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BIOLOGY NEWS

Ruddy '18 Receives NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Lukas Ruddy '18 has been named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, which will grant him the opportunity to further explore his academic passion for geoscience during the summer of 2017. "Being selected is a great honor," says the geoscience major. "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with students from around the country during the 10-week internship ...  More >>

LoConte '16 Headed to Cornell Veterinary College

Having known she wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember, Micaela LoConte '16 will begin working toward her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. The prestigious and highly-competitive program is consistently ranked one of the top veterinary schools in the world. "My experiences throughout my life as well as my tim...  More >>

Students, Alums Publish in Neuroscience Journal

Students from a neurobiology course taught by Professor of Biology James Ryan recently had a scientific paper detailing their research on how to prepare and study neuronal cell cultures published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. The article, "Using Cultured Mammalian Neurons to Study Cellular Processes and Neurodegeneration: A Suite of Undergraduate Lab Exercises," was coau...  More >>

Brown, Ashdown to host Fireside Chat

Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown will offer a Fireside Chat at the Office of Intercultural Affairs on Tuesday, April 5. The conversation titled "Culture and Ecology in Guatemala" takes place at 5:30 p.m. The two faculty members will lead a short-term study abroad program to Guatemala this summer. Approximately 20 students will take Sp...  More >>

Invasive Species Management Upstate and Down Under

In January, biology faculty Meghan Brown, Bradley Cosentino and Susan Flanders Cushman '98 traveled to New Zealand and Australia, two of the planet's most aggressive countries in researching and managing non-native species. There, through support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New York Six Upstate-Global Collective (UGC) project, the trio and their colleagues from other NY6 schools in...  More >>

Fuller '18, Moore '18 Elected Student Trustees

Elected by their peers, Tyler Fuller '18 and Brianna Moore '18 have been named junior Student Trustees for the next academic year. As student leaders active in multiple facets of campus life, the duo will bring an encompassing representation of the student body to the Board of Trustees in governing the Colleges' policies, financial health and overall welfare. Each spring, students vote one rising...  More >>

Martin '13, Moore '15 Publish NYSAES Research

As undergraduates, Nathan Martin '13 and Kevin Moore '15 spent two summers in Geneva conducting research on corn borer moths at Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES). Working under the guidance of NYSAES Senior Research Associate Charles Linn, their efforts in the laboratory turned into the foundation for a paper recently published in the Journal of Chemical...  More >>

Lars Rudstam Joins Aquatic Spring Seminar Series

The Aquatic Spring Seminar Series will continue with a lecture from Lars Rudstam, professor of natural sciences at Cornell University, on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. His lecture, "Great Lakes: Systems in Transition," is co-hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith and the HWS Biology Department with funding pr...  More >>

Ryan '72 Honored by Seneca County

Dr. Timothy J. Ryan '72 and Lifecare Medical Associates, a medical group Ryan founded in 1979, were recently honored as the Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. Ryan was featured in a Finger Lakes Times article covering the award as well as an article written by New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio L.H.D. '07 (R-Fayette) highlighting Ryan's services to local resid...  More >>

Methylmercury Research Begins

Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently purchased a Brooks-Rand MERX-M methylmercury analyzer, an instrument that measures the concentrations of methylmercury in organisms collected from lakes and streams. The analyzer will be instrumental in furthering research for the Finger Lakes Institute's Mercury Project, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority funded collaborative stu...  More >>

 

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