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Dr. David Lane explores the rarely researched world of tattoo artists.

Volume 7 • Number 1 • Fall 2021

Dr. David Lane

Behind the needle: Professor explores the world of tattoo artists

Dr. David Lane’s new book, The Other End of the Needle: Continuity and Change among Tattoo Workers, focuses on how tattoo artists sustain their world.

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ISU’s new Innovation Hub looks to spark entrepreneurship, economic growth in McLean County

Momentum is building again for Illinois State’s Innovation Hub.

Dr. Tina Williams

Help wanted: Dr. Tina Williams’ research seeks to change perception of underemployment

Dr. Tina Williams, interim chair and associate professor of the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods, specializes in studying this phenomenon, referred to as underemployment.

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Wonsook Kim’s thank-you to her alma mater is ‘money to dream big’

Three named professorships were established as part of a $12 million donation made by artist and Illinois State alum Wonsook Kim ’75, M.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’78, honorary doctorate of arts ’19, and her husband, Thomas Clement.

Dr. Jeremy Driskell holds object in lab

Detecting the means to the end: Chemistry professor’s research advances conversation in analytical science

Chemistry Professor Dr. Jeremy Driskell’s research has landed major grants and been a part of some significant work that has had an immediate positive effect on public health.

Dr. Chang Su-Russell

The Q&A with Dr. Chang Su-Russell: How parents talk about death, racism with their children

In this Redbird Scholar Q&A, Dr. Chang Su-Russell researched how parents make the decision to discuss or avoid difficult topics like death or racism.

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Redbird media: Latest books from ISU faculty

Here are a few of the latest books from Redbird scholars.

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NSF grant funds Dr. Shaoen Wu’s wireless communication research

Dr. Shaoen Wu, State Farm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Information Technology, has received a two-year, $235,521 grant from the National Science Foundation for research related to In-band full-duplex (IBFD) wireless communication technique.

Dr. Peter Foreman standing in front of the State Farm Hall of Business

NIFA further supports College of Business professor’s wine trails research

United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) has awarded a $500,000 grant to a research team led by Dr. Peter Foreman, associate professor in the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods.

Amani Wise

Psychology student Amani Wise wins Three Minute Thesis competition

Department of Psychology master’s student Amani Wise won first place at the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for her presentation about white privilege.

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Students combine art and scholarship in Image of Research competition

Illinois State’s Image of Research competition offers students the opportunity to marry art and research.

Dr. George Rutherford (left) and Zach Mobille '19 working with their electronic circuit.

Students, faculty in cross-disciplinary group publish paper in prestigious physics journal

Last November, a cross-disciplinary group of undergraduate students and faculty became the first Illinois State research team in 25 years to publish a paper in the American Journal of Physics (AJP). The journal is one of the most selective physics publications in the country, with an acceptance rate for reviewed articles hovering around 35 percent.