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Far Side Illuminates Mysteries of the Moon

Professor Brad Jolliff’s interests go beyond the Earth-facing side of the Moon. His research team studies the surprising geology of the far side.

Shifting Landscape

Professor Carolyn Lesorogol’s profound understanding of pastoralists in northern Kenya informs her research on the effects of property ownership on community.   

A Place for Coming Together

As president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, alumnus Joe Daniels has helped create a place of reverence, where visitors honor the memory of 9/11.

Commencement — A Shining Moment

Alex Cooper, senior class president, addresses graduates of the 151st Commencement. See more highlights of the ceremony held in historic Brookings Quadrangle.


Researchers delve into Moon’s far side mysteries.

Research on pastoralists may transform communities worldwide.

Alumnus leads effort in building a 9/11 memorial and museum.

Commencement offers joy to graduates and their families.


A Good Guide Alumnus Villie Appoo employs social work principles to lead the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.


Into the Fold Biomedical engineer Rohit Pappu directs the new Center for Biological Systems Engineering, where investigators use network approaches to solve problems underlying complex diseases.


15 Secrets of Rudolph Hall The Earth & Planetary Sciences building was dedicated Scott Rudolph Hall May 4. Learn about 15 intriguing aspects of this much-loved building.



Art Professors to Immerse Themselves in Paris Studio Professors Michael Byron and Douglas Dowd were selected for residencies at the College & Graduate School of Art’s Paris studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts for summer 2013.


DeClue Negotiates Winding Road to Legal Career Deona DeClue, Law Class of ’13, received the Rubey M. Hulen Memorial Scholarship, making “the dream of attending law school a reality.”


Carnival for All Ages Each April, the university community gathers for Thurtene. Coinciding with Alumni Weekend, many alumni and their children also enjoy the carnival.



Attorney Aids Developing Countries Attorney Vikas S. Dhar, AB ’99, practices nonprofit law across the world, from Haiti to Kenya to Afghanistan.


Artist Brings Creative Reuse to St. Louis Jenny Murphy runs Perennial, a nonprofit organization in St. Louis that teaches people how to transform trash into treasure through creative reuse.


Returning What Was Given Richard Mahoney applied the good advice he learned from his father — where in the first third of your life you learn, the second half you earn, and the third you return.


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