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Hamel presents research on insect behavior, ecology, and evolution at Winthrop University

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of the Biology Department seminar series on Wednesday, March 22, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. 

Train, Miyamoto publish research and teaching article

The article by the Elon biologists appears in the Journal of College Science Teaching

Elon hosts hundreds of middle, high school students for Envirothon competition

More than 300 students from an 11-county area in central North Carolina gathered at Elon on Tuesday to test their environmental knowledge. 

Hamel presents on insect behavior at Smithsonian institute seminar

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute seminar series on Thursday, March 2, at the institute on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. 

Noyce Program accepting applications for paid summer STEM internships

The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.

From hobby to lifestyle: How an Elon professor built his own electric bike

Alfred Simkin, an instructor of biology at Elon, discusses his several year journey to build an alternative vehicle for commuting: an electric bike.

MacFall to receive Conservation Communicator Award from the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Society

Professor Janet MacFall in the Department of Environmental Studies will be recognized with the Conservation Communicator Award from the Hugh Bennett Chapter of the national Soil and Water Conservation Society on Feb. 25.

DiRosa's video work featured in 'Utopia/Dystopia' exhibition at Washington State University

The piece by Samantha DiRosa, associate professor of art and environmental science, titled 'Latitude' is included in the themed exhibition 'Utopia/Dystopia' which opens Thursday, Feb. 2.

2017 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

Gammon article about mockingbirds to appear in international journal

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, and a former research student, Pat Lyon '16, just had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication in an international bird research journal.

Tectonic Plates - April 11

Alamance County's Science Café hosts Jen Uno, "Obesity 101: the physiology behind fat" at Fat Frogg Grill in Elon at 7 p.m.

Tectonic Plates - May 9

Alamance County's Science Café meets at Fat Frogg Bar & Grill in Elon at 7 p.m.

Career Moves: Where do you belong? With help, Elon senior navigates the grad school application process

Emma Davidman ’17 found the help she needed at the Student Professional Development Center to successfully navigate the graduate school application process. ‚Äč

Elon biology professor presents at national teachers conference

Kathy Gallucci attended the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3-6, 2016.

Pi Mu Epsilon Speakers Discuss Applications of Mathematics to Biology and Physics History

The national mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon hosted faculty from Winthrop University (SC) and Central Washington University (WA) for engaging colloquia on topics at the intersection of mathematics, biology, history, and physics.

Biology professor gives research seminar at Appalachian State University

Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented on how biological community interactions affect mating behavior in insects.

Career Moves: Elon junior finds potential career sustaining the urban population 

Anna Baynes '18 turned to the Student Professional Development Center seeking help with a career path, with staff helping her explore work in sustainable agriculture. 

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Eight professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

These faculty scholars will be provided with relevant sustainability resources and pedagogies through a variety of unique opportunities such as speakers, workshops, field trips, and article or book discussions.

National Humanities Center fellow to discuss 'Imperialism, Environmental Dependency, and Modern Nation'  – Oct. 25

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor uncovers the global circulation of geopolitical discourses on natural resources and state power. 

 

The Princeton Review names Elon a 'Green College'

The honor is bestowed upon colleges with an exceptional commitment to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities. 

Core Curriculum director receives national award for experiential learning

Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology and the director of the Core Curriculum since 2011, was honored Sept. 27 by the National Society of Experiential Education. 

Elon Core Curriculum leaders present papers at national conference in Salt Lake City

Jeffrey S. Coker, director of the Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of Biology and Evan A. Gatti, associate director Elon Core Curriculum and associate professor of art history, present papers at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biology professor gives invited talk at international conference

Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented on the causes and consequences of hybridization between two insect species.

Elon professor, colleague publish new plant species from Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Peter W. Fritsch, vice president of research and director of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas Herbarium, and Catherine M. Bush, adjunct assistant professor of biology at Elon, published a new plant species in the current issue of the Nordic Journal of Botany.