Elderly people hold smartphones and are meant to be tweeting on Twitter.

On the first day the #GoldenTweets program was offered, a man walked in saying he was there to learn about birdcalls.


Though farmers consider pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) nothing more than a weed, Illinois State Professor of Genetics Dr. John Sedbrook is working to change their perspective—and the plant itself.

View of Mount Merbabu in Indonesia.

This issue’s Q&A is with Dr. Shelby Putt, a biological anthropologist, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Dr. Craig C. McLauchlan (left) has taken over as associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies from fellow Department of Chemistry colleague Dr. John Baur.

Redbird Scholar interviewed Dr. John Baur and Dr. Craig McLauchlan via Zoom last spring about the former’s tenure as the associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies and the latter’s plans for his time in that post.

Two Agriculture professors standing in a corn field

It wasn’t long into her teaching tenure at Illinois State University that Dr. Iuliia Tetteh, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, noticed that learning tactics she found interesting and exciting as a student didn’t catch the attention of the young people she was teaching.

illustrated fists upraised against Lincoln memorial

In his new book, Dr. Touré Reed challenges the idea that lingering racial disparities in wealth, employment, and incarceration are owed—in part—to liberal policymakers’ failure to recognize the impact of racism on Black Americans. 

Students participate in the 2019 Illinois Summer Research Academy.

This issue’s Research Spotlight features the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST).

Austin C. Calhoun won first place and the People's Choice Award for his presentation, “What’s killing the buzz? Mechanisms of bumble bee decline.”

The Graduate School launched the GradBird Scholar initiative in September 2019, in an effort to make scholarly research more accessible while honoring the scholarship of Illinois State students.

Pregnant woman holds belly

Three Illinois State nursing students received a rare opportunity to present their research focused on remapping the birthing process to eliminate the need for a cesarean-section (C-section).

The Office of Student Research has two grant programs available to undergraduate students.

north side of Milner Library

Here are the latest books from #RedbirdScholars.

Felmley Hall of Science

Dr. David Kopsell, professor of horticulture, and Dr. LC (Liangcheng) Yang, assistant professor of environmental health, have received a two-year, nearly $150,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).