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Fisher’s S-STEM Team Shares Class-Based Mindfulness Practices at Conference Logo: Association of College and University Biology Educators

10/25/2020 - On Sunday, Oct. 25, faculty members on St. John Fisher College’s National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant team presented an 80-minute workshop as part of the 64th annual Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) virtual meeting.

Summer Research Fellows Pair Up to Study Treatments for Obesity Two hands hold a slide under a microscope.

10/19/2020 - Joseph Current and Caden Jensen spent their summers conducting research to confirm the obesogenic effects of BPS, a substitute for BPA in plastic and food containers, and determining if the antiobesogenic properties of natural compounds can be used to rescue zebrafish from these effects.

Fisher Alumnus Contributes to TIME’S UP Now Report on Bias in Media Coverage Evren Durmaz ’18

10/18/2020 - Earlier this fall, TIME’S UP Now commissioned Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) to analyze media coverage of the announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and compare it to announcements of candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine in 2016.

Summer Research Fellow Studies Economic Decisions by States Amid Pandemic Jacob Vinch gives a thumbs up while sitting at his laptop in his living room.

10/12/2020 - Senior Jacob Vinch, economics major with minors in mathematics and finance, spent his summer conducting research with Dr. Ben Niu, associate professor in the Economics Department, examining the factors that influenced the decisions to enact the state-wide stay-at-home orders as a response to COVID-19.

Annual Reading Series Features Author Sejal Shah Author Sejal Shah. Photo credit - Preston Merchant.

10/08/2020 - This fall’s Cavanaugh Reading Series, hosted by the St. John Fisher College English Department, will feature author Sejal Shah.

PRIMA Hosts Diversity and Inclusion Panel Annette Ramos, Erin Barry, and Jessica Lewis will serve as panelist for the discussion.

10/06/2020 - The PRIMA Group, St. John Fisher College’s student-run integrated advertising, public relations, and marketing firm, will host a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Summer Fellow Studies Social Determinants of Health During COVID Emma Cottrell

10/05/2020 - This summer, Emma Cottrell, a psychology major with minors in chemistry and biology, researched the racial disparities of COVID-19 through the lens of the social determinants of health.

Fisher to Expand Support for Students in STEM Fields Banners on a wall in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building showcases the many disciplines students can explore at Fisher.

09/28/2020 - St. John Fisher College will create a new student support program for underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged undergraduates studying STEM fields, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the New York State Education Department’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

Fisher Alumnus to Serve on Rochester City Council Miguel A. Meléndez, Jr. ’08

09/25/2020 - St. John Fisher College graduate Miguel A. Meléndez, Jr. ’08 was recently selected to serve as a Councilmember at Large on the Rochester City Council, filling a seat vacated in August. During a special session on Thursday, Sept. 24, he was formally named to the position and took his Oath of Office. He will serve until December 31, 2021, which coincides with the term for that seat.

New Platform Helps Fisher Students Register to Vote Logo: Fisher Votes

09/24/2020 - According to the Campus Vote Project, “young adults (ages 18-29) made up about 21 percent of the voting eligible population in 2014, but voter turnout for this demographic has reached record lows in recent years.”