Biology professor receives Humboldt Award for pollen-driven research | University Times

By SHANNON O. WELLS When Tia-Lynn Ashman was growing up in the San Francisco Bay area and frequently camping and exploring nature with her family, she found herself drawn to a certain fast-fluttering feathered friend. “I was very enamored with hummingbirds,” recalls Ashman, a distinguished professor of evolutionary ecology in the Dietrich School of Arts … Read more

Hoekstra wins graduate teaching award – UBNow: News and views for UB faculty and staff

David Hoekstra, clinical assistant professor of biological sciences, has received the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools’ (NAGS) Graduate Faculty Teaching Award. This honor highlights the time and effort he has dedicated to students at the masters’ level. “I feel really passionate about trying to give students a sense of amazement of the natural world,” he … Read more

UNCW Graduate Student Allie Best Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Pursue Coastal Bird Habitat Research

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 When Allie Best came to UNCW to pursue a master’s degree, she had a deep appreciation for wildlife biology, but she never expected to fall in love with the study of birds, much less become the recipient of a prestigious fellowship to fund her research. Best is one of two 2022 … Read more

Biology Graduate Seeks Personal Approach to Healthcare

With a rigorous curriculum in modern biology, extensive practical experiences with patients, and a focus on whole-person wellness, the Biology Health Ssciences major exceeds the requirements for a broad range of health sciences careers. Maddi Evans ’22, graduated with a Biology degree and minors in Chemistry and Psychology, and she was recently accepted into the … Read more

UTSW graduate students, postdoc honored with NSF fellowships – CT Plus

Four UT Southwestern graduate students – including two incoming first-year students – have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, and three received honorable mentions. In addition, a postdoctoral researcher was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s … Read more

Barbour Appointed Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Suzanne Barbour, a biochemist and national leader in graduate education, has been appointed dean of The Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Monday. Barbour will also hold a faculty appointment at the Duke University School of Medicine. Barbour will be responsible for ensuring the excellence of Duke’s graduate programs, … Read more

Galesburg native, Knox graduate reflects on city/college divide

GALESBURG – Sarah Wallenfelsz didn’t think she would be chosen as Knox College’s 177th commencement speaker. The idea she would represent the graduating class of 2022 began as a joke among her friends. But after having attended numerous past commencements as a Galesburg native, Wallenfelsz decided to submit a speech sample a few hours before … Read more

Chicago Foot Locker Features Clothing Line from BVU Graduate

(story by Tim Gallagher) A Buena Vista University biology major who traces his first clothing line, Nerdy, to the Estelle Siebens Science Center, recently had clothes he designed featured at a Foot Locker in Chicago, a store he visited frequently as a child. “My dad took us (he and his sister) to this Foot Locker … Read more

CUNY Graduate Center wins National Science Foundation award to give graduate students a head start in bio-inspired nanotechnology – BIOENGINEER.ORG

From photosynthesis to the collective behavior of ants, natural phenomena inspire both discovery and innovation. Now, thanks to breakthroughs in computing, engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, and complexity science, scientists are finding new ways to mimic and adapt nature, creating nanoscale materials and devices that bring powerful, sustainable solutions that advance health care, renewable energy, and … Read more

Graduate School launches inaugural HBCU Summer Research Program in effort to diversify student recruitment – Today@Wayne

In a new effort to extend and diversify its national outreach to potential graduate and doctoral students, Wayne State University is playing host over the next two weeks to an assortment of students from North Carolina A&T University, a historically Black college, with hopes of eventually recruiting them to campus to pursue master’s and Ph.D. … Read more