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The Science Class for the 21st Century

More questions, fewer answers – at Oglethorpe, science is all about discovery Whether you’re an Atlanta resident or a passing traveler, you can’t help but notice the striking silhouette of the Bank of America Plaza. This skyscraper isn’t just the highlight of our famous Atlanta skyline. It’s also the tallest building in Georgia and the […]

Oglethorpe undergrad aids Emory scientists in epigenetic research

How the partnership between Oglethorpe and Emory is opening doors for an ambitious biology student—and advancing research in epigenetics The fast-growing field of epigenetics is one of the hottest topics in biology research. Exciting discoveries are emerging all the time. And now Elias Castro, a biology major and recent graduate of Oglethorpe University, has contributed […]

What a Worm Is Worth

How an innovative undergraduate research partnership is benefiting Oglethorpe, Emory and Alzheimer’s research. When Oglethorpe’s Dr. Karen Schmeichel and Emory University’s Dr. David Katz came up with the idea for a research partnership between the two institutions, they envisioned an opportunity for Oglethorpe students to conduct hands-on research and gain experience in the lab. They […]

Photos & Videos: 2017 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in review

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium  brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) and Study Abroad poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote […]

Bluebird Livestream on Campus

Did you know Oglethorpe has a live bluebird camera? Check it out, there may be some bluebird babies on the way! The bluebird livestream evolved out of a special projects assignment by two Oglethorpe students, Andrew Davenport ’12 and Sandy Vuong ’12, who teamed up to investigate the behavior of Eastern bluebirds for their Urban Ecology class, taught by Dr. Roarke Donnelly, associate professor […]

Dr. Jeffrey Collins to present at International Technology, Education and Development Conference

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, senior lecturer in art history and anthropology, has been invited to present on the topic “Intentional Learning for Global Issues and Solutions” at the 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) in Valencia, Spain, March 6-8, 2017. Dr. Collins’ presentation will demonstrate how Oglethorpe’s international course Global Issues is being used […]

Four students awarded undergraduate research funding

The Philip Weltner Library Undergraduate Research Fund, established in 2016, has announced its first round of research grant recipients: Kelsey Hurt (Dec. ’16) received funding to continue her psychology research and present at the national conferences of the Society for Neuroscience and Society for Social Neuroscience in San Diego. Kelsey is currently an intern/research assistant at […]

Photos: Students present course-based research

At the close of the fall semester, students in chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology presented course-based research at an open poster session in the Turner Lynch Campus Center. “PRISM Lite” is a mid-year version of PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics), an event celebrating independent undergraduate research at the end of the academic […]

Chemistry scholar wins national undergraduate research award

Senior Kelly Jacobson ’17 is one of only 21 students nationwide to win a Sigma Zeta Student Research Award from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society. Established in 2011, the awards help to fund undergraduate student research projects. Kelly, a Chemistry and History double major, received the award to support her research in “Acquisition and Analysis […]