Posted on May 15, 2013
Learn the stories behind the student submissions for the fifth annual Robert Savage Biological Image of the Year Award, named for the College's first professor of cell biology.
by Erin Kelly | Posted on April 29, 2013
Ammerman, a biology major from Cincinnati, Ohio, was recognized for serving as a "vital resource for environmental awareness and justice."
by Erin Kelly | Posted on April 23, 2013
Chester, a neuroscience and religion major from Alfred, N.Y., produced an educational video now used by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on the benefits of vaccines.
Posted on April 2, 2013
Every summer, Vollmer, professor of biology, invites Swarthmore faculty members and administrators to spend a few days working in her lab. Philip Jefferson, Centennial Professor of Economics, and Cheryl Grood, associate professor of mathematics, volunteered to be the first guinea pigs, in 2005. They were followed in 2007 by Barbara Milewski, associate professor of music, and Bruce Maxwell '80, formerly of the engineering department. In 2011, Professor of History Tim Burke donned the lab coat. And in 2012, Leslie Hempling and Melissa Mandos of the dean's office proved that administrators can cultivate bacteria, too.
Posted on March 21, 2013
We would like to see your favorite biological images!
If you have taken pictures/video as part of laboratory or field work, or in your treks around campus or other parts of the world, submit your best shots by 9:00 a.m. on April 22.
Posted on March 1, 2013
Professor of Biology Sara Hiebert Burch speaks on the science and relevance of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its publication.
by Camila Ryder '13 | Posted on February 15, 2013
Roxanne Morris '15 (left) and Ariel Parker '15 showcased their findings on the universal stress protein in E. coli at one of the largest conferences for research in biomedical and behavioral science.
by Camila Ryder '13 | Posted on February 11, 2013
Yin Guan '13 is one of the students who recently interned in public schools in New York City and Boston, assisting teachers and tutoring students one-on-one.
by Erin Kelly | Posted on January 30, 2013
Lyson, who was in 5th grade when he discovered his first dinosaur, now studies the evolution of turtles at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
by Mariam Zakhary '13 | Posted on December 10, 2012
After helping Denver become the nation's first solar friendly community, Jessica Scott '00 (left) and Rebecca Cantwell '75 found they shared a Swarthmore connection.
Posted on November 26, 2012
Christiana Figueres '79 is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is also the founder of the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas and received the Hero for the Planet award from National Geographic in 2001.
by Lorand Laskai '13 | Posted on October 15, 2012
Kogekar's award from the American Society for Microbiology will allow her to continue her research on the degrading properties of bacteria.
by Celina De León | Posted on October 3, 2012
Organized by biologist Amy Cheng Vollmer, this new monthly lecture series is intended for individuals with no formal science background.
By Sera Jeong '14 | Posted on August 22, 2012
Gonzalez's research this summer on the sexual interaction of fruit flies is part of an ongoing study of their courtship behavior and memory.
Posted on July 3, 2012
Laurie Raegan '79 discusses the shortcomings of modern medicine, offering the confucian therapy system of Wang Fengyi as an alternative that treats the causes of sickness instead of the symptoms.