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Honors Fellow receives national summer research fellowship

Bird diversity grows in Elon University Forest

For each of the past five years, Associate Professor Dave Gammon has conducted an annual bird count in the Elon University Forest, and his most recent census indicates plenty of good news for those with avian DNA.

Elon faculty named to endowed professorships

Elon University leaders on Monday formally announced the names of four distinguished professors named to endowed professorships. Eric Fink, Roland Smith, Brant Touchette and Catherine McNeela were recognized during the opening ceremony for Planning Week 2010.

Jen Hamel publishes research article

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel, together with Savannah Nease and Dr. Christine Miller of the University of Florida, published a research article in the current issue of the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Neil deGrasse Tyson weaves humor with wisdom in Q&A

The famed astrophysicist took questions from Elon University students on Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium program where he advised his audience not to “ever shortchange your curiosity for the promise of money” as they pursue their life passions.

Renowned scientist encourages Elon audience to seek objective truths

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson headlined Spring Convocation on April 2, 2015, with a passionate defense of science, an analysis of what drives people to accomplish great feats, and advice to students for being lifelong learners.

Biology/environmental studies professor completes term as executive officer of the North Carolina Academy of Science

Professor Mike Kingston from the biology and environmental studies departments concluded three years of executive service to the North Carolina Academy of Science at the 112th Annual Meeting at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem on March 28, 2015.

Construction begins on solar farm at Elon's Loy Farm

An array of solar panels on university property will generate nearly 3 megawatts of electricity.

Elon project aims to help local food producers

A team that includes Associate Professor Janet MacFall and Assistant Professor Ryan Kirk will use a $25,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce to help grow retail opportunities for farmers in two North Carolina counties.

Steve Moore presents and consults at recent USAID Symposium

The faculty member in the Department of Environmental Studies traveled in January to Washington, D.C., for an event attended by representatives from organizations such as the Peace Corps, Catholic Relief Services and Heifer International.

Jen Hamel gives research talk at national meeting

The assistant professor of biology presented her co-authored paper titled "Are female mating decisions adaptive when environments vary? A test using natural resource variation" at the 2015 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting.

Six faculty members named Sustainability Scholars

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

Kathy Gallucci presents at NABT

 

 

Lumen Prize helps Elon student research cell death in kidney failure

Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.

Junior Poster Session highlights work of Elon College Fellows

An annual program for top scholars in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, featured a panel discussion on Dec. 1, 2014, led by an accomplished alumnus now earning his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Students present entrepreneurial ventures at Triple Impact Challenge

More than 50 students presented entrepreneurial ventures that offered solutions to social issues or ideas for a business opportunity.

Janet MacFall publishes article on Haw River

The article in PLOS One describes changes in shape and processes regulating erosion on the river banks of the 9th most-threatened river in the United States.

Campus celebrates the season with Pumpkin Festival

A community event organized by students in the fall semester “Garden Studio” course featured pumpkin carving, fall-themed baked goods, music and more in the Elon Community Garden.

Three faculty members named CATL Scholars

Brandon Essary, Jennifer Uno and Barbara Gordon will work on projects that explore the way students learn in Italian, in biology service-learning courses, and through writing and multimodal assignments, respectively.

Elon's Peace Corps Prep program earns recognition in STARS annual review

Created in 2013, the program provides students with a basic skill set the Peace Corps and its participatory countries need for successful community projects.

Nanotechnology pioneer talks of advances in lifesaving treatments

Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.

In My Words: Coal ash legislation shows the political system can work

Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.

Dave Gammon publishes article in Journal of Avian Biology

Three rising juniors selected as Noyce Scholars

Catherine Lee, Emma Luparello and Julie Merritt will each receive a $21,900 scholarship for each of the next two years while working toward teacher licensure as part of their studies in mathematics and the natural sciences.

Three new Elon graduates joining the Peace Corps

A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.