Biology Department News
Junior Sarah Morton will head to the Summer Institute for Biostatistics at Boston University for a six-week educational experience.
Dr. Theresa Westbay was recently named the interim dean of the St. John Fisher College School of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
The 7th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology will take place on Wednesday, February 18, and will feature Dr. Heather Lindstrom, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the University of Buffalo as the guest speaker. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is biology major Vincent Marino. He was nominated by Dr. Kristin Picardo, Associate Professor of Biology.
Two biology graduates from the Class of 2014 will have their research published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence
As part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Coexistence Dinner on Monday, January 19, St. John Fisher College announced the 2014-2015 recipients of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship. Ms. Nicola Boroughs of Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, presented Niecy Cameron ’15 and Lindsey Michaud ’17 each with a $500 scholarship in recognition of their involvement in Fisher clubs and organizations whose programs reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.
Dr. Greg Cunningham, Associate Professor of Biology, will be spending the next three months researching king penguins in the Sub-antarctic.
Two St. John Fisher College students received scholarships at the Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) Dante Scholarship Awards Dinner on November 1 at Midvale Country Club.
The second lecture in the First Friday Lecture Series, which is focused on a sustainability theme this fall, will feature Dr. Michael L. Boller, Associate Professor of Biology and Sustainability Program Director. Boller will present, “Sustaining a College: Teaching and Practicing Sustainability at Fisher.” The lecture will take place on Friday, November 7, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room at 10:00 a.m., and will include a 9:00 a.m. mass followed by breakfast.
Freshman biology major Brian Tran, a graduate of Greece Arcadia High School, is St. John Fisher College’s third Farash Scholar, chosen by the Max and Marian Farah Charitable Foundation earlier this year. As a Farash Scholar, Tran will graduate from Fisher debt-free, and participate in community service at local non-profit organizations throughout his college career.