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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.

SURE students offer look into summer research initiatives

Fifty-four Elon students presented the work they've undertaken during Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences, an eight-week deep dive into research. 

Opening Doors: Alumnus endows scholarship in memory of friend and classmate

Elon Trustee Dr. William N.P. Herbert '68 honored the late Jim McClure '68 by funding a scholarship in his name, saying, "He was my anchor."

New Scientist features insights from Elon's Gammon

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, commented on recent findings involving whether cuckoos in Central and South America are mimicking the sounds of another animal. 

Alamance students ‘discover science’ at Elon’s Loy Farm

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel headed a program focused on insects using the resources Elon’s Loy Farm offers. 

Hamel presents animal behavior research at Toronto conference

Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented research at the Animal Behavior Society 2017 conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Gammon attends national workshop in case studies teaching

The associate professor of biology presented his classroom simulation game during the week-long event at the National Center for Case Studies Teaching in Science.

Biology professor gives invited seminar at Dartmouth College

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of Dartmouth's Biology Department Seminar Series on Friday, May 26. 

Conservation award presented to Janet MacFall

The J.W. Pate Award from the Cape Fear River Assembly was awarded to Janet MacFall, professor of environmental studies and biology, in recognition of her work promoting environmental awarness.

Three from Class of 2017 prepare to join the Peace Corps after completing prep program

The newest class of Peace Corps members will dedicate more than two years to serving communities around the globe. The students were recognized with a reception in the Student Professional Development Center on Tuesday. 

Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.

CELEBRATE! profile: Amber Adams-Kuebler

An elementary education major explores the potential barriers to integrating environmental education into the curriculum at an Educating Children Outdoors campus. 

CELEBRATE! profile: Alyssa Crawford

A public health studies major explores how pregnant women approach the decision about whether to have a waterbirth. 

Contribute to Elon University's sustainability efforts

The Sustainability Projects Database provides an opportunity for students to contribute to Elon’s sustainability efforts.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.