ronnie Jia, a professor in the School of Information Technology, talks about autism, IT, and technology’s dark side in this Q&A.

Hands holding blueberries

Why do some products carry the line “Naturally flavored with natural flavors”? Also, what qualifies as a natural flavor?

Professor Eric Peterson and graduate student Joe Miller set up a collection device near a tributary of Lake Evergreen to determine nitrate levels in the groundwater.

In the late 1980s, a lengthy drought across Central Illinois left lake levels dangerously low.

Round-robin reading just does not work. A body of research has shown that having grade school students take turns reading from a book is an ineffective way to develop literacy.

Normal Editions Workshop celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. Printmaking Professor Morgan Price (left) and workshop Interim Director Veda Rives are working together in this photograph.

Since 1976, Normal Editions Workshop has served as an incubator for hundreds of printmaking projects created through collaborations between professional artists and Illinois State faculty and students.

Craig Gatto and Kevin Stanley looking at a computer screen

Three years of experiments at Illinois State University, combined with over a dozen trips to collaborating laboratories at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, led the research of student Kevin Stanley, Ph.D. ’17, to be featured as “new and notable” in Biophysical Journal.