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BIOLOGY NEWS

First Years to Explore Sustainable Living

When the Classes of 2018 arrive in the fall, more than 50 students will have the opportunity to explore sustainability and consumption through a new Learning Community, "Sustainable Living." The two-semester long program will have an emphasis on the relationship between local actions and global effects. "Sustainable Living gives students interested in any aspect of sustainability a strong start a...  More >>

Budmen '15 Newman Civic Fellow

Peter Budmen '15 has been named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, which honors student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. On campus and in the Geneva community, Budmen has dedicated his time to volunteering with the Geneva Head Start program and working with local children. A public policy major and biology minor, he is one of just 197 students in 36 states and Washington D.C. to be named a fellow. He is working toward his teaching cer...  More >>

Cramer '15 Begins Biochem Honors Project

A passion for laboratory research has led Steffi Cramer '15 to explore the movement of bacteria in an Honors project titled, "Examining the amino acids in novel receptors that putatively regulate bacterial motility." Spending several hours in the lab each day, Cramer says one of her favorite aspects of her project is the "instant gratification" of the microbiology world. "You put things on a plat...  More >>

HWS Student Trustees Named

Following campaigns that were both impressive and spirited, Maxwell Gorton '16 and Nicole O'Connell '16 have been named the Junior Student Trustees to serve on the HWS Board of Trustees for the next academic year. The two were elected by their peers and will serve on the Board, which governs the Colleges' policies, financial health, and overall welfare. Every spring semester, students vote to sel...  More >>

Two Earn Goldwater Honors

From a highly competitive field of more than 1,100 applicants, Macy Howarth '16 was named a Goldwater Scholar and Alison McCarthy '15 has received Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwa...  More >>

Wild Inedibles with Newell

Professor of Biology Beth Newell will present "Wild Inedibles," a discussion about poisonous plants, on Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the South Parlor of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva (24 Park Place). Her talk is part of the 2014 Community Read, sponsored by Geneva Reads, the theme of which this year is the outdoors and self-reliance. One of the featured books in this year's program was J...  More >>

Lamanna '97 Discovers“Chicken from Hell”

Matt Lamanna '97, assistant curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh helped discover a species of dinosaur he formally calls Anzu wyliei, but more familiarly refers to as a "chicken from hell." Lamanna is featured with his discovery in a number of media outlets, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CNN and NPR. He was also featured on Science Friday. "If you were to tak...  More >>

Mapstone '89 Leads Breakthrough Alzheimer's Study

Dr. Mark Mapstone '89, a neuropsychologist at University of Rochester, is in the international spotlight as the lead author of a groundbreaking study that used specialized blood testing to accurately predict Alzheimer's disease. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the first-of-its-kind study tests the level of 10 different fat molecules (lipids) in the blood of patients in order to make pre...  More >>

Vitale ’14 Discusses Elephant Research

Back from his winter break trip in Gabon to research the biodiversity of the region, Eli Vitale ‘14 will give a presentation on his experience on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. in the Geneva Room. Vitale participated in an internship with the Smithsonian Gabon Biodiversity program whose purpose is to generate a further understanding of biodiversity in the Gamba landscape through scientific researc...  More >>

Holmes ’92 Featured in LA Splash

Rob Holmes '92 was recently featured in L.A. Splash magazine in an article about this year's Los Angeles Times Travel Show. Holmes is founder and president of Green Living Project, a filmmaking and marketing company that creates short films to showcase examples of sustainability in action. At the show, he presented "The Power of Storytelling," one of several conferences that addressed key topics...  More >>