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Research Spotlight: Michael Buontempo

  Monday, July 29, 2019
— Name Michael Buontempo Major Biology Graduation Year 2019 Michael Buontempo won the Victor Hutchinson Best Student Poster Award at the 2019 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, in Snowbird, Utah. He presented on his work ...

Alumni and Others Share Tips on the Art and Science of Getting a Science Job

  Thursday, January 31, 2019
— Three Christopher Newport graduates who are accomplished scientists will return to campus to offer career advice to current students. The scientists will participate in a Women-in-Science panel discussion during the weekly environmental jobs ...

Alumni Profile: Ambre Delpopolo

  Tuesday, February 06, 2018
— After graduating Christopher Newport with a BS in biology in 2011, and earning her MS in environmental science in 2014, Ambre Delpopolo’s career took off, starting with her first professional position as a wildlife manager. ...

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 ...

Alumna Takes On An Island of Natural Resource Management

  Thursday, October 26, 2017
— Botany Bay Island, nestled among South Carolina's Sea Islands, lies just off the coast, about 40 miles south of Charleston. It is a varied landscape of wetlands, marshes, woods and beachfront that is home to diverse plants and wildlife, including ...

Faculty Excellence Awards for 2017 Announced

  Monday, August 28, 2017
— Four faculty members are the recipients of the 2017 Faculty Excellence Awards. Established in 2011, these awards honor exceptional achievement by faculty in teaching, scholarship and service. Each winner received a certificate and a $2,000 cash ...

Heart of a Healer

  Monday, July 17, 2017
— Veterinary care provides unique challenges, given the ways an animal’s body responds differently to ailments compared to humans. Yet these are challenges Justin Hansford ’16 feels equipped to conquer at the Virginia-Maryland ...

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 ...

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. ...

Collin Davis '16 Gets Feet Wet at Bahamas Shark Lab

  Monday, February 20, 2017
— Below is an excerpt of a blog post written by Collin Davis and published on the Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) blog. Davis graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of science in biology. You can read his entire post at the link below. Splash! ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Study Abroad

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Studying abroad helped me gain a greater understanding of the natural world and different cultures. Circling the globe, swimming with whales, researching coral health on the Tahitian reefs and trekking 100-plus miles across the rugged Yukon ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Internships

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— If you looked back at photos of my childhood, you would find few pictures in which I wasn’t wearing a hat. Little did anyone know, my favorite accessory reflected my developing personality in more ways than one. A hat is the finishing ...

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 ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Honor

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— I still remember the nerves I felt sitting in the Community of Scholars Convocation, the freshman welcome ceremony. I recall intently watching the faculty members adorned in academic regalia as they filed into the hall, wondering which ones I ...
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