A “mixture of luck and perseverance” landed recent grad Tyler Stephens ’19 in Hawaii. As a wildlife management intern at Maui’s Haleakalā National Park, the former biology major spent four months monitoring endangered bird species.
Imagine dissecting a cadaver without having to pick up a scalpel. This fall, University of Lynchburg students will be able to do that with a new, state-of-the-art tool: the Anatomage Table. Billed as “the world’s first virtual dissection table,” the Anatomage Table looks like a giant tablet computer, albeit one that’s loaded with a variety of cadavers and other anatomical and medical images.
When Samah Rash ’19 received the email that she had won the 2019 Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award she ran down the halls of Hobbs-Sigler looking for someone to share the news with.
Starting this fall, the University of Lynchburg will offer a minor in neuroscience. This addition to the School of Sciences comes after numerous students expressed an interest in having a more neuroscience-focused degree.
In an archaeology lab at Historic Sandusky, Eric Taylor ’19 sifts through a brown paper bag filled with relics from the past. He brushes them gently with a toothbrush to remove the caked dirt and reveal the artifact under the grime. “My favorite thing to do is wash the artifacts so they become recognizable,” he […]
Dylan Boggs ’19 hadn’t spent much time around horses until this past February, when he started doing an internship at Trinity Appaloosa Farm in his hometown of Brookneal, Virginia. Since then, the biology major has spent a lot of time — two days a week, eight to 10 hours each day — helping the farm’s […]
It’s a midsummer afternoon in a biology lab on the third floor of Hobbs-Sigler Hall and Mandy Larsen ‘19 is standing over a Petri dish full of termites. The tiny, off-white creatures are yellow-footed reticulated termites — Reticulitermes flavipes, to be exact — and Larsen has spent much of her summer trying to find out […]
Asked about how he would describe his Lynchburg College experience, Wyatt Weaver, who graduates Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology, said, “I would redo my four years here in a heartbeat, no questions asked.”
The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges has selected Dr. Erin J. Friedman, an assistant professor of biology at University of Lynchburg, as the 2017 recipient of the H. Hiter Harris III Rising Star Award. She received the award on November 9 at the VFIC Annual Luncheon in Richmond, Virginia. The award recognizes Dr. Friedman for […]
Thousands of plant specimens from University of Lynchburg’s herbarium have gone online. Dr. Nancy Cowden, biology professor, worked with paid student interns and Virginia Master Naturalists to digitize the Virginia specimens contained in the Ramsey-Freer Herbarium earlier this year. The Ramsey-Freer Herbarium contains nearly 60,000 botanical specimens, many of which are rare, threatened and/or endangered […]