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David Taylor helps local first responders recognize plants to avoid8th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Whether chasing a suspect or rescuing a hiker with a broken leg, first responders from law enforcement and other agencies frequently find themselves off the beaten track, in woods, marshes, swamps and other unpaved ecosystems. It occurred to Anna Ries that they might need to know what plants are out …

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Namibia is latest adventure for Field Biology24th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Giraffes. Cobras. Rhinos. Scorpions. No Wi-Fi. Worms for dinner. Welcome to Namibia! This past spring, Field Biology students joined Drs. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology and Beth Rueschhoff, assistant professor of biology, on a journey to this nation of natural wonders in southwestern Africa. Namibia is situated between South …

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IU Southeast herbarium an important player in fight against invasive species3rd April 2017

By Steven Krolak Tucked away behind an unassuming door in a hallway of the Life Sciences building is the IU Southeast herbarium, a collection of nearly 8,500 dried plant specimens from the university’s five-county service region. The collection is eclectic. It was begun in the early 1970s by Dr. Richard Maxwell when IU Southeast was …

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Faculty Innovators: David Taylor28th November 2016

David Taylor Professor of Biology School of Natural Sciences                 By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Back in the spring of 1996, a post-doctoral candidate in plant development named Doug Darnowski found himself marooned in a departure lounge at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, waiting for a thunderstorm to pass …

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Internship Focus: Leah Holsclaw at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner13th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Leah Holsclaw, a junior majoring in criminal justice, has interned as a forensic autopsy technician’s assistant in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in Louisville, Ky. The internship provided Holsclaw with a sometimes jolting yet always fascinating introduction to the real world of forensic …

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IU Southeast grads view academic futures18th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast graduates from all disciplines are moving on. Many are finding their way into careers, while others are poised to pursue graduate degrees. And some of these students have already been accepted to academic programs, including those at IU Southeast. We are proud to share news of some of …

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Student Research Focus: Morgan Heldt-Davis investigates population genetics and natural selection in moths18th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Morgan Heldt-Davis, a senior Honors student in biology from Francisco, Ind., can pinpoint the day her academic journey began. “I was the kind of kid who would run around outside and pick up things,” she recalled. “My grandfather was a coal miner, and one day I told him that I …

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Field Biology program celebrating visiting 20 countries in 20 years2nd March 2016

By Kristin Kennedy NEW ALBANY, Ind. — As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial and IU Southeast observes its 75th anniversary, the IU Southeast Field Biology program is celebrating a significant milestone of its own. The Field Biology program has enabled students to explore more than 20 countries on four continents and two oceanic areas, all within 20 …

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Student Research Focus: Drew Gukeisen discovers and visualizes new virus24th February 2016

By Steven Krolak—NEW ALBANY, Ind. Everyone is driven by something. Drew Gukeisen is driven by the desire to discover something new to science. And he has done just that. Gukeisen has identified a virus named OHR. OHR is a bacteriophage (“phage” for short), a type of virus that invades bacteria, in this case a bacteria …

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Medical coding program anchors IU Southeast partnership with Norton Healthcare11th February 2016

By Steven Krolak Medical coding is booming. And with it, the demand for expert coders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the projected growth rate of this occupation above all others, at 22% through 2020. With the rapid expansion of the health care industry and the implementation of new coding protocols, systematic training has become …

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