Elon University students and professors shared research findings and creative work Tuesday at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, a day set aside each spring for the campus community to celebrate scholarship and faculty mentoring relationships.
For each of the past five years, Associate Professor Dave Gammon has conducted an annual bird count in the Elon University Forest, and his most recent census indicates plenty of good news for those with avian DNA.
Elon University leaders on Monday formally announced the names of four distinguished professors named to endowed professorships. Eric Fink, Roland Smith, Brant Touchette and Catherine McNeela were recognized during the opening ceremony for Planning Week 2010.
Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel, together with Savannah Nease and Dr. Christine Miller of the University of Florida, published a research article in the current issue of the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
The famed astrophysicist took questions from Elon University students on Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium program where he advised his audience not to “ever shortchange your curiosity for the promise of money” as they pursue their life passions.
Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson headlined Spring Convocation on April 2, 2015, with a passionate defense of science, an analysis of what drives people to accomplish great feats, and advice to students for being lifelong learners.
Professor Mike Kingston from the biology and environmental studies departments concluded three years of executive service to the North Carolina Academy of Science at the 112th Annual Meeting at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem on March 28, 2015.
The assistant professor of biology presented her co-authored paper titled "Are female mating decisions adaptive when environments vary? A test using natural resource variation" at the 2015 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting.
Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.
An annual program for top scholars in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, featured a panel discussion on Dec. 1, 2014, led by an accomplished alumnus now earning his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
More than 50 students presented entrepreneurial ventures that offered solutions to social issues or ideas for a business opportunity.
Brandon Essary, Jennifer Uno and Barbara Gordon will work on projects that explore the way students learn in Italian, in biology service-learning courses, and through writing and multimodal assignments, respectively.
Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.
Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.
Catherine Lee, Emma Luparello and Julie Merritt will each receive a $21,900 scholarship for each of the next two years while working toward teacher licensure as part of their studies in mathematics and the natural sciences.
A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.
An immunologist-turned-businessman, Niclas Stiernholm ’89 is at the helm of a Canadian biopharmaceutical company making advances in the fight against cancer.
Associate Professor Dave Gammon writes in a newspaper opinion column about the tension between strong religious adherents and members of the scientific community, arguing how the two groups aren't mutually exclusive.
Mary Savarese '14 received the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award from the American Physiological Society.
Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology and director of general studies; Rosemary Haskell, professor of English; and Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published "Teaching Global Studies to All Undergraduates: A Required First-Year Course."
Mentors for the GSK Women in Science Scholars Program connected with their mentees and visited a biotechnology class on Nov. 5.
The dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, begins her new role as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs effective Feb. 1, 2014.
Public policy debates on addressing climate change are one thing, but in a newspaper guest column, Associate Professor Dave Gammon says it's time to move past disagreements about the scientific data proving that humans are largely the cause.
Inspired in part by his grandmother’s fight against Parkinson’s disease, Elon University senior Andrew Fischer hopes his undergraduate research will be a small contribution to the elusive search for a cure to the degenerative neurological condition.
The article, first published in the Journal of College Science Teaching in 2012, was a finalist in the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Awards.
The $2,000 award supports a service-learning course involving sixth graders from Western Alamance Middle School.
Associate Professor Janet MacFall writes in a newspaper column about the successes of the landmark environmental legislation and the failures where renewed energy is needed.
Think your life is bad? In a newspaper guest column, Associate Professor Dave Gammon shares research that shows other species - especially mockingbirds - have it worse.
Dave Gammon, an associate professor in the Department of Biology, just had an article accepted for publication in Behaviour, a peer-reviewed journal of animal behavior.
The Biology Department presented scholarships and awards to students Friday, May 10 at the annual senior send-off picnic and awards ceremony.