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Lab exercise developed by biology professor and alumna published

Monday, January 18, 2021

A teaching lab activity developed by Westminster College Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Diana Ortiz and Tia Kowalo, a 2019 alumna, was recently published in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE), a peer reviewed publication of ecological educational materials by the Ecological Society of America.

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Biology professor to deliver 2020 Henderson Lecture

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Karen Resendes, Westminster College associate professor of biology, will present the 2020-2021 Henderson Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Franco Rodriguez '21
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Meet Kara Kutsch, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. During Kara’s fellowship, she examined what impact the removal of European starlings from American kestrel nest boxes would have. The senior biology major and secondary education minor from Home, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and the Lambda Sigma Honor Society. Her project, “Measuring the Effect of European Starling Removal on American Kestrel Nest Box Use,” was mentored by Dr. Kerri Duerr, associate professor of biology.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Meet Emily Cornman, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. Emily, a senior biology and sociology major from Templeton, Pennsylvania, is passionate about clean water education and helping people live healthier lives. The summer fellowship has enabled Emily to gather data for her project, “Evaluating Wine to Water: Ceramic Silver-impregnated Pot and Candle Filters as a Sustainable Solution for the Global Water Crisis,” which examines three different types of household water filtration systems used in developing countries. Emily was mentored by Dr. Joseph Balczon, associate professor of biology.

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Westminster faculty member elected to national council on student research

Friday, July 17, 2020

A Westminster College faculty member has been elected to a three-year term as a council representative on the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Executive Board, a dedicated group of professionals with expertise in higher education and undergraduate research who are charged with leading the organization and shaping its strategic priorities.

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Westminster’s Drinko Center selects 2020 Summer Research Fellows

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ten Westminster College student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2020 Summer Research Fellows by the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Resendes honored with 2020 Henderson Lectureship Award

Friday, March 27, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Dr. Karen Resendes, Westminster College associate professor of biology, has earned the 2020 Henderson Lectureship Award.

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Listen to Titan Radio podcast about understanding the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020

Tune in to the latest episode of Titan Radio's podcast on Soundcloud. In this episode, Titan Radio's Dr. B sits down with Dr. Diana Ortiz, associate professor of biology at Westminster, to talk about understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. Her expertise in epidemiology and infectious diseases helps us know how viruses thrive and adapt.

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