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BIOLOGY NEWS

HWS Fribolin Farm Interns Make an Impact

For Sarah Garcia '17, Lara Johnson '19 and Felicia Maybee '17, a shared passion for fresh produce has given them the opportunity this summer to sow the seeds for community outreach and involvement. The three HWS Fribolin Farm interns have been working diligently over the past few months to maintain the farm and all that has been planted there. Fribolin Farm interns tend to the various gardens on ...  More >>

Liu '18 Seeks Solutions to Pesky Moth

In her summer internship with New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), Yuxi Liu '18 is working with Cornell University entomologists to better understand the Grape Berry Moth (GBM), a crop-damaging pest, especially in wine regions like the Finger Lakes. Working with NYSAES Senior Research Associate Charles Linn and his graduate student collaborator Michael Wolfin, Liu's research l...  More >>

Uwicyeza '16 to Serve in Peace Corps

When her two-year commitment as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia begins in January, Cynthia Uwicyeza '16 will develop public-health projects focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as educational initiatives promoting reproductive health. Uwicyeza, who graduated with a B.A. in public policy with a concentration in healthcare policy and biology, is the fifth HWS graduate to be accepte...  More >>

Honors Spotlight: Gatch '16, Mendez '16

Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, recent graduates Alexander Gatch '16 and Kathryn Mendez '16 focused on aquatic life in the Finger Lakes for their Honors projects which were completed this past spring. Gatch's project involved determining mercury levels in lake trout in the Finger Lakes to address the potential health risks associated with fish consumption. For h...  More >>

Deutschlander, Sutton '17 Receive WOS Mentoring Grant

Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander and Maddie Sutton '17 have been awarded the Wilson Ornithological Society's (WOS) Jed Burtt Undergraduate Mentoring Grant, funding that advances their study of warblers during part of the birds' migration between Canada and South America. Through the project, "Orientation and Energetics of Migrant Warblers During Spring at a Northern Stopover Site," Sutton ...  More >>

Hunting for Dinosaurs in Antarctica

After nearly two months of work in Antarctica, an expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project (AP3) led by Matt Lamanna '97 has returned with "a wealth of fossils...that likely represent several new species and further illuminate one of the more mysterious moments in Earth's history," as the science magazine Discover reports. Antarctica offers a veritable time capsule, allowing sci...  More >>

Walter '16 Named Young Botanist of the Year

The Botanical Society of America has named Lauren Walter '16 a Young Botanist of the Year, a prestigious national honor bestowed on 25 graduating seniors for outstanding work in the plant sciences. "Being nominated for and receiving the Young Botanist of the Year award helped me realize how much I have learned and accomplished at HWS," says Walter. A biology major and a mathematics and internatio...  More >>

Connecting Culture and Ecology in Guatemala

A group of 20 HWS students recently returned from a three-week study abroad program in Guatemala. Led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown and Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, students explored the intersections between the culture and ecology of the country through a combination of field research and authentic cultural experiences. "Our main goal was to try and support ...  More >>

Why Do Birds Fatten Up for Migration?

Birds develop ample energy reserves in preparation for and during migration but often store more fat than they need for the journey alone. In a recent study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander and his colleague Jennalee Holzschuh, who earned her master's degree in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology at SUNY Brockport under the mentorship of...  More >>

2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards

On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the Welcome Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Van...  More >>

 

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