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Dr. Ryan Fisher Awarded $10.8 Million Grant to Develop Advanced Space Exploration Infrastructure

  Wednesday, December 12, 2018
— Dr. Ryan Fisher of the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering (PCSE) is one of a select group of scientists to announce the detection of four new gravitational waves. These detections will broaden the understanding of black holes ...

Research Spotlight: Critical Voices

  Tuesday, August 07, 2018
— Two music majors and three music alumni have had their reviews of recent publications in musicology published in the peer-reviewed journal, Critical Voices, an award-winning journal hosted by the University of Guelph in Canada. The student ...

Research Spotlight: Gabrielle Sanford

  Thursday, August 02, 2018
— Name Gabrielle Sanford Hometown Woodbridge, Virginia Major English Graduation Year 2018 Gabrielle Sanford's senior thesis “Mixed Race Politics and Homi Bhabha’s Third Space Theory in Charles Chesnutt’s ...

Jessica Kelly Awarded Mathematical Association of America Grant

  Wednesday, May 30, 2018
— The Mathematical Association of America has awarded Dr. Jessica Kelly, assistant professor of mathematics, a grant through its Preparation for Industrial Careers in the Mathematical Sciences program. The program, which is funded by the National ...

Research Spotlight: Elizabeth Cloude

  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
— Name Elizabeth Cloude Hometown Essex, Virginia Major Psychology Graduation Year 2016 Faculty Mentor Leslie Rollins Elizabeth Cloude is the co-author of "Development of mnemonic discrimination during childhood," in the June 2018 issue of the ...

Making Strides With a ’Social Machine’

  Tuesday, May 01, 2018
— Imagine a machine that can interact directly with you, in real time, through your phone. Three Christopher Newport students came together to build just that – a social machine that can bridge the gap between online and interpersonal ...

Research Spotlight: Spirit Karcher

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
— Name Spirit Karcher Hometown Fredericksburg, Virginia Major Mathematics Graduation Year 2018 Faculty Mentor Dr. Jessica Kelly Spirit Karcher was awarded the second place prize for best undergraduate presentation at the MD-DC-VA sectional ...

Research Spotlight: Casey O'Neil

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
— Name Casey O'Neil Hometown Williamsburg, Virginia Major Biochemistry Graduation Year 2018 Faculty Mentor Dr. Todd D. Gruber Casey O'Neil's laboratory research has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal ...

Research Spotlight: Scottie Scott, Carol Thompson and Ashley McHenry

  Thursday, March 29, 2018
— Names Scottie Scott '18 Psychology Carol Thompson '18 Psychology Ashley McHenry '20 Psychology Faculty Mentor Dr. Shelia Greenlee, Psychology Dr. Dorothy Doolittle, Psychology Scottie Scott, Carol Thompson and Ashley McHenry presented ...

Research Spotlight: Ayesha Ferozpuri, Harris Franken and Isabelle Clough

  Thursday, March 29, 2018
— Names Ayesha Ferozpuri '19, Arlington, Virginia Psychology and neuroscience Robert "Harris" Franken '18, Alexandria, Virginia Psychology Isabelle Clough '18, Crownsville, Maryland Psychology and sociology Faculty Mentor Dr. Laurie S. Hunter, ...

Research Spotlight: Danielle Caldwell

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Danielle Caldwell Hometown Richmond, Virginia Major Music Graduation Year 2021 Faculty Mentor Dr. Anastasia Pike Danielle Caldwell was part of an ensemble that gave the world premiere of Evan Meier's "Variations on an Antique" theme at ...

Research Spotlight: Melissa Lindenmuth

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Melissa Lindenmuth Hometown Leesburg, Virginia Major Management Economics Graduation Year May 2019 Faculty Mentor Dr. Sangdo (Sam) Choi, Management and Marketing Melissa Lindenmuth attended the 2018 Southeast Decision Sciences Institute ...

Research Spotlight: Casey Hall

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Casey Hall Hometown Woodbridge, Virginia Major Philosophy Classics Graduation Year 2019 Faculty Mentor Dr. Elizabeth Jelinek, Philosophy Casey Hall presented at the professional philosophy and classics conference, "Nature and the Divine ...

Research Spotlight: Elizabeth Cloude

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Elizabeth Cloude Major Psychology Graduation Year 2016 Faculty Mentor Dr. Leslie Rollins, Psychology Elizabeth Cloude co-authored "Affective change greater for unpleasant than pleasant events in autobiographical memory of children and ...

Research Spotlight: Isaac Woods

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Isaac Woods Hometown Salem, Virginia Major Mathematics Graduation Year 2018 Faculty Mentor Dr. James Kelly, Mathematics Isaac Woods published "Chaotic Dynamics in a Family of Set-valued Functions," in the Minnesota Journal of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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