Lycoming College News


Biochemistry captures the attention of medical school hopeful

It hasn’t taken long for the new biochemistry major at Lycoming College to spark interest among students. Launched in the fall of 2018, the lab-based science that marries biology and chemistry is becoming a popular choice for students who aspire to work in academia, industrial settings, pharmaceuticals, health professions, and more. For Nicholas Russello ’20 of Guilford, Conn., it was a biochemistry course that ignited in him a curiosity in research that hadn’t existed before.

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Renowned and controversial literary critic interviewed in next issue of Brilliant Corners

“One wishes things were better, but one has to tell the truth,” said the late literary scholar Harold Bloom in a 2003 interview with jazz expert Tom Reney. “That’s why I have so many enemies.”

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Professor’s interest in the demonic leads to published book, student research opportunity

Lycoming College faculty member, Michael E. Heyes, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion, published his monograph in December, “Margaret’s Monsters: Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England (Routledge),” providing a look at St. Margaret of Antioch, the patron saint of childbirth and virgins.

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Donation enables purchase of $300,000 spectrometer for faculty-student research

Owing to the generosity of loyal alumni and faculty, Lycoming College has purchased an Agilent Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS) at a cost of $300,000. The new instrumentation has already been utilized by College faculty and students in the classroom, as well as for research and publication.

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The search for Little Green Men in the night sky

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, March 6. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Chemistry student honored at national convention for research

Lycoming College chemistry major Lydia Yorks ’20 of Jersey Shore, Pa., received a John F. Conn Award at the Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE) Biennial Convention, held Nov 8-10, 2019 in North Carolina. She earned the award for her research poster, “NMR Studies of Ruthenium Complexes with Nitrogen-Containing Phosphine Ligands,” which she presented at the convention.

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Lycoming College Art Gallery to open Anne Arden McDonald solo exhibit

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will unveil a new exhibit this spring entitled “Everything Changes Everything,” featuring the works of Anne Arden McDonald. The show opens on Wednesday, March 4, 4-9 p.m., with an artist’s talk slated for 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 9, and is free and open to the public.

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Walt Disney Company veteran to address campus on her 24-year career

Accomplished leader and 24-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif., Nancy Kachline ’81 will speak at Lycoming College on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation Room. Part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, Kachline’s lecture, “Navigating the Pixie Dust – 24 Years at Disney,” will focus on her time working for The Walt Disney Company.

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Towanda named the victor of Governor’s STEM Competition hosted by Lycoming College

Working with BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, Lycoming College played host to the Governor’s STEM Competition for students in grades 9-12 from Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties. Lycoming College congratulates Towanda Area School District for its winning presentation.

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Mayor Slaughter to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. plaque dedication

Lycoming College will dedicate a plaque to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to campus on April 24, 1958, when he addressed the college community in Clarke Chapel. Derek Slaughter, mayor of Williamsport, Pa., will deliver a keynote address. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus. All members of the public are invited to attend.

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