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Live with Ali Riaz: When big news happens in South Asia, the world’s media turn to ISU scholar.

Volume 3 • Number 2 • Spring 2018

Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz

Unraveling the tapestry of religion and politics: Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz sheds lights on rise of extremism

Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government Ali Riaz’s studies and work had carried him across Bangladesh, Hawaii, Singapore, and London, before he found a home at Illinois State University.

Mirna Bamieh, Potato Talks

Art in a time of conflict: Elisabeth Friedman examines the art and artists of occupied Palestine

Elisabeth Friedman’s research examines Palestinian art and artists through the prism of the 2016 Qalandiya International Art Biennial.

Woman pictured in shadows

Hidden pain: ISU scholar interviews mothers of sexual assault victims

Shelly Clevenger of the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences has spent years examining the impact of sexual assault on survivors and their families.

Marketing Professor Aysen Bakir

Q&A with Aysen Bakir: A look into the billion dollar business of children’s advertising

Illinois State Marketing Professor Aysen Bakir talks about her research into the billion dollar business of children’s advertising in this Redbird Scholar Q&A.

Professor Shawn Hitchcock (center) works in his research laboratory with students Stephanie Waggoner and Eric Jacobsen.

Chemistry students find true mentor in research laboratory

Professor Shawn Hitchcock’s students are exploring more efficient and cheaper methods to make pharmaceutical drugs in his laboratory.

Illinois State anthropology students Brian Keeling and Molly McManus dig through the thick soil at the Noble-Wieting site.

Uncovering the past: ISU students dig into history of 800-year-old village

Illinois State students uncovered many artifacts and began answering many questions during their four-week field school at the Noble-Wieting archaeological site.

Lynne Haeffele standing in front of bookcase

Research spotlight: Center for the Study of Education Policy

This issue we spotlight the Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) in the College of Education.

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich, Germany

Ask a Redbird Scholar: Could the U.S. ever have a fascist leader?

Redbird Scholar Joseph Zompetti answers the question, Could the U.S. ever have a fascist leader?

Paper bag full of peeled peanuts and peanuts in nutshell on a piece of wood

Ask a Redbird Scholar: Are there health benefits to eating meat?

Redbird Scholar Jennifer Barnes answers the question, Are there any health benefits associated with eating meat?

Conceptual image about human voice

Ask a Redbird Scholar: Do our voices age?

Redbird Scholar Kimberly Adelman answers the question, Do our voices age?

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Ask a Redbird Scholar: Why are humans bent on self-destruction?

Redbird Scholar Matthew Himley answers the question, Why are humans bent on self-destruction?

Biology Professor Rachel Bowden turtles climate change

ISU researchers land grant to acquire high-tech biology tool

A group of School of Biological Sciences faculty will use a $316,778 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Biological Infrastructure to purchase a high-speed fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS).

Katrin Paehler in her office, surrounded by books

Redbird media: Latest books from ISU faculty and staff

Here are the latest books by Illinois State faculty and staff.