Accomplishments: School of Life Sciences

December 1, 2013
Lawrence Walker (Life Sciences), along with colleague and former student Aaron Shiels, '02 MS Ecology, won the 2013 Society of Biology Award for best postgraduate textbook for their recent book, Landslide Ecology (Cambridge University Press).
August 1, 2013
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment), Gregory Schraw (Education), David James (Academic Programs), Barbara Brents (Sociology), Kyle Kaalberg (Teaching and Learning), Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology), Penny Amy (Biology), and Ann Cammett (Law) recently published an article in Assessment Update, a publication that is widely read by assessment audiences both nationally and internationally. The article shows how formative assessment can positively impact end-of-course evaluations for instructors...
August 1, 2013
Penny Amy and Diane Yost (both Life Sciences) had their work featured in the May issue of Microbe Magazine, the official newsletter of the American Microbiology Society. The article, "Pitting Microbes Against One Another," talks about how investigators are testing whether other microbes can help hold pathogens in check to quell infectious disease. The story discusses how viruses help control bacterial American foulbrood disease (AFD) in honeybees. AFD is an economically devastating disease...
July 1, 2013
Kevin Kemner (Architecture), Jenifer Utz (Life Sciences), Louis Kavouras (Dance), Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment), and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) recently made a presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Higher Learning Education's annual Assessment Conference in Lexington, Ky. The presentation demonstrated how a series of workshops on academic assessment conducted by Bubb and Couzens helped Kenner, Utz, Kavouras, and their colleagues further develop their approaches to...