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Alumnus Makes His Mark on Medical School

Most would agree that Dillon Warr ’16 left his mark on Susquehanna. He was valedictorian of his class and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Now, just a year after graduating, Warr is making his mark on medical school.

Freshman Earns Scholarship to Fulbright Summer Institute

Biology and Spanish double major Kara Eckert, of Boalsburg, Pa., has been selected to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Class of 2017 is Ready to Launch

From working as a theatre stage manager to teaching English in Germany to attending graduate school in Austria, Susquehanna University’s 2017 graduates are going places.

Physics Course Encourages Ingenuity, Creativity

Samya Zain teaches the freshman physics course Independent Thought and Explorations, in which students have to find their own solutions to the problems. Ingenuity and creativity are required.

Lecturer to Explain Benefits of Plant-centric Diet

Brent Kim of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present the benefits of a plant-centric diet on Wednesday, April 12. The lecture will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Faylor Lecture Hall in Fisher Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Alumni-Student Partnerships Key to Future Success

Students, especially graduating seniors, know the job market is competitive. That’s why they appreciate getting a helping hand from Susquehanna alumni who care about their success.

Is Diet Soda Making Me Gain Weight?

For many trying to lose weight, one of the first steps in the process is eliminating sugar and replacing it with calorie-free alternatives. But new research from Tom Peeler, professor of biology at Susquehanna University, finds that consumption of certain types of artificial sweeteners may, over time, cause us to actually gain weight.

Junior Wins Award for Spider Research

A junior biology major was honored recently at the 11th annual River Symposium for her research presentation on mercury levels in spiders.

Students Score in 99th Percentile on MCAT

Several Susquehanna University students scored in the 99th percentile on the Medical College Admission Test, positioning them excellently for admission to medical school.

Fog Lifts the Curtain on Air Quality

Although it might be a nuisance to drive through, fog, as it turns out, can be a helpful tool when determining what exactly is in the air we breathe.

Latin American Speaker Brings the Topic of Agroecology to Blough-Weis Library

Marlen Sánchez, national coordinator of agroecology for the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC), will present the lecture Agro-Ecology, Food Sovereignty & Social Justice, starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in Room 104 of Susquehanna University’s Blough-Weis Library. The lecture will be presented in Spanish with translation, and a Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Accomplished Alumnus Presents Claritas Lecture in the Sciences

Robert Pickart, a 1981 graduate of Susquehanna University who went on to become a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, will present the 2016 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The event is free and open to the public.

Encouraging Women to Enter Careers in STEM

Four female members of the facuty participated in a panel discussion in front of a room full of Susquehanna University students ready to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Grant Funds River Conservation Work

A National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant will support a new position that will work to engage partners, including university faculty and students, in a major restoration and conservation initiative.