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Biology News Archive 2014-15

Ruth Beck
Tribute to Ruth Beck

The birds have lost a great friend. Ruth Beck, Emeritus Professor of Biology at William & Mary, passed away suddenly last week at 72.

Mary Seward
Biology students awarded for presentations

Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.

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Awards and Nobel Laureate at Devo Conference

It’s not every day that William and Mary undergraduates get an opportunity to chat about their research with a Noble Laureate, but that is exactly what happened at Princeton last weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Developmental Biology meeting

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Two for Tenure

Allen and Leu promoted with tenure!

Kimi Zamuda '16
What We Did Last Summer

Undergraduate students share their summer research experiences

Twist Around The Gut
Zoological Film Festival

Check out these videos submitted to Jon Allen's Bio 302 class.

Sonic Nets: a safe, humane way to shoo hungry birds

Hinders, professor of applied science, and John Swaddle, professor of biology, are the core members of the Sonic Nets collaboration at William & Mary. The idea is to produce an effective, non-lethal bird deterrent, a solution to an age-old problem that is affordable, polite and does not rely on a steady supply of irritable dachshunds.

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Back to Biology - Homecoming 2014

“It’s all very fascinating to see what people are working on and see how that fits into my work.” - Harry Haverkos, father of Katie (neé Haverkos) Clark ’03.

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Working While Walking

Dr. Paul Heideman recently installed a treadmill in his office.

Search underway to find missing alumnus

William & Mary alumnus Cody Dial ’09 recently went missing in Costa Rica, and fellow Tribe alumni are helping with the effort to find him.

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An Odd Coincidence!

New faculty members’ offices on same hall at Duke, now at W&M.

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Undergraduates embark on summer 'ZENternships'

Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.