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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.

Big thinking, small living

Senior Dustin Pfaehler’s legacy at Elon is the research he’s conducted on a hand-built tiny house found at Loy Farm, where faculty and administrators hope to launch a living-learning community.

Event highlights sustainable innovations at Loy Farm

More than 100 Glen Raven Inc. customers from across the country and Mexico visited the Environmental Center at Loy Farm for a May 12 banquet as part of a summit that highlights innovation. 

Elon University Named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

The national award recognizes Elon’s commitment to sustainability in its operations and its academic programs.

Eco-Art students create installations in the Living Studio greenhouse 

This week begins a series of eco-art installations created by students in Samantha DiRosa's Eco-Art course on issues and narratives surrounding the Haw River and Haw River watershed.

Article about Gammon's mockingbird research published in Spring 2016 issue of Living Bird

The mockingbird research of Associate Professor, Dave Gammon, was featured in an article published in the Spring 2016 issue of Living Bird, a popular magazine published quarterly by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Jen Uno named director of Civic Engagement Scholars program

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Uno's vision for the Civic Engagement Scholars program prompted the Council on Civic Engagement to select her for the leadership role. 

Amanda Chunco and Jennifer Hamel co-mentor student conference experience

Amanda Chunco, assistant professor of environmental studies, and Jennifer Hamel, assistant professor of biology, took six students to the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists March 31-April 2.

Mike Kingston Presents Invasive Species Paper at 113th Annual Meeting of North Carolina Academy of Science

Dr. Michael Kingston, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, presented his latest research examining the role of fish predators and an invasive subtropical sea squirt on the marine invertebrate community that occupies submersed pilings, piers, and boat hulls.

Elon faculty make STEM fun for local schoolchildren

A pilot project led by faculty members Martin Kamela and Dave Gammon brought Alamance County elementary and middle school students to campus for four days of science and math activities while Elon University students traveled away for spring break.

Anthony Weston to keynote state water conference

Weston to keynote state water conference

Interdisciplinary team of Elon faculty and students publishes research on magnetic microspheres for biomedical applications

Associate professors Ben Evans (Physics) and Tonya Train (Biology) published alongside Julia Ronecker '13 (Biochemistry), David Han '18 (Engineering), Daniel Glass '10 (Engineering), and Alison Deatsch '13 (Physics) in Materials Science and Engineering: C.

A problem with proteins produces a different kind of outcome

Senior biochemistry major Michelle Landahl wanted a summer research project to help answer longtime questions about particular types of cellular proteins. Things didn’t work out as planned.

Campus Kitchen elevates Elon senior's passion for community

Allied Churches' LINCS coordinator proves that it’s never too late to discover a passion for service learning.

Global Neighborhood Association kicks off spring semester

The GNA hosted its first house dinner of the spring semester with great food and great conversations led by Steve Moore, lecturer in environmental studies.

Campus Kitchen receives CoBank Rural Hunger Outreach Grant

The $5,000 grant will help student volunteers continue to provide 200-plus meals to community members each week through a collaborative relationship with Allied Churches of Alamance County and the Community Services Agency of Alamance County.

Campus partnerships raise awareness of Elon sustainability efforts

The Office of Sustainability offers programs and resources for students, faculty and staff who want to make a positive impact on the environment by changing behaviors, conducting research and educating peers about the way human activities affect the planet.

Peace Corps Prep Program expands into global health

As she applies to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru, Lily Merritt, who finishes her degree program this month, is the first student to complete the requirements of a new track focused on global health in Elon University’s Peace Corps Prep Program.

Elon faculty publish environmental science lab manual

Janet MacFall and Steve Moore in the Department of Environmental Studies co-authored a publication that introduces students to the most current techniques for conducting field research.

Kathy Gallucci presents at NABT

Five professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

In My Words: Eliminate Duke's monopoly on renewables

Associate Professor Jeffrey S. Coker authored a guest column for regional newspapers in which he criticizes Duke Energy’s efforts to stop a North Carolina nonprofit from selling solar power to a Greensboro church.

Elon embraces autumn with 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival

A fall semester “Garden Studio” course organized a Friday afternoon of food and festivities in the Elon Community Garden to celebrate the season.

In My Words: N.C.'s energy bets driven by ideology, not economic wisdom

Associate Professor Dave Gammon's column for several North Carolina newspapers looks at the way lawmakers support or ignore two forms of energy production in the most recent state budget.