Campus News

Professors Collaborate on West Nile Virus Research

October 15, 2015
Communications Staff

What drives the interaction, chemically and evolutionarily, between a particular species of mosquito and a particular species of bird? Professor of Biology Mary Garvin hypothesizes volatile chemicals in the secretion of birds’ feathers may be the cause of attraction. With help from Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Whelan, Garvin and student researchers are now testing this hypothesis in her lab.

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Writing Science Truth

April 25, 2017
Harnessing the momentum from the March for Science rallies held across the nation on April 22, faculty from the sciences and the Rhetoric and Composition Program hosted “Truth to Power: Writing...
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New Instruments Bolster Science Research Capabilities

February 17, 2017
This January, through a combination of charitable gifts and funds from the college, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry acquired two new instruments that will greatly enhance teaching and research in many areas of chemistry and biochemistry, including environmental and forensic analysis, biochemical and peptide/protein studies, and synthesis of new bioorganic and organic compounds.