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Elon anthropologists and Lumen Scholar present research in D.C.

Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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.

Career Moves: Mentors & career advisers help alum with top engineering school placement

Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper

Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation. 

Elon junior named SEEKHO Summer 2014 Innovation Fellow

Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.

Lumen Scholar researches role of Christians in the Holocaust

Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.

From Holden Caulfield to Harry Potter, young adult literature strikes chords for all ages

Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.

Lumen Scholar studies the narratives of welfare

Elon University senior Greg Honan researched the stories two former presidents told of public assistance recipients and found a direct influence on the way local politicians talk about social services.

Elon names 2014 Lumen Scholars

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

Lumen Scholar traces the history of mental illness guide

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the nation’s most recognized resource for classifying conditions like depression and anxiety, but through five editions and half a century, its self-professed raison d'être continues to evolve. Elon University senior Kelsey O’Connell set out to learn “why,” and more importantly, she wanted to pinpoint “how.”

Cindy Fair, two young alumni publish research on HIV/AIDS issues

The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor '10 and Jamie Albright '13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.

Pixels or paper? Lumen Scholar examines the classroom value to both

As a growing number of grade schools complement traditional textbooks with computer tablets, senior Jeff Stern is using a top Elon University award to research the way children retain information from the two types of media.

Elon junior a finalist for Truman Scholarship

Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.

Chemistry professors, Lumen Prize alumni co-author journal article

Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.

Ashley Fowler '14 leads workshop in Lithuania on LGBT issues

The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.

'Hour of Code' cultivates youth interest in computer science

Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.

Art History/Lumen Prize alumna Elizabeth Capel '13 published in undergraduate research journal

Lumen Scholar researches new method to help struggling students

Elon University senior Leigh Iler developed strategies for a middle school tutoring program as she studied an emerging technique for deciding whether students require special education.

When death and the devil changed the history of music

Wesley Rose is using the Lumen Prize, Elon University’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to explain how a famous 19th century composer used mortality and superstition to shape the evolution of classical piano performances.

Lumen Scholar helps close 'gap' in scholarship on WWII leader

Claire Mayo's freshman survey course three years ago sparked an undergraduate research project that may one day lead her to become a top expert on former French leader Charles de Gaulle.

Lumen Prize project takes aim at Parkinson’s

Inspired in part by his grandmother’s fight against Parkinson’s disease, Elon University senior Andrew Fischer hopes his undergraduate research will be a small contribution to the elusive search for a cure to the degenerative neurological condition.

Elon scholarship highlighted in 2013 President's Report

President Leo M. Lambert's annual report features the work of 10 faculty members and 12 students.

Summer 2013: "I Am Elon" with Cara McClain '14

For Cara McClain, a psychology major and Spanish and environmental studies minor, nature is a vital part of her life. Find out why in this installment of "I Am Elon."

 

Essays by Brett Evans '13 appear on Huffington Post, various listservs

A Lumen Scholar who researched elements of the Jain religion, Evans wrote the columns with the goal of contributing to public scholarship.

John Hill '76 and Ali Deatsch '13 elected to Elon Board of Trustees

Hill, a longtime university supporter, currently serves as president of the Elon Alumni Board; Deatsch will serve a two-year term as a youth trustee.

Lumen Scholar identifies historical media biases of minorities

In addition to writing a research paper, Caitlin O’Donnell ‘13 created a website to educate the public on the ways women and people of color have previously been marginalized by the press.

Elon sophomore wins Boren Scholarship

Omolayo Ojo’s $10,000 award covers her expenses to study in Senegal for the fall semester as she conducts Lumen Prize research on African emigrants to the United States.

Lumen Scholar identifies key traits of successful attorneys

In a series of interviews with lawyers and career specialists, Sarah Kowalkowski '13 pinpoints the characteristics of students who thrive in law school - and then their profession.

Elon names 2013 Lumen Scholars

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

Lumen Scholar finds inspiration from family in research project

Elon University senior Erica Schenhals has researched the effect oxytocin has on immune cells and breast cancer cells.

Lumen Scholar’s gaming app promotes STEM concepts

Thomas Price ‘13 developed a mobile application for middle and high school students to create their own video games using math and science principles.

Elizabeth Capel to present at national undergraduate art history conference
Senior Lumen Scholar and Elon College Fellow Elizabeth Capel was selected to present at the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference at Baker University.
Cindy Fair, Jamie Albright '13 present at Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting

Student’s photo exhibition on Indian religion in new Lakeside Dining Hall
Brett Evans '13 receives undergraduate paper award
Brett Evans ‘13 was recently awarded ASIANetwork’s Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes the best undergraduate paper focused on Asia.
Lumen Scholar travels to India to study Jainism
Brett Evans '13 has spent two years researching the practices of an oft overlooked religion with a belief system rooted in nonviolence.
Lumen Scholar finds National Parks oversimplify U.S. history
Work by Cameron Shirley '13 documented sites in Boston & Philadelphia that give visitors incomplete stories of the American Revolution.
Chemistry students honored for research presentations
Rachel Wilson, Kelsey Van Dalfsen and Cecilia Smith were recognized at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemistry Society.
Cindy Fair, Jamie Albright '13 present at national conference
Professor Cynthia "Cindy" Fair in the Department of Human Service Studies and Jamie Albright '13 presented Oct. 30 in San Francisco at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association.
Lumen Scholar's 'Story of Home' opens onstage
Elon University senior Logan Sutton’s original play, based on Homer’s "Odyssey," explores the themes of family and relationships.
Lumen Scholar studies masculinity in Jane Austen novels
Sarah Lentz '13 researches what it meant to be a man in the Regency era of British history by examining popular fictional characters.
Alumni photo project to raise awareness of global issues
Three recent Elon graduates are trying to raise funds for travel to three developing nations later this year for a "photovoice" project.
Jamie Albright '13 co-presents at HIV/AIDS conference for social workers
The rising Elon University senior co-wrote an abstract with Professor Cindy Fair and with a social worker from Georgetown University Medical Center.
Elon students & alumni receive Fulbright awards
Seniors Jensen Suther and Shannalee Van Beek, and alumni Natalie Lampert and Hunter Gros, will travel overseas beginning this fall.
Lumen Scholar measures impact of Prozac on aquatic life
Elon senior Lauren Stranahan researched the effects on zebrafish of drugs that make their way into natural water supplies.
Junior receives award named in memory of advocate for disabled
Jamie Albright, who is researching teenagers born with HIV, was honored with the Thomas Barnett “Breaking Down Barriers” Scholarship.
Elon names 2012 Lumen Scholars
The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
Lumen Scholar studies perceptions of beauty
Elon University senior Meagan Harrison is exploring the relationship between self-esteem and perceptions of beauty among Filipina women.
Faculty, student present at Global Summit on Childhood
Elon juniors honored by Goldwater program
Kelsey Van Dalfsen has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholarship recipient while Julie Ronecker received an Honorable Mention.

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News

Elon anthropologists and Lumen Scholar present research in D.C.

Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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.

Career Moves: Mentors & career advisers help alum with top engineering school placement

Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper

Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation. 

Elon junior named SEEKHO Summer 2014 Innovation Fellow

Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.

Lumen Scholar researches role of Christians in the Holocaust

Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.