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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 - March 14

Alamance County's Science Café hosts John Anderson, "What big ideas we have learned from small fossils" at Fat Frogg Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. 

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.

Sierra Club ranks Elon among 'cool schools'

The university has been named repeatedly to the list by the environmental organization, which looks at sustainability practices, carbon footprints and recycling efforts. 

Teaching the teachers: Elon faculty share STEM study ideas with local educators

The day-long professional development workshop for area teachers was supported by a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. 

Biology faculty, student present animal behavior research at national conference

Elon Biology Professors Dave Gammon and Jen Hamel were joined by biology major Dawson Nance '17, who conducts research with Hamel, in presenting research at the Animal Behavior Society 2016 conference in Columbia, Mo.

Faculty spotlight: Assistant Professor Jen Hamel advises us to take a close look at bugs

Insects may be small and crunchy, but they demonstrate behaviors that are just as relatable to humans as the cute and cuddly animals that more often fascinate us.

Dave Gammon's mockingbird research featured in Wired article

 The associate professor of biology shares his insights on how mockingbirds imitate the sounds of other species.

Associate Professor Samantha DiRosa's work on display in solo exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, July 1, Elegy, Samantha DiRosa's latest project, which combines several disparate artworks into one cohesive installation, will open at Living Arts in downtown Tulsa.

Greg Haenel presents research on lizard population genetics at evolution conference

Greg Haenel, professor of biology, presented his research about how past climate change has impacted the genetic structure of lizard populations in the southwestern US at the Evolution 2016 conference.

Putting passion into action

Brandon Landreth ’11 has been able to design and implement weekly lessons on health, wellness and oral hygiene for elementary students in rural Greene County thanks to a fellowship.