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Studying Abroad in Queensland, Australia

This semester, 16 students are taking part in the Queensland, Australia program led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and Associate Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander. A fast-paced and rigorous academic program, the Queensland semester combines high quality science teaching in the classroom with exposure to and utilization of concepts in the field. While previously ...  More >>

Straub Published in ‘Applications in Plant Sciences'

Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub was recently published in Applications in Plant Sciences for her research on target enrichment and genome skimming for plant phylogenomics. Published by the Botanical Society of America, the journal marks Straub's success at the top of her specialty while biologists worldwide praise her revolutionary research. "I hope its adoption leads to many advanc...  More >>

Lamanna ’97 Has Big Find

Matt Lamanna '97 is a member of the international excavation team that unearthed skeletons of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. He is also the second author on the paper about the dinosaur, which they named Dreadnoughtus schrani. The bones belonged to two partial skeletons, with that of the larger individual being much more complete than the other. They were extracted during digs...  More >>

Witcher '15 Interns at Ocean Conservancy

Eddie Witcher '15 is using his passion for conservation biology to make a global impact this summer as an intern with the Ocean Conservancy. Working on the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) team, Witcher is helping with the organization's efforts to reach their goal of maintaining a healthy, thriving ocean. "The Ocean Conservancy focuses on cleaning up the oceans and preventing more and more po...  More >>

Williams ’13 on Weather, Health

Augusta Williams '13 recently collaborated to produce a bulletin, "Emerging El Nino Conditions: Notes for the Global Health Community," as part of her graduate internship. Williams is currently a rising second-year student at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, working toward a master's of public health, with a certificate in climate and health. She is interning this summer at the Interna...  More >>

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