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Student Awarded Virginia Academy of Science Research Grant

  Tuesday, December 19, 2017
— Junior biology major John Christman is the recipient of an undergraduate research grant from the Virginia Academy of Science to further his research on genetic diversity in apples. According to Dr. Janet Steven, Associate Professor of Biology and ...

Laura Puaca Wins History of Science Society Prize

  Tuesday, November 21, 2017
— Dr. Laura M. Puaca, Associate Professor of History, has won the History of Science Society’s Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for her book, Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the ...

Dr. Laura Puaca Wins Publication Award From Disability History Association

  Monday, October 09, 2017
— The Disability History Association has selected Dr. Laura Micheletti Puaca for its Publication Award for Best Article / Book Chapter. Puaca's essay, “The Largest Occupational Group of All the Disabled: Homemakers with Disabilities and ...

Rachel Bitecofer To Publish New Book on 2016 Presidential Election

  Wednesday, October 04, 2017
— Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, lecturer in the Department of Political Science, has written The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election, which explains the 2016 presidential election through a strategic focus. Bitecofer specifically addresses ...

‘Life, Death and Everything in Between’

  Friday, September 08, 2017
— Dr. Ivan Rodden, Assistant Professor of English, presented an original play in July titled "Life, Death and Everything In-Between" featuring three Christopher Newport students. Rodden, whose creative work appears under the pseudonym Ivan Faute, ...

Darlene Mitrano Awarded Five-Year, $300K NIH Grant

  Friday, August 04, 2017
— Dr. Darlene Mitrano, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, is the recipient of a five-year, $309,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work on sleep disorders. The collaborative project also ...

Joshua Patterson Awarded $239K from National Science Foundation

  Monday, July 31, 2017
— Dr. Joshua Patterson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a three-year, $239,989 grant from the National Science Foundation Environmental Chemical Sciences Program. The grant will support a collaboration between Patterson and Dr. ...

Kathryn Cole Awarded Funding for Anticancer Drug Design

  Wednesday, July 05, 2017
— Dr. Kathryn Cole, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, was recently awarded funding from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for her research on anticancer drug design. Her work in structural biology is ...

Chemistry Major Wins American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  Monday, June 12, 2017
— Senior chemistry major Maggie McEwan is the winner of a $5,000 Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Chemical Society to support her work on chemical compounds produced by organisms that can be used to treat human infections and ...

Alaskan Adventures

  Monday, June 05, 2017
— Last summer, Chenoa Payne and I traveled to Seward, Alaska to work and gather data for my master’s thesis. We worked at the Alaska SeaLife Center, a state-of-the-art aquarium, research and wildlife rehabilitation center. We worked in ...

Graduate Student Awarded Grant From Virginia Water Resources Center

  Wednesday, May 31, 2017
— Graduate student Brendan Player has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Water Resources Research Center's Student Competitive Grant Program to analyze nutrient uptake – the process by which plants draw energy from the soil ...

Cutting Edge

  Tuesday, May 23, 2017
— An accomplished student and current graduate student at Christopher Newport, David Hamblin recently presented his research paper – “Measurement Classification Using Hybrid Weighted Naive Bayes” – at the ...

Island Biology

  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
— I first heard about the island biology and experimental design study abroad experience from some friends who had taken the class. They told me it was a perfect opportunity to explore an island, do research and learn several skills along the way. ...

Christopher Newport Announces Fulbright Scholarship Winners for the 2016-17 Academic Year

  Tuesday, April 25, 2017
— Two Christopher Newport students, Brook Byrd, a senior physics major, and Nathan Siemenski, a senior English and political science double-major, were named Fulbright Scholarship winners, making this the first year CNU has had multiple ...

Mulryan Co-edits Text on Prison Escape Tales

  Monday, April 10, 2017
— Dr. Michael Mulryan, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, co-edited and is a contributor to Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction, a study of the interdisciplinary nature of prison escape ...

Art Professor's Work Displayed on Area Billboard

  Friday, April 07, 2017
— Assistant Professor of Art Alan Skees is one of four featured artists whose artwork appears on billboards around Hampton Roads. The program is sponsored by ArtPop, a North Carolina-based gallery that promotes local artists’ work. ...

Danielle Ward-Griffin Awarded Virgil Thomson Fellowship

  Tuesday, April 04, 2017
— Dr. Danielle Ward-Griffin, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded the Virgil Thomson Fellowship from the Society for American Music for “Exporting Menotti: Maria Golovín at the Brussels World Fair.” The ...

University Launches New Research Initiative

  Tuesday, February 07, 2017
— Christopher Newport University announces the launch of Research LENS, a new initiative to enhance student learning outcomes and foster an environment at CNU where students learn, explore, navigate and share their academic and intellectual ...

Steven Awarded Grant for Fern DNA Research

  Wednesday, January 04, 2017
— Dr. Janet Steven, Assistant Professor of Biology, has received a grant from the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen for DNA research that she hopes will confirm the age of fern populations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The work is part of ...

Silverman Edits 'Game of Thrones' Essay Collection

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor Dr. Eric Silverman is lead editor of The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy, a collection of 30 essays on political power, morality and other philosophical questions as presented in the popular TV show.

James Allison Publishes Text on American Indians and Energy Development

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Assistant Professor of History Dr. James Allison published Sovereignty for Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination, which details how American Indians leveraged their possession of valuable energy resources during the ...

Harter Authors Study of Foucault and Leadership

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Nathan Harter published Foucault on Leadership: The Leader as Subject, an examination of French philosopher Michel Foucault's insights on leader development, most importantly that a leader must first become a subject – an autonomous ...

Biology Professor Co-Authors Study on Fish Populations in West Africa

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Organismal and Environmental Biology Dr. Heather Harwell co-authored Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic. This large, collaborative research effort is the first comprehensive documentation of the ...

Joining the Quest for a Cure

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— A group of Christopher Newport researchers are the recipients of the 2016–17 Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, an initiative of the Virginia Center on Aging, which awards grants to researchers in Virginia ...

Chemistry Professor Awarded $70,000 American Chemical Society Grant

  Friday, November 11, 2016
— Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Joshua Patterson has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the the American Chemical Society for his work on asphaltenes – a major component of petroleum. “Petroleum is one of the most complex ...

Philosophy Alum to Publish Paper

  Friday, October 21, 2016
— Jacqueline Thornley ’13 will have her senior seminar paper in philosophy published by Dialogue, the journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the international philosophy honor society. Her article is titled, “More Than We Can Chew: The True ...

Happier Students are More Engaged Students

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Traditionally, when it comes to mental health, there’s a tendency to focus on problems like anxiety and depression, and interventions are designed to eliminate the symptoms and fix the problems. The underlying assumption is that if ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: Research

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— As an art history major, it is important to have experience working or interning in the field before graduating. As I was considering options, one of my professors, Dr. Liz Moran, asked me if I was interested in being a research assistant with ...

Moran Publishes Book on Aztec Food and Ritual Practice

  Tuesday, September 06, 2016
— Dr. Liz Moran, Associate Professor of art history, has published Sacred Consumption: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art and Culture, a book that analyzes how foods were transformed into sacred elements within particular Aztec rituals, and how food in ...

Dr. Kelly Cartwright Awarded $270,000 Grant for Reading Comprehension Project

  Friday, August 26, 2016
— Dr. Kelly Cartwright, Professor of Psychology, was awarded a four-year, $270,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences for a project called Language, Executive Functioning Skills, and Reading for eNgagement (LEARN). The project ...

Computer Science Lecturer Awarded National Institute of Aerospace Grant

  Friday, August 26, 2016
— Keith Perkins, visiting lecturer in the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a two-year, $60,000 grant from the National Institute of Aerospace for his work with high-powered lasers, which have a wide ...

Dr. Anna DeJong Wins $150K From National Science Foundation

  Thursday, August 25, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Anna DeJong was awarded a three-year $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will support her research, as well as that of two students, for the next three ...

Steven to Use Virginia Academy of Sciences Grant to Study Plant Diversity

  Monday, June 13, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Janet Steven has received a grant from the Virginia Academy of Sciences to study plant species composition in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The loss of surrounding farmland, the ...

Sociology Professor Pens Text on Prohibition in the South

  Thursday, May 26, 2016
— Dr. Michael Lewis, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology (SSWA), has published The Coming of Southern Prohibition, an examination of the rise and fall of South Carolina’s ...

PCSE Student Chosen for Summer Research Program at CERN

  Tuesday, May 03, 2016
— Junior physics major Mitchell Kerver has been selected for an undergraduate research fellowship at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) this summer in Geneva. CERN is one of the ...

Filetti Wins Annual College English Association Prize

  Tuesday, April 12, 2016
— Dr. Jean Filetti, Professor and Chair of the English Department has won the Robert A. Miller Memorial Prize for best article published by the College English Association in its journal CEA Critic. The CEA is a ...

Rising Senior Brook Byrd Named Goldwater Scholar

  Tuesday, April 05, 2016
— Applied physics major Brook Byrd has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, widely considered the most prestigious award bestowed on undergraduates studying the sciences and engineering. Byrd is the first student in the history of ...

Vachris Co-Authors Book Tying Together Economics, Literature

  Friday, January 15, 2016
— Economics Professor Dr. Michelle Vachris co-wrote Pride and Profit, a text describing the links between British writer Jane Austen’s work and that of economist Adam Smith, both of whom revealed much about culture and ...

Mastery Through Mentorship

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— The two psychology professors have seen a lot and been a part of countless undergraduate lives, teaching and training students in a wide array of courses and research methods. Their latest endeavor combines all that experience with a crucial ...

Summer Scholars Program Launched

  Friday, May 22, 2015
— Undergraduate research at Christopher Newport University encourages young women and men to analyze and understand the world beyond the Great Lawn, form close mentoring relationships with faculty members and gain valuable skills that enhance their ...

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