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News, events and happenings from the Randolph College Biology department.

Students study Tunisian bones for archaeological excavation
By collecting data on thousands of bones excavated from an ancient church, students will help establish the number of individuals who were in a fifth-century North African congregation.
Fossils added to Randolph College Natural History Collection
The Randolph College biology department recently held a reception to let people see fossils that Chris Goldman, a retired faculty member, gave to the department.
Randolph College Announces New Equine Studies Minor
Program offers more options for students
Randolph students teach science at local elementary school
Fifth graders at Dearington Elementary School learned about bacteria and conducted scientific experiments with the help of Randolph College students studying microbiology.
Randolph Magazine: Dawkins Returns
Community members pack Smith Hall Theatre to hear evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins
Students get experience with natural history collection
Research in Organic Garden featured on local news broadcast
Research by biology professor Adam Houlihan, Laura Word ’13, and Michael Taylor ’13 was featured in several news stories related to organic food.
New Biology Professor Joins Randolph's Faculty
Amanda Rumore's research focuses on fungi that cause allergies and asthma
New Biology Professor Joins Randolph's Faculty
Amanda Rumore's research focuses on fungi that cause allergies and asthma
Philadelphia Zoo internship proves ‘priceless experience’ for Randolph student
Sara Graul ’13 spent her summer teaching people about animals and conservation and conducted research at the zoo.
Randolph Professor and Alumna Receive Academy of Science Grant
Biology professor Doug Shedd and Emily Patton Smith were awarded a grant that will allow them continue research on the College's natural history collections
Grass and free-range chicken diets: Students lead research with organic garden chickens
Laura Word ’13, a chemistry major, thought of this research project exploring the affect of grassland on chicken health. Michael Taylor ’13, an environmental studies major, and Adam Houlihan, a biology professor, joined the project.
Randolph College Recognized for Work With Area Teachers
Randolph was one of only six in the state to receive award from the Virginia Math and Science Coalition
Lynchburg Bird Club Donates Money to Biology Department
The donation will help pay for a new museum cabinet to house the department's growing collection of avian study specimens
WDBJ7 Features Michael Shermer
Shermer was the keynote speaker for Randolph's 2012 Science Festival
2012 Science Festival Keynote Speaker Receives Media Coverage
Michael Shermer's demonstration to class featured on WSET
Randolph College's Science Festival Scheduled for March 22-25
Multi-day event will offer something for everyone
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt '10 wins Virginia Tech Graduate Woman of the Year Award
2006 Alumna Receives AAUW Fellowship
The prestigious fellowship from the American Association of University Women will provide funding while Naomi Hollingfield Ondrasek completes her dissertation
Katrin Schenk's work profiled in Nature.
Article details her work on the bioinformatics of mouse behavior

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