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Sara and Nedgee
1 week ago • November 23, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Biology Students Present Algae Research at State Conference

A pair of University of the Ozarks biology majors had the unique opportunity to present the results of their research projects on new species of soil algae at the Arkansas Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Conference, held in a virtual format in early November. Sara Ambrocio Paque, a junior biology major from Cobán, […]

June 29, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Fawleys Author Two New Scientific Articles

University of the Ozarks biology professors Dr. Karen (Phillips) Fawley and Dr. Marvin W. Fawley are the authors of two new scientific papers. The married botanists have taught at Ozarks since 2018. Karen Fawley is an associate professor of biology and Marvin Fawley is an adjunct professor of biology. Each has been conducting research on […]

Warren Sconiers
June 23, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

Sconiers Publishes Paper on Insect Herbivores and Plant Drought

Dr. Warren Sconiers, assistant professor of biology at University of the Ozarks, is the lead author of a newly published research article in the May/June 2020 edition of Crop Science. The article is titled, “Pulsed Drought: The Effects of Varying Water Stress on Plant Physiology and Predicting Herbivore Response.” Diane L. Rowland and Micky D. […]

Tri-Beta Ceremony
April 26, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Tri-Beta Inducts New Members

The University of the Ozarks’ Nu Eta Chapter of Tri-Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, inducted nine full members and three associate members into its organization during a special ceremony held on April 23. Among the full member inductees were, Breanna Aguilar, Mason Badour, Marana Fulmer, Brittany Holt, Joelle Long, Crystal Oudomvilay, Chloe Peacock, Hannah […]

Karen Fawley
May 1, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Fawley Joins Biology Faculty

Dr. Karen Phillips Fawley has been hired as an associate professor of biology at University of the Ozarks, beginning the Fall 2018 Semester. Fawley most recently served as a professor of biology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), where she has worked since 2006. Prior to that, she taught at North Dakota State, […]

Dr. Sean Coleman

Newly Appointed Division Dean

Dr. Sean Coleman, professor of biology, has been appointed dean of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at University of the Ozarks, effective June 1, 2018. Coleman replaces Stacy Key, associate professor of practice of mathematics, who has served as dean since 2012. “I am thrilled that Dr. Coleman has accepted the position of dean […]

Biology Lab
March 12, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Virus Hunters

A new hands-on science class at University of the Ozarks will have students hunting for undiscovered viruses to benefit the scientific community. The freshman-level, two-semester biology class is part of a national pedagogical program called SEA-Phages, which stands for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science. The program is an initiative of the […]

Julio Molina Pinada
November 6, 2017 • Posted in ,

A Budding Scientist

University of the Ozarks junior Julio Molina-Pineda’s interest in scientific research just got ratcheted up a notch. The biology and chemistry major from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, took home first place in oral presentation in biology at the 2017 Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) conference, held Oct. 27-28 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. […]