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BIOLOGY NEWS

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 >>

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