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Ernest Williams
Williams Discusses His Research at Lepidopterists’ Meeting

William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Ernest Williams presented a talk at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society. The talk was presented as part of a symposium on conservation.  More ...

From left: Hannah Lyons '14, Kelly Jenkins '14, Andraya Cole '14, David Borczuk '14, Claire Barton '14, Megan Blair '16.
Biology Group Studies Blood Sugar for Links to Obesity

Obesity and diabetes are serious issues that public health officials are focusing on.  A bulk of the scientific literature blames sedentary lifestyles for the increase in obesity.  However, the developing trend of people becoming categorized as obese is increasingly steep and Hamilton student researchers believe there are more biological and chemical components to the issues.  More ...

Douglas Santoro '14 in the lab.
Douglas Santoro ’14 Studies Toxic Effects of Garlic Mustard on Nematodes in Glen

The glens around campus are some of the most unique features of Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus.  Filled with a variety of trees, wildlife, and nature paths, students often take advantage of the beautiful scenery.  However, keen eyes in the biology department took notice of an invasive plant and began investigating its negative impact on the glen environment.  More ...

Matthew Combs '13, Ethan Ayres '13, Ashleigh Smythe and Rebecca Knipp '13
Biology Students Present to Helminthological Society

Senior biology majors Rebecca Knipp, Ethan Ayres and Matthew Combs presented at the annual meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington, the nation’s oldest parasitology research society.  The Society met on April 27 at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe also attended.  More ...

Sue Ann Miller
Miller Presents at FASEB Convention

Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller presented a poster, “Designing Effective Student Presentation Assignments that Include Thoughtful Peer Assessment,” at the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the American Association of Anatomists.  More ...

Dr. Bernard Kouchner talks with Hamilton classes before the Great Names panel discussion.
Kouchner Discusses Globalization in Medicine With Hamilton Classes

Hamilton students enrolled in Steve Wu's Health Economics class, Alan Cafruny's International Political Economy class, and Herm Lehman's Intro. to Public Health classes were invited to meet and speak with Sacerdote Great Names speaker Dr. Bernard Kouchner in a small, informal group before the large public lecture held later in the evening.  More ...

Mike McCormick
McCormick Presents at ACS Meeting

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick co-organized a symposium on “Carbon Dynamics and the Biogeochemical Cycling of Major and Minor Elements” at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society held April 7-11 in New Orleans.  More ...

A scene from 2012's Adirondack Adventure.
Terrie Describes State of New York's Adirondack Park

Philip Terrie, Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University, returned to the Hill for the third time on April 9 to deliver a lecture on the current state of the Adirondack Park. Terrie’s visit to Hamilton came at the invitation of William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Ernest Williams who is currently teaching the college’s interdisciplinary Adirondacks course, Culture and History of the Adirondack Park.  More ...

Richard Donovan
Rainforest Alliance VP to Discuss Sustainable Forestry in Latin America

Richard Donovan, vice president of forestry for Rainforest Alliance, will give a talk, “Rainforest Alliance, Conservation and Sustainable Forestry in Latin America,” on Monday, April 1, at noon, in the Kennedy Science Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Ernest Williams
New Scientist Quotes Williams on Butterfly Migration

New Scientist magazine quoted Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology,  in “The chilly secret to monarch migration,” an article that examined possible trigger prompting these butterflies to leave the warmth of Mexico to travel to the United States in the spring. In the Feb. 17 article, Williams commented on how warming temperatures might change migration patterns.  More ...

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