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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 […]

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. […]

Bal Khatiwada
October 6, 2014 • Posted in

Natural curiosity leads Dr. Khatiwada to chemistry

Dr. Bal Khatiwada’s love of chemistry emanates from a zealous curiosity. Dr. Bal Khatiwada, a new assistant professor of chemistry at Ozarks, is a native of Nepal who earned her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. “I like to know why something happens and chemistry allows you to examine how and why certain reactions happen,” said […]

Laura Calderon
October 3, 2014 • Posted in

Spain internship inspires Calderon

Laura Calderon looked long and hard to find a summer internship that matched her somewhat odd double major of chemistry and business management, but she finally found the perfect position in the perfect locale. Calderon, a senior from Guatemala City, served an eight-week internship in Madrid, Spain, this past summer. She worked for an environmental […]

May 19, 2014 • Posted in

2014 grads Bradley, Moreland ready for pharmacy school

According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, because of an aging population and a growing demand for services there could be a shortage of as many as 157,000 pharmacists in the United States by the year 2020. Recent University of the Ozarks graduates Katrina Bradley and Malorie Moreland plan to […]

June 4, 2013 • Posted in

From Honduras to Arkansas to Moldova: Andino to spend summer studying medicine in Eastern Europe

University of the Ozarks senior Alejandro Andino is crossing continents to chase his dreams of becoming a doctor and reforming healthcare in his home country of Honduras. Andino, from La Ceba, Honduras, is a biology and chemistry major at Ozarks and will spend four weeks participating in a medical internship in Chisinau, Moldova, throughout June […]

April 16, 2013 • Posted in

Prusator ’12 on track for Ph.D. in medical physics

Mike Prusator, 2012 Ozarks graduate, always assumed he would become a doctor, but after taking a few physics courses at Ozarks his plans changed. Now, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in medical physics, specializing in radiation therapy. Prusator, originally from Ochelata, Okla. graduated with magna cum laude honors from Ozarks with a bachelor of science […]

May 7, 2012 • Posted in

UAMS guests offer insight into pharmacy careers

You may think a pharmacist is just that person behind the counter who doles out your pills when you're sick.?But in reality, students who go on to pharmacy school have a wide range of career options, and Dr. Sean Coleman wanted students to learn more about those options. Last October, he invited representatives from the […]

April 30, 2012 • Posted in

Seniors Dankert, Goddard, and Morgan to present research project findings

Three Ozarks seniors will present the findings of their research in two sessions scheduled for the first week of May. On Tuesday, May 1, Andrea Dankert and Sabrina Goddard will present their paper entitled Effects of Glucose and Starch on the Synthesis of the Neurotransmitter Acetylcholine in Cognitive Functions such as Communication. Research suggests that […]

April 18, 2012 • Posted in

Morgan presents research at Arkansas science conference

Paul Morgan is rightly proud of his work. The senior, a composite science and chemistry major from Belize, has submitted an article to the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. His article, "Mutations Induced by Gamma Radiation on the Wild Type Drosophila melanogaster," co-authored with U of O professors Dr. Bill Doria and Dr. […]