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Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Discusses Monarch Conservation

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, presented “The Endangered Migration of Monarch Butterflies” on May 15 at the Cazenovia Public Library in Cazenovia, N.Y.  More ...

Sue Ann Miller
Miller Evaluates Student Research Grant Proposals

Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller served on the Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Committee of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society April 4-6 at the society’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  More ...

Michael L. McCormick
McCormick Speaks at Dark Energy Biosphere Institute Meeting

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick presented at a meeting of the Dark Energy Biosphere Institute held at the University of Southern California, April 9-11. McCormick discussed the results of a high-resolution survey of the microbial communities and geochemistry throughout the water column and sediments of Green Lake in Fayetteville, N.Y.  More ...

Patrick D. Reynolds
Huffington Post Publishes Oped Co-authored by Reynolds on edX

The Huffington Post published an opinion piece co-authored by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds titled “The Liberal Arts Contribution to edX.”  The piece explored the fact that “the residential liberal arts model that our institutions and many other liberal arts colleges have embodied for two centuries has something to contribute to the open online platform: promoting a wide exploration of knowledge and the reciprocal illumination of seemingly disparate disciplines through critical thinking, discourse and writing.”  More ...

Elisabeth MacColl '16
Elisabeth MacColl ’16 Named Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

Elisabeth MacColl ’16 has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. She is among 283 scholars from across the U.S. to receive the Goldwater, the premier national undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.  More ...

Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett, center, with students at the Asian University for Women.
Garrett Gives Talks for International Women's Day

Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett gave two talks as part of the International Women's Day celebration on March 11, organized by the Department of International Business, University of Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  More ...

monarch butterfly cluster
Williams Contributes to Letter Delivered at North American Summit

A letter urging protection for the monarch butterfly and co-authored by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, was delivered to to President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at this week’s North American Summit in Mexico.  More ...

Mike McCormick
McCormick Moderates AAAS Climate Change Panel

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick moderated a panel discussion on “Changing Earth and Eco Systems in the Antarctic Peninsula” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) national meeting held February 14-16, in Chicago.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Discusses Monarchs in The Why Files

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, was interviewed for an article in The Why Files: The Science Behind the News, a weekly online news source. In “Menace to Monarchs,” Williams discussed monarch butterflies’ migration to Mexico where they spend the winter in select mountaintop areas.  More ...

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