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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.

Biology Alumni Panel and Reception

Alumni share insights into how their career paths have developed and answer questions about their respective professions

Classes without Quizzes: Mini-Sessions for Alumni

Sign up for one of these 45-minute courses designed for alumni

 

Biology Alumni Panel and Reception

Alumni share insights into how their career paths have developed and answer questions about their respective professions

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.

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.