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March 30, 2017

Biology Inducts Students to Inaugural Honor Society

On March 21, Arcadia University’s Biology Department inducted 26 students in the Arcadia chapter of the national Biology honor society Beta Beta Beta. Inductees for Beta Beta Beta must have completed a minimum of six required courses in the Biology major and have achieved a 3.5 GPA in their Biology...

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November 7, 2016

Olson Presents on Flesh-Eating Beetles at International Congress of Entomology

This September, Biology major Stephanie Olson '17 presented a poster on the growth and development of flesh-eating beetles at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla. Olson, who will use the poster as part of her Capstone presentation, completed the research alongside Dr...

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November 4, 2016

Dr. Landberg Contributes to Urban Wildlife’s ‘Assisting Axolotls’ Podcast

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, offered expertise on salamanders and toads during Urban Wildlife Podcast’s “ Assisting Axolotls, Transplanting Toads, and Preserving Pond Turtles ” segment on Oct. 13. The podcast also touched on Landberg’s work with Biology major Sarah...

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June 9, 2016

Dr. Landberg to Deliver Keynote at Biodiversity Weekend

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, will be a keynote speaker at the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Citizen Science Weekend on June 10 in Nantucket, Mass. Dr. Landberg will present on the “Behavioral Ecology and Conservation of Snapping Turtles,” discussing his work studying...

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May 4, 2016

Katrina Hosbach '16 Tracks Nature on Campus for Senior Thesis

By Hope Cuff '18 Did you know coyotes have been known to wander through Arcadia University’s campus? Biology student Katrina Hosbach ’16 discovered the coyote duo last fall after setting up wildlife cameras at three sites on campus for her yearlong ecological study for senior thesis. With help from...

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April 26, 2016

Dr. Smith to Receive Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize

Dr. Sheryl Smith , associate professor of Biology, has been selected as the 2016 Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize recipient at Arcadia University. Dr. Smith is the second faculty member to receive this award, which was introduced by friends of Provost Emeritus Michael Berger to...

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April 15, 2016

Biology Students Present on Alzheimer’s at Experimental Conference

Biology students Deena Damschroder ’16 and Delaena Cline ’16 , with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Brie Paddock , presented their research on Alzheimer’s at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, April 2-6. Damschroder’s research, “Dietary restriction exacerbates memory loss in a...

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March 15, 2016

Dr. Lauren Howard Recognized for Best Botany Paper of 2015

Dr. Lauren Howard , assistant professor of biology, won the 2015 Richard and Minnie Windler award, given by the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society journal, Castanea, for the best systematic botany paper published in the journal during the previous year. Dr. Howard’s article, “A Quarter-Century...

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February 16, 2016

Drs. Moore and Swanson Receive 2016 Research Fellowship

Drs. Katherine Moore and Christina Swanson have been selected to receive Arcadia University’s 2016 Research Support Fellowship, which covers expenses to attend the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues from Feb. 18 to 21 in Washington, D.C. . Dr. Moore, assistant professor of...

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January 19, 2016

Alumni, Dr. Bushar Examine Invasive Snake Populations

In two studies published in the Journal of Herpetology at the end of 2015, Dr. Lauretta M. Bushar , chair of the Department of Biology, takes an in-depth look at the invasive Boa constrictor in Aruba. In the first, Dr. Bushar and co-authors LaCoya C. Pace and Sharese Tucker ’12 characterize the Boa...

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September 30, 2015

Landberg Makes Headlines for Conservation Work with Snapping Turtles

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of biology, was featured in several Connecticut news outlets over the summer for his work with researchers from Mystic Aquarium and Tributary Mill Conservancy in Old Lyme, Conn., studying snapping turtles. The Hartford Courant cited Landberg’s assessments...

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September 18, 2015

Dr. Bushar Publishes on New Jersey Rattlesnakes

Lauretta Bushar, Ph.D. , professor and chair of the Department of Biology , co-authored “Population Isolation and Genetic Subdivision of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens” in the September issue of Herpetologica . Through DNA and statistical analysis, Dr. Bushar...

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August 11, 2015

ARC Exhibition Program Presents ‘Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert’

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present “Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert,” on display in the Commons Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The digital images, printed 3D models, video animations, and other...

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July 28, 2015

Bechtel ’16 Presents ‘Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model’ at SEPCHE Colloquium

On July 27, Nelisa Bechtel ’16 presented “Investigating the Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Cabrini College. A biology major, Bechtel was among 30 undergraduate students...

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June 18, 2015

In New Research, Wright Finds ALS Gene Therapy Ineffective

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, and colleagues published new findings on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Pain and Central Nervous System Week. ALS causes both cellular abnormalities and rapid degeneration of motor neurons. These abnormalities...

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June 2, 2015

Nine Alumni, Two Faculty Publish Genetics Research

Dr. Sheryl Smith and Dr. Carlos Ortiz , along with student coauthors Frederic J. Deuschle ’12 , Lauren A. DiLorenzo ’12 , Katie L. Goeller ’12 , Christopher R. Macchi ’12 , Sarah E. Muller ’13M , Brittany D. Pasierb ’13M , Joseph E. Sable ’11 , Jessica M. Tucci ’12 , and Marykathryn Tynon ’13M ,...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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February 25, 2015

Wright Named Secretary for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Publishes Work

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, was elected Secretary for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Additionally, Wright co-authored three studies for prestigious medical journals within the past year. The Journal of Neuroscience published both “Novel roles for...

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