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IU Southeast biology students to participate in SEA PHAGES program7th December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast biology students will now benefit from membership in a national research community. That community is called SEA-PHAGES, which is short for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science. It is jointly administered by a research team at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical …

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Sustainability grad Brandi Roads ’20 helps put Clarksville in the shade21st October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Clarksville is hot. With its preponderance of built-up areas, including shopping malls, streets, interstate freeways and parking lots, the city is 4.8 degrees F hotter in the summer than it should be–a textbook heat island. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heat islands are defined as areas where …

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Sustainability student Kaycee Ranney helps solve Florida mystery7th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A tuft of fur. A wooden hand-rail, clawed and splintered. A request for help in identifying a mysterious predator. Sounds like a reboot of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” but in fact these are the pieces of a real-life puzzle solved by Kaycee Ranney, a senior from Louisville majoring in …

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Jeannine Barr ’20 awarded certificate of special achievement by Botanical Society of America12th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jeannine Barr, a graduating senior from Lanesville, Indiana majoring in biology with minors in plant science and chemistry, has received a Young Botanist Award, Certificate of Special Achievement from the Botanical Society of America (BSA). Barr is one of 16 students nationally and the first from IU Southeast to receive …

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Omar Attum wins Fulbright Specialist Award6th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has won a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over two weeks in the summer of 2020, Attum will complete a project at the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan that aims to exchange knowledge …

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Faculty Innovator: Kent Edmonds6th December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It’s urinalysis day in the Physiology 215 Lab, taught by Professor of Biology Dr. Kent Edmonds. Over the course of the two-hour lab, students consume specified amounts of water, saline and bicarbonate solutions, and then, every half hour, collect their own personal urine specimen in the nearby restroom. They subject …

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Omar Attum finds endangered species thriving in the ruins of ancient empires18th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has made a name for himself in the field of conservation biology through his publications and photographs. Through his teaching and leadership of field biology trips, he has also opened the eyes of IU Southeast students to the wonders of regions not normally …

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IU Southeast freshmen receive full-ride scholarships for new baccaclaureate/doctor of medicine degree program17th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Incoming freshmen Taylor Ingle of Aurora, Ind. and Maura Van Deventer of Columbus, Ind., have been awarded scholarships for the new IU baccalaureate/doctor of medicine program. For the next four years, their tuition and residence expenses at IU Southeast are fully funded, and if they meet the high standards of …

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