James McClellan plans to go to veterinary school. In his undergraduate research project at Ozarks he studied whether hox genes (that regulate the number of vertebrae developing in the embryo) are sensitive to the mother’s body temperature during pregnancy. Here, James prepares to surgically implant a tiny temperature recorder into an anesthetized armadillo.
Scientists have recently discovered bacteria on the skin of red-backed salamanders (like this one students in Animal Diversity and Evolution captured) protecting them from the Chytrid fungus that is contributing to the global extinction of amphibians. This bacteria might be used to protect vulnerable species.
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University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).
University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.
One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.