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April 14, 2011 • Posted in

Summer internships give Turner insight into grad school research

Many college students do summer internships. Whatever their field of study, internships are a way to gain knowledge, improve one's resume, and explore particular areas of interest. Ozarks senior Dakota Turner plans to go on to graduate school next fall. Dakota Turner, a senior biology major from Paris, Ark., had a busy time last summer, […]

June 15, 2010 • Posted in

Biology major Crutchfield tackles duckweed in senior presentation

Clarksville, Ark. --- If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. But what about duckweed? Taylor Crutchfield conducted her senior biology research on how the common water plant, duckweed, could be used to help purify contaminated water. Botanically assigned to the Lemnaceae family, duckweed is the smallest flowering plant […]

November 23, 2009 • Posted in

U of O presents Science Day awards

Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks' Sciences and Mathematics Division hosted 135 high school students from eight area high schools as part of its fourth annual Science Day competition, held on Nov. 18. Lamar High School took first place in the overall team competition, followed by Clarksville High School and Paris High School. […]

April 13, 2009 • Posted in

Wilson receives acceptance for summer research programs

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks senior Tyler Wilson, a biology major from Claremore, Oklahoma, was recently accepted into two summer research fellowship programs. Wilson has decided to attend Boston University this summer for obesity research. He turned down the opportunity to study at the University of Nebraska for cancer research. Wilson, who will […]

February 19, 2009 • Posted in

Watts awarded science grant

Clarksville, Ark. -University of the Ozarks junior Michelle Watts, a biology major from Clarksville, has been awarded a National Science Foundation EPSCoR Fellowship Grant from the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority. Watts learned last week that she would be receiving the grant for her research, which focuses on changes in the chemical composition of armadillo […]

May 1, 2007 • Posted in

Preparing Tomorrow’s Health Care Professionals

Alzheimer's Disease runs in Debbie Shuffield's family and that, along with a love of science, are the reasons she is pursuing a career in medicine. Among the U of O alumni who are at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are (standing, from left) Ross Halsted ’05, Jay Patel ’06, Kendall Wagner ’06, Nathan Brown […]

April 11, 2006 • Posted in

Ozarks students to assist with medical research

Science majors will spend summer at labs and hospital in Little Rock CLARKSVILLE, ARK. (April 11, 2006) -- Two University of the Ozarks students will spend the summer in Little Rock working in medical research after winning fellowships for outstanding science students. Students Erin Bailey and Heather Hartlerode will spend ten weeks each this summer […]

January 20, 2006 • Posted in

Ozarks professor makes strides in cancer-related research.

Biology professor conducts research on campus with Ozarks students. CLARKSVILLE, ARK. (January 20, 2006) ? Ozarks biology professor Sean Coleman was part of a team of scholars who recently published an article highlighting their research into cellular resistance to disease-causing factors in the human body. The article, published in the December 9, 2005 edition of […]

November 21, 2005 • Posted in

Biology research in focus at Ozarks

Students seek answers through science CLARKSVILLE, ARK. (November 21, 2005) -- The thrill of discovery is in the air at Ozarks, as students look for answers to such global problems as serious illness and world hunger. Ozarks senior Kendall Wagner is working with Ozarks Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Coleman on a project studying oxidative […]

August 25, 2005 • Posted in

Ozarks to hold stem cell research forum

Clarksville, Ark. ---University of the Ozarks will present a forum entitled "Ethical Perspectives on Stem Cell Research" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the U of O campus. The featured speaker at the forum will be Dr. Chris Hackler, a nationally recognized medical ethicist. Hackler, who earned a […]