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Biology News


Lions, tigers, and bears: Lycoming College student interns at animal sanctuary

To gain hands-on experience, make professional connections, and develop intellectually and personally–these are the motives behind Lycoming College’s support of enhanced academic experiences. While many college students return home for the summer, students at Lycoming are encouraged to seek out and apply to internships, one student being Hannah Seebold ’24, biology major in the pre-veterinary medicine program. This summer, she interned at T&D’s Cats of the World, an animal sanctuary located in Penns Creek for unwanted, abused, and mistreated exotic pets and animals. Watch this video about her experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylD-1pP0Chs.

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Lycoming College welcomes new faculty for the 2022-23 academic year

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome eleven faculty members to its community this fall, bringing with them extensive knowledge and experience in their fields. With ecocriticism on the theatre stage, operatic styles in the music hall, Anglo-modernism in literature, expertise in stellar evolution, and more, these professors will enrich the classrooms at Lycoming College.

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Telegraph India: Higher education in the US: Looking beyond rankings and brand names

Telegraph India writes about Lycoming College 2022 grad Sohini Mukherjee, who is headed to PSU to pursue a doctoral degree in biology.

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WBRE: Popular career paths for college graduates

WBRE reports on some popular majors at Lycoming College and what 2022 graduates have planned for the future.

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Lycoming Biology Field Station awarded $325,089 for Loyalsock Creek restoration

The Lycoming Biology Field Station, Inc. (LBFS, Inc.), a non-profit corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Lycoming College, today announced it won a Commonwealth Financial Authority (CFA) grant totaling $325,089 for the restoration of the Loyalsock Creek area adjacent to the field station. Flooding issues at the LBFS have grown more severe in recent years, and the grant will enable Lycoming College biology students to proactively implement conservation and best management practices that reduce flooding issues on the property, as well as those properties of surrounding landowners.

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Lycoming College receives $125,000 grant to support renovation of genetics lab

The George I. Alden Trust has awarded Lycoming College a grant of $125,000 in support of the renovation of the genetics teaching lab in the Heim Science Building. The recent addition of majors in astrophysics, neuroscience, and biochemistry have accounted for the College’s most significant growth in enrollment and high performing students, and the renovations will ultimately support and further the education and success of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students. This is the fifth grant awarded to Lycoming by the Alden Trust, the last one supporting the creation of the new biochemistry teaching and research labs.

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WVIA Keystone Edition: "Viruses, Pandemics, and Society" Course to Be Offered At Lycoming College

Listen to Mary Morrison discusses the new course she is teaching, the fundamentals of virology, and what students will take away from the course.

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Pandemics, viruses, and how to move forward; New course at Lycoming

With much work still to be done to understand the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on nearly every factor of our society, one Lycoming professor is making it the focal point of a new course available to students this coming fall semester.

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Lycoming College students present at Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference

On April 25, 2021, three Lycoming College students presented their research at the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference. Annabelle Brinkerhoff ‘21, Katie Moon ’21, and Emily Frantz ’21 were among 18 other students selected to present at this year’s virtual conference.

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Faculty-student biology research team publishes findings in Palaois

A team of paleontology researchers led by Lycoming College has discovered a well-exposed section of the Catskill Formation in North-Central Pennsylvania that contains abundant macrofossils and sedimentary features that make it well-suited for Upper Devonian fossil occurrences. Their research, entitled, “Vertebrate Taphonomy, Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Palynology of a Fossiliferous Late Devonian Fluvial Succession, Catskill Formation, North-Central Pennsylvania, USA” was published in the December issue of Palaios, an academic paleontology journal.

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Lycoming faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Lycoming College’s President Kent Trachte presented two faculty members with teaching awards at a faculty meeting in October. The Junior Teaching Award and the Senior Teaching Award, the latter called the Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit mastery of their field, highly effective organization and communication of material, a spirit of enthusiasm, and an ability to inspire students. The awards are typically presented during Honors Convocation every spring, but the presentation of both awards was delayed this year due to the pandemic.

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