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Kari Koga '15 in the genetics lab in Hamilton's Taylor Science Center.
Kari Koga ’15 Explores Genetics Research

Since the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, the study and the understanding of genetics has grown exponentially. Gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, and “designer babies” exhibit the growing interest and relevance of genetics on modern society. Kari Koga ’15, a biology major, has had the opportunity to explore her passion for genetics research for the past three summers with Evolutionary Genomics.  More ...

Herbal Medicines: Not a Modern Craze

In our society seemingly obsessed with healthy, natural ingredients in everything from food to shampoo, herbal medicines and supplements might seem like a contemporary trend. But their history in fact goes back to the 18th century. A new exhibit at Burke Library is displaying the proof.  More ...

Hamilton and Westmoreland Middle School students and faculty.
Science Students, Faculty Team Up With Westmoreland Middle School on Global Health Issues

Thirty-seven Hamilton students and four science faculty recently joined forces to introduce local middle school students to college-level discussion about public health issues.  More ...

Jacob Wagner '15
Jacob Wagner ’15 Presents at Aquatic Plant Management Society Conference

Jacob Wagner ’15 presented a poster on his thesis work about the effects of copper herbicides on non-target fish at the annual conference of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society, held Jan. 20-22 in  Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wagner is a biology major.  More ...

Jason Townsend
Townsend Publishes Book Chapter

Supervisor of Introductory Laboratories Jason Townsend was the first author of a chapter titled “Energy Return on Investment (EROI), Liquid Fuel Production, and Consequences for Wildlife” that was recently published in Peak Oil, Economic Growth, and Wildlife Conservation.  More ...

Michael McCormick
McCormick Gives Invited Talks

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick gave seminar talks on his recent work in Antarctica on Dec. 2 at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center and on Nov. 14 at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Spreads the Word about Monarch Migration

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, presented a series of talks this fall on the endangered migration of the monarch butterfly.  More ...

Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Co-Authors Study on Butterflies’ Early Emergence

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, was the lead author on a recently published study. “Phenological Advancement of Lycaenid Butterflies in Massachusetts” appears in the current issue of the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society.  More ...

Mike McCormick
McCormick Presents Antarctic Research at SCAR Conference

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick presented recent research findings at the annual meeting of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The conference was held Aug. 25-29 in Auckland, New Zealand.  More ...

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