Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Biology News


Dr. Schwartz to give final presentation for Lycoming Lyme Symposium

Dr. Brian Schwartz, M.D., M.S., will provide the fourth and final presentation of Lycoming College’s Lyme Symposium. Schwartz’s speech, “Lyme Disease: Epidemiologic & Clinical Overview; and Our Research,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Heim, Room G-11, on the Lycoming College Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Read more ...

Drs. Smith and Powers to discuss integrative medical treatment for Lyme disease as part of Lyme symposium

Drs. Harold Smith, M.D., and Francis Powers, M.D., will visit the Lycoming College Campus to discuss integrative medical treatment for Lyme disease. This discussion, part of Lycoming College’s Lyme Symposium, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Heim, Room G-11. The event is free and open to the public.

Read more ...

Lycoming College to host talk on Lyme disease in pets as part of Lyme Symposium

Dr. Steven Winton, VMD, will address the Lycoming College and Williamsport communities on how to keep pets safe from Lyme disease during his talk, “Lyme Disease in Pets.” The presentation, part of Lycoming College’s Lyme Symposium, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Heim, Room G-11, on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Read more ...

Lycoming College Lyme Symposium helps Williamsport community stay safe as area experiences increase in ticks

As Lycoming College launches this fall’s Lyme Symposium to help residents stay healthy while the area continues to see a rise in the local tick population, it announces a talk by “The TickGuy,” Thomas Mather, Ph.D., who will present “Ten things everyone needs to know about ticks these days,” and “Five TickSmartTM actions.” The presentation, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Heim G-11 on the Lycoming College campus, is free and open to the public.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.”

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

page: 1 of 4