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Biology Department Newsletter – Fall 2018

We wanted to share some of the highlights of the Fall 2018 semester with you–including our first Biology Department Homecoming event!

Dr. Christine Salomon seminar: co-presented by the Departments of Chemistry and Biology

On Friday, November 2, 2018, at 1 pm, in Sullivan Science Building 101, Dr. Christine Salomon from the Center for Drug Design – University of Minnesota will be hosted by the Chemistry and Biology Departments. She will be speaking about white nose syndrome in bats. Refreshments will follow immediately after the seminar.

Biology Department Newsletter – Spring 2018

We have had a busy semester, and we are excited to share just some of the highlights with you!

UNCG Research magazine feature on the wetlands

The Spring 2019 edition of UNCG Research magazine features the wetlands and some of the research taking place there. You can read…

John Z. Kiss

Fox 8 story on the Kiss Lab

This news story aired on Fox 8 on 4 December 2018–here is the clip and the article. Please check it out; great…

John Z. Kiss

Dean John Kiss interviewed for Nature

Dean Kiss was interviewed for Nature in an article about a Chinese experiment to be launched soon. You can find the article here.

Dr. Ramji Bhandari in UNCG Research magazine

Dr. Bhandari was featured in the UNCG Research magazine for his novel work with plastics and medaka fish. Read the article here.

3 Minute Thesis competition

We are excited to announce that two of our Ph.D. students, Rada Petric and Yener Ulus, have advanced to the finals of…

Alumni Stories

Jenessa Gjeltema

Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM is currently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary…

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Peabody Park Fall 2018 Ivy Pull

Enjoy a couple of hours outdoors, and relieve late-semester stress. Sponsored by UNCG Peabody Park Preservation Committee and Office of Sustainability. This fall, we will focus on removing invasives from around the stone marker that commemorates the first class of “bachelors” graduating from UNCG.  

NOTE: the date has changed–Please join us on Friday, 16 November 2018, from 1-3 pm. Meeting place: the College Avenue end of the Peabody Park Bridge.

For more information: Ivy Pull Announcement Fall 2018

Fall Triad Tech Savvy event on 20 October for 8th and 9th grade girls

For more information, please see the Triad Tech Savvy flyer.

This event will be held from 8-3:30 in Petty Building on 20 October. There will be free parking in the McIver deck.

Registration closes on 30 September!

Science Everywhere 2018

Come celebrate science with UNCG’s Science Everywhere program on 21 April 2018 from 12-4 pm! Need more information? Please see and UNCG Science Everywhere 2018! Free parking in all parking decks on 21 April 2018!

Peabody Park Spring 2018 Ivy Pull

The UNCG Peabody Park Preservation Committee and Office of Sustainability sponsor the Peabody Park Ivy Pulls to remove trash and continue restoring Peabody Park woods, while enjoying a couple of hours outdoors. Please join us on Friday, 6 April 2018, from 1-3 pm in our new meeting place beside the basketball courts in the Peabody Park recreation area. Read more and see map!

Spring 2018 Biology Departmental Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Graduation is just around the corner, and ßßß (the Biological Honor Society) and the Faculty and Staff of the Department are currently planning the Biology Departmental graduation ceremony.  The departmental ceremony will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 3rd, in the UNCG Auditorium, at 10:00 AM, with refreshments and social time to follow in the Sullivan 1st floor lobby.  Parking will free on campus for the day, including surface lots and parking decks.

Please click the Commencement Letter 2018 public for more information about graduation!

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New Employment Opportunities

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New Core Requirements for Biology Majors

Please click here for the list of new requirements for Biology majors. This list applies to ALL current Biology majors.

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