Author Archives: Anne M. Royer Ph.D.

SynAPSE brings science-in-action to local Elementary

On October 19th, a group of 12 Biology students and two faculty visited a local elementary school (McNichols Plaza) to give a program about the nervous system and their senses to the 4th graders. These fantastic hands-on activities get the … Continue reading

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Biology Seminar Series

The monthly departmental seminar series is up and running again, with a new speaker coming at the end of each month. Everyone is welcome – including faculty and students from every part of the University. We’re halfway through the speakers … Continue reading

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Alumni spotlight: Jonathan Nicklas ’18

Recent  grad Jonathan Nicklas (Biology and Philosophy, 2018) is now a Fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Highlights from his responses to our questions are below. What do you miss about … Continue reading

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Teaching fellowship for Masters starting 2019

Are you interested in becoming a high school teacher in science, math, and/or technology? The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship can help! This program gives substantial financial, mentoring, and peer support through the process of getting a degree, followed by a … Continue reading

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Biology Faculty BLITZ Lackawanna State Park

Six members of the Biology Department took part in a BioBlitz (an event celebrating biodiversity by identifying as many living things as possible in a delimited space and time) at Lackawanna State Park on August 23-24. Professional and amature naturalists … Continue reading

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Introducing the Royal Scholars program

Last spring, a group headed by Biology faculty member Dr. Janice Voltzow was awarded a $645,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s program for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) to provide support to local students with demonstrated … Continue reading

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Summer Research in the Biology Department

In June, the rhythms of daily life at the Loyola Science Center shift. The building gets quieter, fewer classes are taught… but there is still a lot happening here. Much of the action moves into the labs, where faculty and … Continue reading

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Effects of Fire on Reptiles and Amphibians

A new paper just came out from Dr. Chris Howey‘s lab. The work focuses on how prescribed fires (in many cases, necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems) affect the reptiles and amphibians living within those landscapes. Prescribed fires are man-made burns … Continue reading

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