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Biology Alumnae Present at Reflections and Connections

Biology Professor Binney Girdler introduces Melba Sales-Griffin Kalamazoo College’s Biology Department welcomed alumnae Melba Sales-Griffin ’12 and Emily Cornwell ’07 to campus today for the department’s annual Reflections and Connections event as a part of Homecoming 2017. The event, established in honor of Professor Emeritus Paul Sotherland, … Continue reading

2 Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

Faculty Members Promoted Binney Girdler Kalamazoo College faculty members Binney Girdler and James Lewis have been promoted from associate professors to full professors. Girdler, a biology professor, focuses her research on studying the structure and dynamics of terrestrial plant communities such as shoreline communities, grasslands … Continue reading

Soccer Boys, Dinosaur Men

1991 Kalmazoo College Alumnus Jeff Wilson in Niger When the Wilson boys were kids, it was soccer over sauropods. Neither brother, Jeff or Greg, was particularly interested in dinosaurs. Interests evolve over time. Today Jeff (Kalamazoo College class of 1991) and Greg are paleontologists and professors at the … Continue reading

Showerdough and Sourdough

Kalamazoo College Alumnus Rob Dunn Rob Dunn ’97 is at it again; it being another citizen-science project (or two). And it (or they) are the subject of a fun and wonder-ful piece by Nicola Twilley, “What’s Lurking in Your Showerhead,” that appears in the December … Continue reading

Undergraduates Present Research

Students Present Undergrad Research Posters Fifteen Kalamazoo College students joined three of their teachers (professors Dwight Williams, Santiago Salinas and Ellen Robertson)  to present research at the 2016 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (WMRUGS) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The annual conference provides undergraduate … Continue reading

Beloved Biology Professor Emeritus Dies

Kalamazoo College Professor Emeritus of Biology David Evans David Evans, professor emeritus of biology, died on September 20, 2016. He was 77 years old, four days shy of his 78th birthday, and doing one of the things he loved most—taking a walk on a trail. David’s 39-year career … Continue reading

More in a Summer: A “Quality” Internship at MDEQ

Portrait of Gabrielle Herin [By McKenna Bramble ’16] With a major in biology and a concentration in environmental studies, Kalamazoo College student Gabrielle Herin ’18 is interested in all of us – individuals and institutions alike – reducing our environmental impact. In order to … Continue reading

Life’s Imperative: Social Justice in Science

Kalmazoo College Social Justice Leadership Participants A seed—call it science-and-social-justice—has been germinating in the mind of Regina Stevens-Truss since December of 2009. In truth, Stevens-Truss (the Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor of Chemistry) has been thinking on that matter long before then. But the occasion of … Continue reading