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Elon ranked among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Among medium-sized colleges and universities, Elon ranked No. 16 for the number of Peace Corps volunteers it produced in 2017. Last year, Elon Law launched a new fellows program to help returned Peace Corps volunteers become lawyers. 

Gut instinct: what our intestines tell us about how we think

The billions of bacteria that populate our intestines influence a wide range of processes in our bodies—including our behavior and brain development.

Eighteen Elon scholars named semi-finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study.

Career Moves: Work to stand out as a physician assistant studies applicant pays off 

After graduation in May, Hannah Winchell will begin a physician assistant studies program at Chatham University, and attributes her success to the advice offered by professionals who work in the Student Professional Development Center. 

2nd Tuesday: Tectonic Plates

Alamance County's Science Café with Todd Lee
Tuesday, March 13
Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.

2nd Tuesday: Tectonic Plates

Alamance County's Science Café with Patricia Thomas-Laemont
Tuesday, March 13
Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.

2nd Tuesday: Tectonic Plates

Alamance County's Science Café with Eric O'Neill of LabCorp
Tuesday, May 8
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, 7 p.m.

Voices of Discovery series features Nancy Allbritton

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series brings UNC Kenan Professor Nancy Allbritton to McCrary Theatre, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Vandermast featured in Times-News article about poinsettias

David Vandermast, associate professor of biology, shared his insights about the plant that becomes particularly popular during the holiday season. 

Gut instinct: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the link between the brain and the microbiome of the gut 

Alex Ball ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

 

Elon senior seminar event included in recent Washington Post article 

The article focused on the impact of tax cuts by the N.C. General Assembly included a mention of a senior seminar at Elon. 

2017 President's Report highlights Elon scholarship

Elon's annual celebration of intellectual inquiry and scholarship features the work of eight accomplished faculty scholars as well as eight students who are working with faculty mentors on undergraduate research.

Activist Winona LaDuke says democracy takes connection to the environment, each other 

A member of Ojibwe tribe who lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, LaDuke is the co-founder and program director for Honor the Earth, and spoke at Elon at the invitation of the Liberal Arts Forum.

Kathy Gallucci presents at National Association of Biology Teachers

Kathy Gallucci, associate professor of biology, attended the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 9-11, 2017.

 

Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival returns TODAY

The annual festival by the Elon University Garden Studio Class is now in its ninth year and will be held at the Elon Community Garden.

Salt life: Lumen Scholar explores salinity and growth in wetland ecosystems

Elon Lumen Scholar Mariana Kneppers ’18 is researching how changing global weather conditions might affect the future of native wetland plants.

In My Words: ​We the People seek an end to partisan gerrymandering

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that we deserve better than politically driven legislative maps.

Weston publishes fourth edition of ethics textbook

Oxford University Press has just published the fourth edition of Anthony Weston's widely-used textbook, "A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox."

Biology Department and Beta Beta Beta Honors Society Alumni Reception - Nov. 3

Immediately following the Beta Beta Beta Honors Society Alumni Career Panel

Beta Beta Beta Honors Society Alumni Career Panel - Nov. 3

A panel of four biology alumni will share insights into how their career paths have developed and answer questions about their respective profession.

Gallucci publishes ecosystem case study with the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

The work by Kathy Gallucci, associate professor of biology, on the case study titled “Why Can’t We Build a Biosphere?” was supported by the National Science Foundation.

Pulitzer-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee details evolving fight against cancer in Baird lecture

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," offered his insights to a crowd of nearly 600 gathered in McCrary Theatre on Sept. 20. 

I Am Elon with Matt Sears ’18

Though Matt Sears ’18 spends much of his time researching insect behavior, he makes time to tutor, work as a T.A. and play men’s club rugby. 

In My Words: Learn the science before passing judgment on human genetic modification

Associate Professor of Biology Dave Gammon writes about advances in the modification of the human genome, and how best to process the implications. 

Teachers become students through Elon's STEM workshops

About 60 area teachers will attend workshops at Elon centered around innovative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics to K-12 students.