Alyssa Gundel ’22 says she has long been “fascinated with the idea that some of the smallest components of life can come together to create a fully functioning organism” and “always knew I wanted to make an impact on someone in the world.”
It’s been a year of challenges, but also blessings. One such blessing came in the form of a $167,592 grant from the National Science Foundation to support “data and security infrastructure improvements to advance biological research” at the University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center.
Lynchburg began its 2020 academic year on Tuesday in a hybrid format, streaming live from a socially distanced Snidow Chapel. Across campus, student groups watched remotely as the University’s 11th president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, welcomed new and returning Hornets in her inaugural Convocation address. Morrison-Shetlar said she hoped her remarks would “open the first of […]
Rachel Garnett ’22 won an honorable mention for her essay “Roots” in The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association’s Collegiate Essay Competition.
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 […]