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News: August 2012

Townsend Leads International Team Investigating Honduran Cloud Forest Biodiversity, Publishes Two Studies

Biology professor Josiah Townsend and colleagues recently published two papers detailing their work in the reptilian communities of Honduras, including the disovery of a biodiversity hotspot and two new species of pitviper.

Posted on 8/30/2012 10:06:52 AM

Three Biology Department Chairs Reminisce and Celebrate

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

Confocal Fluorescence Microscope Purchased With National Science Foundation Award

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

Secondary Science Education Programs Receive NCATE Accreditation

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

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