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BIOLOGY NEWS

Three Accepted to Upstate Medical School

Andrea Donofrio '18, Julia Raleigh '18 and Shivam Tewari '18 have all earned spots in SUNY Upstate Medical School's highly selective Early Assurance Program for college juniors. The competitive opportunity guarantees that students can enroll in the school's medical program after they graduate, given they complete all necessary undergraduate courses and the MCAT. The pre-health curriculum at Hobar...  More >>

Salamanders in the Spotlight at HWS

The red-backed salamander, an amphibian native to eastern woodlands, possesses an interesting behavioral quirk: those in older forests move significantly more than those in young forests. That's one of the findings of a study completed this year by Assistant Professor of Biology Bradley Cosentino and Professor of Biology David Droney, summarized in an article in the November issue of the journal ...  More >>

Bird Obsessions, Community Bonds

"Birding is a community endeavor rather than a solitary act," says Jenna Downs '20. In Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander's first-year seminar "Bird Obsessions: Beauty of Beast," Downs and her classmates are stepping into the shoes of bird-watchers, conservationists and cultural anthropologists, studying the lives of birds, the motivation behind the people who admire them and the symbolic ro...  More >>

Saravia '16 Earns Prestigious Sloan Scholarship

Upon her recent acceptance to the University of Iowa's Ph.D. program in microbiology, Fatima Saravia '16 was named a recipient of a competitive scholarship from the UI/ Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring. A partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center at Iowa is one of five such resources nationally and is dedicated to building a university-wide network of faculty...  More >>

Zhao '17 Fights Apple Blight

Amelia Zhao '17 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious problem in apple-producing regions like the Fing...  More >>

HWS Research Symposium

From invasive species to drone mapping, and the effect of stress on friendships to potential anti-cancer compounds, Hobart and William Smith students presented on a range of topics at this year's Student Research Symposium on Sept. 17 as one of Homecoming and Family Weekend's annual events. "The Research Symposium allows students to showcase their work from summer research projects and represents...  More >>

Faculty Prizes Recognize Teaching, Scholarship and Service

HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues' work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, who was awarded...  More >>

HWS Fribolin Farm Interns Make an Impact

For Sarah Garcia '17, Lara Johnson '19 and Felicia Maybee '17, a shared passion for fresh produce has given them the opportunity this summer to sow the seeds for community outreach and involvement. The three HWS Fribolin Farm interns have been working diligently over the past few months to maintain the farm and all that has been planted there. Fribolin Farm interns tend to the various gardens on ...  More >>

Liu '18 Seeks Solutions to Pesky Moth

In her summer internship with New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), Yuxi Liu '18 is working with Cornell University entomologists to better understand the Grape Berry Moth (GBM), a crop-damaging pest, especially in wine regions like the Finger Lakes. Working with NYSAES Senior Research Associate Charles Linn and his graduate student collaborator Michael Wolfin, Liu's research l...  More >>

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 >>

 

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