Posts Tagged ‘science’


Prof. & Alum Co-Author Journal Article on Unique Science-Art Project

An article recapping a DePauw University project that merged science and art has been published in the journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) Biology. “Integrating Art and Science in Undergraduate Education” was authored by Daniel Gurnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw, Jacob K. Stanley, a 2005 DePauw graduate who served as a […]

Originally posted: March 5, 2013

Science and Ethics Intersect as Center for Science and the Common Good Opens at Ursinus College

Ursinus College has taken the bold step of creating a program with the goal of producing citizen-scientists who can confront the ethical implications of their work — scientists for the 21st Century with the expertise needed for research, but also the judgment to decide which scientific endeavors best advance the common good.

Originally posted: August 30, 2012

Prize-Winning Polar Bear Researcher Steven Amstrup at DePauw Sept. 30

Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears International and recipient of the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, will visit the campus of DePauw University on Sunday, September 30, for a public lecture. Dr. Amstrup, who is regarded as the most influential person working on polar bear conservation today, will speak at 3 p.m. in the ballroom […]

Originally posted: July 17, 2012

Are Forests about the Trees? Lewis & Clark Professor and Students Dig for Answers

By Oliver Baker for Lewis & Clark College Chronicle As a cold, gray rain fell in sheets, Laura Bogar CAS ’12 scraped through sand and gravel with her fingers alongside another student and Assistant Professor of Biology Peter Kennedy. Bogar’s thesis project called for her to sample young tendrils of root and soil around birch […]

Originally posted: February 22, 2012

Eckerd President op-ed: Primary purpose of education is learning how to learn

Floridians recently heard Governor Rick Scott say the state doesn’t need any more anthropologists; what the state needs is a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to generate jobs. There has been a lot of response to the Governor’s statement, not surprisingly from the national anthropology association, which points to how scientific the […]

Originally posted: November 9, 2011

Welding Art and Science

Take a moment and try to picture a protein. Having trouble? You’re not alone. Even powerful computers get caught up in their tangled shapes. But don’t worry; thanks to Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Daniel G. Gurnon, your protein picturing problems are soon a thing of the past. Inspired by the work of sculptor […]

Originally posted: November 2, 2011

Parachuting Frogs

What began as a joke resulted in a legitimate science experiment that involved more than 100 “parachuting” frogs. This summer three students are working with Biology Professor James “Jim” H. Benedix. Ashley M. Conard ’14, Stephen G. Hesterberg ’13 and Luke B. Miller ’14 admit they were pleased and surprised when their brainstorming session that […]

Originally posted: August 12, 2011

Research by Samuel Rund ’08 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Greencastle, Ind. — Samuel S.C. Rund, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is lead author of research published in the latest edition (August 9, 2011; vol. 108, no. 32) of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rund and four others contribute “Genome-wide profiling of diel and circadian gene expression in the malaria vector Anopheles […]

Originally posted: August 12, 2011

DePauw-Launched Balloon Reaches 8th Highest Altitude Ever

Greencastle, Ind. — It’s one for the record books for DePauw University’s Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (BASE) program, which brings together students from the university and nearby K-12 schools to design and build experiments with helium weather balloons. Saturday’s flight, the 67th in the program’s history, took place in Rantoul, Illinois. A helium-filled balloon carried […]

Originally posted: August 8, 2011

Astronaut Joe Allen ’59 Donates Out of This World Artifacts to DePauw

Greencastle, Ind. — “As Atlantis came home today on the final mission of the Shuttle Transportation System (STS) program, a number of artifacts have found their way back toDePauw University,” writes Eric Bernsee in today’s Banner-Graphic. “And when today’s landing effectively puts an end to the shuttle program, a noted DePauw alum will still have a lifetime […]

Originally posted: July 21, 2011

Lizard Fever

Greencastle, Ind. – This summer, Associate Professor of Biology Kevin S. Kinney is sharing his immunology lab with two student research assistants – and three-dozen lizard volunteers. Kinney and his students, Alicia L. Whitney ’13 and Ethan L. Hindsley ’14, are beginning to uncover how the nervous and immune systems interact in reptiles. Despite volumes […]

Originally posted: June 16, 2011

Eckerd Tops 2011 List of NOAA Hollings Scholars with Six Recipients

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that six Eckerd College students were selected as 2011 Hollings Scholars. With six recipients, Eckerd students won more Hollings scholarships than any other school in the nation, edging its total number of winners over a seven-year period to 39. Eckerd College’s 2011 Hollings Scholars are all sophomores […]

Originally posted: May 23, 2011

Bestselling Author Rebecca Skloot Shares Tale of “Immortal Life” with Overflow Ubben Lecture Crowd

YouTube Clip Greencastle, Ind. — [Download Video: “Science & Humanity” – 535kb] “It’s a fascinating glimpse at a science that’s moving faster than the regulations that govern it,” science writer Rebecca Skloot told a standing room only crowd at DePauw University tonight.  Skloot is the author of the bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, […]

Originally posted: September 9, 2010

Scientist J. Nichols ’89 Offers Observations from Oil Ravaged Gulf Coast

July 9, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — “I’ve spent my adult life working for the ocean, the endangered animals living in it, and the people who depend on it,” writes Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, in Santa Cruz Weekly. After an aerial tour of the oil ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi […]

Originally posted: July 9, 2010

What Lies Beneath

Greencastle, Ind. – To larger aquatic creatures, copepods are either food or something your food eats. Of the thousands of species of the tiny zooplankton — ranging from docile algae eaters, to vicious carnivores known to eat their own young — few grow to be much longer than the head of a nail. And Assistant […]

Originally posted: April 30, 2010