Saluki Marooned by Robert P. Rickman

The man responsible for the geodesic dome was an SIU professor.

As part of President Delyte Morris's plan to make SIU a truly innovative and state of the art university, luminaries such as R. Buckminster Fuller were added to the faculty. (above "Bucky" speaking, President Morris from behind at the SIU Arena)

"Bucky"--as he was affectionatly called-- was a professor at SIU from the mid 1950's to the mid 70's.  He and his wife lived in this geodesic dome, in Carbondale, which he designed.  CLICK the dome to read the latest about "Bucky" from Daily Egyptian....

"Bucky" in front of his home in Carbondale, Il.