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Dr. Diana Ortiz to Speak at Café Scientifique on Monday, June 5

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dr. Diana Ortiz, assistant professor of biology, is guest speaking at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh as part of the Café Scientifique series on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to adults. Food and drink will be available for purchase and parking is available for $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Westminster Student and Faculty Members Honored at Audubon Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.

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Westminster Students and Faculty Present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eight Westminster students attended and presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis in Tennessee the weekend of April 6-8th. The students all received funding from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to attend the conference.

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Biology Professor and Student Present Research at Ornithological Conference in Florida

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dr. Kerri Cornell Duerr and Rebecca Zdilla '17 recently attended the Wilson Ornithological Society conference at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Duerr and Zdilla coauthored and presented a poster presentation entitled “Habitat use by American Kestrels and European Starlings in west-central Pennsylvania”.

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WC Students, Alumni and Professor Travel to the Dominican Republic for Research and Mission Work

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Several Westminster students, alumni and Dr. Joel Postema, associate professor of Spanish, recently traveled to Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic to volunteer during a mission partnership between Presbyterian congregations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and the Iglesia Evangélica Dominicana in Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic.

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Resendes and Westminster Students Publish Cancer Biology Research in Apoptosis

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dr. Karen K. Resendes, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the molecular biology program, and a team of eight past and present Westminster College biology and molecular biology majors have published their cancer biology research entitled “5-Flurouracil disrupts nuclear export and nuclear pore permeability in a calcium dependent manner" in the journal Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death.

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Professor Elected Vice Chair for the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Associate professor of biology and co-director of the Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research, Dr. Karen K. Resendes, was recently elected Vice Chair/Chair Elect for the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

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Westminster College Professor Published in Journal of College Science Teaching

Friday, November 18, 2016

Westminster College biology professor Dr. Katherine Robertson’s article, “An Authentic Research Experience on a Budget: Using Data from Simple Experiments to Develop Mini Research Proposals,” will be published in the November issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching

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Westminster College Biology Faculty Publish Article on Integrating Research into the Curriculum

Monday, October 3, 2016

Westminster biology faculty Dr. Karen Resendes, Dr. Joseph Balczon, Dr. Joshua Corrette-Bennett, Dr. Kerri Cornell Duerr and Dr. Katherine Robertson published “Integrating Research Across Biology to Strengthen Senior Capstone Research” in CURQ, the online version of Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.

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