Biology News


Lycoming College professor receives Fulbright grant to teach DNA analysis in South Africa

Jeff Newman, Ph.D., professor of biology at Lycoming College, has been selected for a Fulbright Grant to help increase the use of cutting-edge technology for DNA analysis in South Africa and to further the use of the technology in the field of bacterial classification.

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Scientist from Pennsylvania State University addresses link between energy use and climate change

The average American eats about 2,000 calories per day, creating the equivalent of about 100 watts of energy. Each American uses more than 10,000 watts of energy in heating, cooling, lighting, and other beneficial energy use. Currently, 83 percent of that energy usage is created by fossil fuels.

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Climate change expert to provide balanced view of research during presentation at Lycoming College

Richard Alley, Ph.D., will provide a balanced view of current research on climate change during a presentation at 7 p.m. on March 22 in the Keiper Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Regional conference hosted by Montoursville High School and Lycoming College biology teachers

More than 110 teachers from six states attended the annual Biology Teachers’ Workshop hosted by the Lycoming College and the Montoursville High School Biology Departments at the Heim Biology and Chemistry building last month. The day-long educational and networking event helps regional public school teachers meet professional development teaching requirements.

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The health of the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers discussed at conference

Lycoming College students and staff shared their summer research at the 11th annual Susquehanna River Symposium last month. The event was attended by about 250 students and faculty from area colleges and universities and by professionals working in a variety of government agencies and environmental businesses.

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Beauty, mystery and charm of owls evoked during presentation by bird expert

Little known facts about the weird night world of owls will be the highlight of a presentation by prominent ornithologist and best-selling author, Scott Weidensaul, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to learn more about the beauty, mystery and charm of these elusive creatures during a free presentation based on his best-selling book “Owls: Soul of the Night.”

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Director of Lycoming College's Clean Water Institute earns environmental award

Melvin Zimmerman, Ph.D., director of Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute, received the Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist, Professional award from the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited at the council’s annual meeting on Sept. 10.

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Results of fish monitoring project show creek restoration efforts are a success

During the past 10 years, fish habitat structures consisting of root wads, log vanes, mudsills and other constructed materials have been placed along streams and creeks in Lycoming County. Three of the projects in the Loyalsock Creek Watershed have involved monitoring by Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute, most recently by senior ecology major Dom Novella of Hastings, Pa.

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Reef sharks don't deter Lycoming College students from diving in Honduras

While on a trip to the reef off Honduras, Lycoming College students watched 15 large sharks with awe as their streamlined bodies, which can get up to 9 feet long, slid soundlessly through the water in search of prey. Watching sharks in their natural environment was one of the highlights of the students’ trip to Roatán Island off the eastern coast of the Central American country.

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Lycoming College biology professor earns neuroscience award

Mary Morrison, Ph.D., professor of biology at Lycoming College, received the Carol Ann Paul Educator of the Year Award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience organization. The national award recognizes a member of the organization for notable efforts to promote the effective teaching of neuroscience at the undergraduate level.

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Lycoming College students recognized by environmental consortium

Senior biology majors Johanna Hripto and Julian Jones received a Campus Sustainability Champion award through the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium. The award recognizes people who have made meaningful contributions to sustainability efforts that benefit their college, community or society either economically or environmentally.

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Lycoming College freshman earns prize for research paper

Rachel Fritz, a sophomore biology major of Honesdale, Pa., earned the 2015 Ed Gabriel First-Year Writing and Research prize for research completed in the fall of 2014. The award is given to a student of any major who completes research in any field and who documents their findings in a paper during their freshman year.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Students present and receive awards at Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting

Alec Minnick, a recent graduate with major in biology from Montoursville, received a third place award for his research poster presentation at the 91st Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting held at Lebanon Valley College on April 9-12. Minnick, along with five other students, also presented research papers at the meeting.

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Laura Brennan '15 named PennACE Student of the Year

Lycoming College senior Laura Brennan, a photography and biology major, was recently selected as the winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the Liberal Arts category. Each year, the award is given to recognize notable interns at eligible institutions in the state of Pennsylvania for four different categories: Technical, Liberal Arts, Business and Associates Degree.

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