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BIOLOGY NEWS

Zhao '18 Fights Apple Blight

Amelia Zhao '18 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the contagious disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious problem in apple-producing regions li...  More >>

Faculty Prizes Recognize Teaching, Scholarship and Service

HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues' work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, who was awarded...  More >>

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 >>

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