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Tectonic Plates: Native plants for birds and butterflies - Tuesday, Oct. 9

Lynn Moseley (Guilford College emerita) is the special guest at October's science café.

Biology faculty member presents research at national animal behavior conference

Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented research at the Animal Behavior Society 2018 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Nick Dioguardi ’10 is set on a trail

An environmental studies major, Dioguardi has been pursuing his dream of becoming a park ranger since he was 4.

Tectonic Plates: Opioid Addictions and Pain Management - Tuesday, Sept. 11

Andy Lamb, medical director for Elon University's Physician's Assistant Studies, speaks at the September's science café

'Your Brain on Literature' - Tuesday, Sept. 4

Jeffrey Saver and Kay Young's current research carves out groundbreaking interdisciplinary terrain between the sciences and the humanities. 

 

Elon's Loy Farm offers chance for Alamance students to 'discover science'

Students with Alamance-Burlington School System recently spent the day at Loy Farm as part of a National Science Foundation-funded camp. 

Gammon's mockingbird research featured in howstuffworks.com

Dave Gammon, associate professor in Elon's biology department, had his research in vocal mimicry featured within a popular science article on howstuffworks.com

In My Words: ​How Kilauea eruption fits into our geological heritage

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dave Gammon provides historical context for the recent eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. 

Elon workshops help area teachers bring STEM into the classroom

Elon faculty members led a variety of workshops for local K-12 teachers on Wednesday, June 13, designed to help them integrate unique science, technology and mathematics concepts in their classes. 

Catherine Bush co-authors research presented at 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference

The presentation highlighted the ethnobotanical work of Bush, adjunct assistant professor of biology and research fellow at the Center for New North Carolinians at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Sunshine and strawberries: Elon Community Garden buzzes with activity during annual festival

Hundreds turned out for the annual Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale, an annual event produced by the Garden Studio class taught by Michael Strickland, lecturer in environmental studies and English. 

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Elon professor is co-author of research presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology

The presentation highlighted two projects of Catherine Bush, adjunct assistant professor of biology and research fellow at the Center for New North Carolinians at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

 

Elon students, faculty share research at Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference

Five faculty members and eleven undergraduate researchers from the Biology and Environmental Studies departments represented Elon University at the Association of Southeastern Biologists conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on March 28-30, 2018.

Four Elon students presented at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference

APOS is the only multidisciplinary organization in the United States dedicated to researching and treating the psychosocial aspects of cancer, and these students were among the few undergraduate researchers to present their work at this conference.

Biology professor gives invited seminar at UNC-Asheville

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of UNC-Asheville's Biology Department Seminar Series on Thursday, March 22nd. 

Gammon weighs in on the 'filthiest animal' for Gizmodo

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, offered his take on a contender for the title in Gizmodo's "Giz Asks" weekly article. 

Class assignments help students explore Elon's Maker Hub

Jennifer Nunez, assistant professor of biology, shares how inclement weather inspired her to integrate the Maker Hub into her course assignments with overwhelming support from her students. 

2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 14

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.

 

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.