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Alpha Epsilon Delta elects officers

At their April 18th meeting, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the premedical honor society, elected officers for the 2016-2017 academic year. The new officers are: President: Kara Lane Nowell; Vice-President: Sara Barrett; Secretary-Treasurer: Dana Rico; Historian: Christin Manor

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Alpha Epsilon Delta initiates 12 new pre-health majors

At their April 18th meeting, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the premedical honor society, initiated 12 new members for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Former biology professor donates biology/medical bibliography

Former DSU biology professor, Dr. James Steen, donated his 20-year project, “A Selected Chronological Bibliography of Biology and Medicine to the University” The four-volume bibliography celebrates the authors and laboratory technicians who are responsible for the great labor of discovery in the fields of biology and medicine.

Dr. Steen taught in the Department of Biological Sciences for 30 years.

The university will now house the hardcover copies. The bibliography is also available online

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Sciences receive scanning electron microscope

SEM installation

Students and faculty in the sciences will soon be better equipped to engage in diverse scientific research in biology, chemistry, and environmental science thanks to the acquisition of a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), attained with funding through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Nina Baghai-Riding, as principle investigator on the grant, worked closely with the Office of Institutional Grants to secure the grant. A number of the scienc facutly collaborated in the grant proposal including: Dr. John Tiftickjian, Dr. Barry Campbell, Dr. Charles Smithhart, Dr. Jira Katembe, and Dr. Séverine Groh.

The instrument will be used for various research projects and in the classroom in courses such as anatomy and physiology, parasitology, plant anatomy, environmental chemistry, cell biology, and plant systematics.

The SEM magnifies images up to 300,000 times normal size, well beyond the capability of ordinary light microscopes and can also be used for x-ray analysis of samples to determine there elemental composition.

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