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Indiana Area High School Science Club students participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition at Slippery Rock University. Many of these students have been working with IUP faculty members on their research projects since fall 2016.
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Third- and sixth-grade students at St. Bernard
Regional learned about different ways to maintain and examine heart
health, and then tested their own heart function. Paul Nealen (Biology)
spent an afternoon with the students, talking about heart function and
exchanging ideas with them on how to keep their own hearts healthy.
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American magazine features Joseph Duchamp, associate professor and assistant
chair of IUP’s Biology Department, offering expert commentary about bat
habitats. The article, “Bats in the Bronx,” discusses a study in New
York City examining if roofs with vegetation (green roofs) attract more bats
than barren rooftops.
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The Biology Department is pleased to announce that Jeff Larkin received the Abraham Lincoln Honor Award, the most prestigious departmental award presented by the Secretary of Agriculture.
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Janetski and Holly Travis from the IUP Biology Department offered an Act 48
workshop for teachers from the Indiana and Armstrong school districts on August
16, 2016, as part of an Environmental Education Grant from
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
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Iyinoluwa Abimbola Adekola Estinville, an undergraduate nursing student, presented her poster titled “Establishing Dugesia japonica as a Model System to Study Mycobacterium aviumsubspecies avium Pathogenesis” at the ASM Microbe 2016 meeting on June 20, 2016.
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Students James Shea, Rebecca Kruise, and Michele
Myers-Claypole, professor of biology Tom Simmons, and Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection Vector Management entomologist
Mike Hutchinson published the article “Seasonal Activity, Density, and
Collection Efficiency of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mid-Western Pennsylvania”
in the Journal of Medical Entomology
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Department of Biology faculty members were recognized for their achievements in scholarship at an awards ceremony at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 7, 2015.
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Lora Ott (Nursing) and Vida Irani (Biology)
published their interdisciplinary pedagogy research study titled
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Real Time Feedback on the Bedside Hand
Hygiene Behaviors of Nursing Students” in the May 2015 issue of Journal of Nursing Education.
Posted on 5/15/2015 9:49:18 AM
Students from the environmental biology course taught 110 fourth-grade students from Eisenhower Elementary School how to safely explore the woods, which can be inhabited by the blacklegged tick. The elementary school students spent their whole day on the IUP campus learning about science.
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undergraduate and graduate students representing the Department of Biology
received awards at the 2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists
(CPUB) Conference held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 11, 2015.
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Dr. Tom Simmons, Department of Biology, co-authored, along with
collaborators from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection (PADEP), the first statewide survey of Pennsylvania for
blacklegged ticks infected with human pathogens.
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James Birch, a first-year Biology graduate student, has accepted a
summer biology faculty position at Frostburg State University working
with the Regional Mathematics and Science Center.
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David Janetski, Department of Biology, received a funding award from Great Lakes Fishery Trust/Grand Valley State
University for his project, “Yellow Perch Stock Assessment in Drowned
River Mouth Lakes and Nearshore Lake Michigan.”
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Biology professors Christina Ruby and Dan Widzowski and their students, Natalie Verbanes, Catherine Zisk, Colleen Trostle, and Abbey Hawkins presented the results of their research at the 44th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting held November 15-19, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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Several secondary science education students from IUP presented original research on student learning at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) conference held in State College on Friday, December 5, 2014.
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A keynote address by Josiah Townsend, sponsored symposium, and student poster awards highlight IUP’s participation at the 2014 Congress of
the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation (Sociedad
Mesoamericanapara la Biologia y Conservacion).
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Robert Hinrichsen will present the next Biology Department seminar, “Biological Rhythms and Behavior in Paramecium tetraurelia: A Hypothesis to Integrate the Involvement of IP3, Ca2+ and Reactive Oxygen Species,” at noon in Weyandt Hall, room 6.
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Bi, Department of Biology, coauthored a paper published in the September 10, 2014, issue of the journal Nature, describing six fossils representing three
new species from a rare group of rodent-like mammals from China.
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The Department of Biology is very happy to welcome several new faculty
members, while we congratulate several others and say farewell to two of
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Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for his project, "Expanding Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation in the El Jaguar-Volcan Yali Corridor and Beyond."
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Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his project, "CERW Forest Management and Fledgling Survival."
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Tom Simmons, professor of
Biology and vector/disease ecologist, gave a presentation on the
blacklegged tick and its tick-borne pathogens on May 15, 2014, to the Allegheny County Health
Department in Pittsburgh.
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Several undergraduate and graduate students in the Biology Department received scholarships and awards for the 2013–2014 academic year.
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Shundong Bi, Megan Knoch, and Jeffery Larkin took home individual honors in recognition of their research during IUP’s 2014 Research Week.
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The School of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received $255,996 in additional funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his project, "Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management."
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Ellen Yerger of the Biology Department and H. Edward Donley of the Mathematics Department were awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee grant for their project, "Development of image analysis software measuring irregular leaf shapes from insect feeding on native and non-native plants."
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Jeff Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for his project, "Implementing Conservation Practices to Create Young Forest Habitat for Golden-Winged Warblers on Private Lands in Maryland and Pennsylvania."
Posted on 12/11/2013 4:10:56 PM
Shundong Bi (Department of Biology) and colleagues recently published their analysis of an early mammalian fossil that changes our understanding of mammalian evolution.
Posted on 11/26/2013 6:59:58 AM
IUP student Catherine Krygeris presented preliminary results from her Honors Thesis project at the
first PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference for Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics, held November 15–16, 2013, at Slippery
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Jessica Hua, a graduate student from the the University of Pittsburgh,
will visit IUP to present a seminar entitled “It’s a Complicated World:
An Ecological and Evolutionary Look at Pesticides in Aquatic Systems.”
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On Thursday, November 14, Carl Luciano of the IUP Department of Biology will present an information session on the planned Summer 2014 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.
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Jeff Larkin, of the IUP Department of Biology,
received a grantfrom National
Resources Conservation Services for his project, “NRCS Partnership for
Working Lands for Wildlife.”
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The Department of Biology seeks talented and innovative applicants for three new faculty positions to begin in 2014.
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One of the goals of the Biotechnology Research Institute
is to help prepare students for careers in applied sciences. With this
goal in mind, N. Bharathan will offer a Practicum in Biotechnology
for undergraduate students during Summer 2014.
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On Wednesday, October 23, Carl Luciano of the IUP Department of Biology will present an information session on the planned Summer 2014 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.
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Jeff Larkin and Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology,
received a grant from the Pennsylvania
Game Commission for their project, “Monitoring the Response of Allegheny
Woodrat Populations to Habitat Management Strategies in Pennsylvania.”
Posted on 10/12/2013 2:30:11 PM
Josiah Townsend (IUP Biology)
has partnered with the Biology Graduate Student Society to
offer a two-part workshop on Phylogenetic Methods for graduate students
and advanced undergraduates.
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Holly Travis, IUP Biology, has accepted a three-year appointment to the
nine-member Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators certification board.
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The Biology faculty continues to evolve, as we say "good-bye" to several
of our colleagues and "welcome aboard" to several others.
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In collaboration with the NGO PASO Pacifico, Josiah Townsend of the Department of Biology received a funding award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $25,000 for the project “Amphibians in Decline.”
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This spring IUP welcomed Omega Theta, a new chapter of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, with officer and member induction ceremonies in April and May 2013. Thirty IUP students were inducted in recognition of their academic success in the biological sciences.
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Josiah Townsend (Department of Biology) and graduate student Melissa Medina published a paper unveiling a stunning new species of bright green palm-pitviper from a threatened cloud forest in northern Honduras.
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Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the American Bird Conservancy for his project, “Golden-Winged Warbler Breeding and Habitat Coordination.”
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While any occasion is a good one to celebrate the successes of the IUP chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, this past week brought especially good news for a number of its members.
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Students from IUP presented posters and platform presentations at the annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, held at Clarion University on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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Joe Townsend (Department of Biology) and graduate student Melissa Medina have coauthored a paper in the latest issue of Journal of Herpetology describing a new species of rare centipede snake from northern Honduras.
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Biology presentations were made at all of the research venues this week, and our students brought home a number of awards for their work.
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Rather than treat Spring Break 2013 as a vacation, Biology undergraduate and graduate students were busy attending meetings of professional societies and presenting their work.
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John Kamau, a student of Jeff Larkin, was one of two students selected to represent IUP and its Department of Biology at the 2013 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol annual state symposium in Harrisburg.
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N. Bharathan of the Biology Department will conduct a Biotechnology Summer Camp for students in grades 10–12 during Summer 2013. The goal is to motivate students to study biology and to acquaint them with modern research techniques.
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This award from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will allow the Biology researchers—Joseph Duchamp and Jeffery Larkin—to expand their long-term study of woodrat population ecology.
Posted on 2/22/2013 2:12:06 PM
Tom Lord, a dedicated professional in the classroom for nearly 40 years, is retiring from the IUP Department of Biology.
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Townsend will maintain the assessments for the IUCN global endangered species list and lead the formation of a new Mesoamerican Working Group for Amphibians. Mesoamerica has a highly diverse and endangered amphibian fauna, with over one-third of nearly 800 species threatened with extinction.
Posted on 1/31/2013 9:58:41 PM
A zebrafish facility for research and student training, established by Biology faculty members Cuong Diep and Robert Major and located on the third floor of Weyandt Hall, will be used for research and student training.
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Professor Holly Travis and Biology Education students Sarah Klinger and Justin Thomas made their presentations at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association annual convention in Hershey on November 30, 2012.
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The annual Fall picnic, sponsored by the student Biology Club, brought together many of the Biology students and faculty for an evening of food, fun, and friendship.
Posted on 11/8/2012 4:27:50 AM
The Department of Biology seeks talented and innovative applicants for two new faculty positions to begin in 2013.
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Honduran biologist Melissa Medina-Flores spoke about her field and laboratory research in front of over 60 faculty members and students on October 24, 2012.
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On Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Biology and English departments will present an information session on the planned Summer 2013 study abroad travel class in southern Africa.
Posted on 10/16/2012 3:14:43 PM
Students and faculty from the Department of Biology and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were recognized at the May 2012 Phi Eta Sigma induction ceremony.
Posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:27 PM
Josiah Townsend (Department of Biology) and coauthors from Honduras and the USA have published a Spanish-language study identifying the species of highest conservation priority among the Honduran herpetofauna.
Posted on 10/2/2012 9:01:19 AM
Tom Simmons, professor of Biology and an expert on West Nile virus, recently provided a status update on the now-record year for West Nile virus in Pennsylvania, and offered some common-sense tips for self-protection against the virus.
Posted on 9/13/2012 8:57:43 PM
The 2012 Biosafari, the annual introductory program for new Biology students which took place August 28, was a hit for students and faculty alike.
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The three most recent chairs of the Department of Biology—Bob Prezant, Barkley Butler, and Carl Luciano—met and reminisced on Sunday, August 26, 2012, on the occasion of Prezant coming back to town to attend the IUP Freshman Convocation.
Posted on 8/28/2012 5:42:53 PM
Megan Knoch, principal investigator (PI), and co-PIs Cuong Diep, Robert Major (Biology), Andy Zhou (Physics), and Jana Villemain (Chemistry) were recently awarded funds to purchase a digital confocal fluorescence microscope from the National Science Foundation for their project, “MRI: Acquisition of an IMIC Digital Microscope.”
Posted on 8/28/2012 10:26:53 AM
The IUP Secondary Science Education programs, covering Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics, have been awarded national recognition without conditions through the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Posted on 8/9/2012 9:18:19 AM
Megan Knoch led a team of NSM faculty in securing funds from the National Science Fouyndation Major Research Instrumentation program for an advanced microscope.
Posted on 7/28/2012 8:39:56 PM
The Department of Biology has experienced a few personnel changes that will take effect beginning in Fall 2012.
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Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for his project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management Created by National Conservation Fund.”
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Donald Miller, a 2012 Biology graduate, won the Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein Fellow award, reserved for the outstanding applicant in the Northeastern U.S.
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It was standing-room only in the HUB Susquehanna Room as we gathered to celebrate the 2012 Biology graduates!
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Larry Kenney, IUP Biology alumnus and former president of the American College of Sports Medicine, was honored at IUP’s first annual Exercise Science Symposium on April 13, 2012.
Posted on 5/9/2012 2:52:51 PM
Several undergraduate Biology students made award-winning presentations of their research at the 2012 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, held on April 14, 2012, at Slippery Rock University.
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Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for his project, “Monitoring the Response of Allegheny Woodrat Populations to Habitat Management Strategies in Pennsylvania.”
Posted on 5/4/2012 9:13:22 PM
Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21.
Posted on 4/25/2012 9:59:14 AM
Students can earn 4 credits per course and make progress in their upper-level biology classes by taking field biology courses at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.
Posted on 4/19/2012 2:06:22 PM
There will be an information session on the planned 2013 IUP summer travel course in southern Africa on Thursday, May 3, 2012. All are invited to attend.
Posted on 4/18/2012 9:59:47 AM
Please join the Department of Biology in congratulating Donald Miller and Hugo Villanueva, our 2012 Outstanding Student award winners!
Posted on 4/16/2012 11:53:30 AM
Numerous students and faculty gave presentations of their work, and a number of them received research awards or recognition.
Posted on 4/16/2012 11:03:06 AM
Jeff Larkin, Department of Biology, received external funding award in the amount of $133,800 from the American Bird Conservancy/National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for his project, "Developing quality Early Successional Habitat for Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock".
Posted on 4/13/2012 11:42:26 AM
Jeff Larkin and Marja Bakermans, Department of Biology, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service for their project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management Associated With the NRCS Golden-Winged Warbler Initiative.”
Posted on 4/13/2012 11:12:59 AM
Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, was invited to be a speaker at Pennsylvania State University’s Goddard Forum, Oil and Gas Development Impacts on Forested Ecosystems: Research and Management Challenges.
Posted on 4/13/2012 10:57:29 AM
Students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Biology gathered at the College Lodge on a delightful evening for our Spring 2012 picnic.
Posted on 4/4/2012 8:29:50 PM
As part of the ongoing National Science Foundation-funded renovation of Weyandt Hall research spaces, new HVAC equipment recently was installed on the roof of Weyandt Hall.
Posted on 4/4/2012 6:39:49 AM
Tim Nuttle of the IUP Department of Biology received the funds to support undergraduate research as part of his forest ecology research project.
Posted on 3/24/2012 3:13:03 PM
The student Biology Club is selling t-shirts. Order yours now!
Posted on 2/19/2012 6:40:13 AM
The first phase of a National Science Foundation-funded renovation of Weyandt Hall research facilities has begun.
Posted on 1/24/2012 11:45:44 AM
The Department of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time, permanent faculty position. We seek a broadly-trained individual with a record of interdisciplinary achievement to begin August 2012.
Posted on 12/9/2011 6:52:35 AM
Dr. Donghun Shin of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine gave a seminar to the Department of Biology in which he described his efforts to understand liver regeneration.
Posted on 11/18/2011 7:14:04 PM
Visiting speaker Dr. Nancyn Trun gave the Department of Biology an overview of her methods to integrate service-based learning into undergraduate biology classroom exercises.
Posted on 11/12/2011 6:28:24 AM
At the 2011 Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees annual conference, Vida Irani, IUP Department of Biology, presented immunological research conducted collaboratively with two of her students.
Posted on 10/22/2011 6:26:32 PM
Donald Miller, a senior Biology pre-med major, won two awards for research proposals in physiology and neuroscience.
Posted on 10/21/2011 6:24:53 AM
Students in Dr. Tim Nuttle’s Botany class (BIOL 210) got their hands dirty helping set up an experiment to study the effectiveness of different plant mixtures in performing green roof functions like storm water retention and heat load reduction.
Posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:33 PM
The Biology Department sponsored a three-week study-abroad class in South Africa and Swaziland from July 14 through August 5, 2011.
Posted on 9/15/2011 12:58:49 PM
On the evening of August 30, 2011, the Biology faculty hosted new Biology undergraduate students in a “Biosafari,” an information scavenger hunt designed to introduce the students to the faculty and to each other.
Posted on 9/3/2011 8:51:47 PM
In July, the National Science Teachers Association welcomed Thomas Lord, of the IUP Department of Biology, onto its board of directors.
Posted on 9/1/2011 8:40:44 AM
Thomas Lord and Holly Travis, IUP Biology Department, recently had their second book released: Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities.
Posted on 6/13/2011 10:23:53 AM
Six students from IUP’s Department of Biology participated in the annual meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University of Biologists on April 16, 2011.
Posted on 4/22/2011 9:32:02 AM
The Biology Department is planning a study abroad class in South Africa during Summer Session 2, 2011. This is a twenty-one-day tour, with many opportunities to observe wildlife and become acquainted with a diverse and multicultural country that combines elements of the East, the West, and the Third World.
Posted on 11/1/2010 9:59:41 AM
Dr. Holly Travis from the Biology Department presented “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers and Elementary School Students in the Forestry Reclamation Approach through Earthworm Inoculation” at the 2010 Joint Mining Reclamation Conference.
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Biology graduate student Laura Wheatall won the first-place Graduate Student Award at the the fifth annual IUP Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program.
Posted on 4/20/2010 3:58:52 PM
Biology undergraduate students Joseph M. Rocco and Donald A. Miller won awards at the annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists meeting, hosted by East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, April 16–18, 2010.
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Three graduate students in the Master’s of Science in Biology program received research grant awards from the IUP School of Graduate School and Research.
Posted on 2/22/2010 8:56:19 PM
Dr. Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a grant from the United States Forest Service for his project “Restoring Forests Using the Forest Reclamation Approach on Surface Coal Mines in Western Pennsylvania.”
Posted on 2/22/2010 8:28:21 PM
Several questions posed by IUP virology students during a podcast aired by This Week in Virology were read and commented on by the host, Dr. Vincent Racaniello, who is an expert of molecular biology of poliovirus.
Posted on 2/22/2010 8:06:48 PM
Dr. Tim Nuttle of the Biology Department was selected by Dean Zanich as this year's Outstanding Researcher in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A reception will be held November 4, 2009.
Posted on 10/15/2009 10:05:53 AM
Dr. Jeffery Larkin and Dr. Joseph Duchamp received an external award from the Pennsylvania Game Commission in the amount of $459,776 for their project “White Nose Syndrome: Multi-state Coordination, Investigation, and Rapid Response to an Emerging Wildlife Threat.”
Posted on 10/9/2009 3:21:05 PM
Drs. Jeffery Larkin and Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, were interviewed recently for a radio series on Pennsylvania’s endangered and threatened wildlife.
Posted on 9/25/2009 4:21:06 PM
Dr. Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, and two of his graduate students, Hance Ellington and Sean Gess, were invited to present their research on Pennsylvania fishers at the fifth International Martes Symposium.
Posted on 9/25/2009 4:10:16 PM
Four Biology students received six awards at the 2009 Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on April 7 at IUP.
Posted on 4/10/2009 4:14:53 PM
Ten graduate students working with Dr. Jeff Larkin from the Department of Biology presented their research at the 2009 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society in State College on March 28. Dylan Schneider was named Best Student Paper and Lindsey Heffernan, and Hance Ellington each were named runners-up for Best Student Paper.
Posted on 3/31/2009 7:16:49 PM
Dr. Jeff Larkin was recently awarded a $60,000 grant to continue his research on “Golden-winged Warbler Response to Habitat Manipulation in Pennsylvania.”
Posted on 3/20/2009 4:52:44 PM
Two M.S. in Biology graduate students and eight Biology Honors Program undergraduate students received research awards from the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Posted on 3/20/2009 3:59:13 PM
Dr. Holly Travis, a faculty member in the Biology department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was named 2008 Educator of the Year at the annual meeting of the Armstrong Conservation District on March 13, 2009. Travis was recognized for her work in several environmental education activities in the area.
Posted on 3/14/2009 11:04:49 AM
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