Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology alumni"

Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo

Summit Metro Parks today announced it will formally name December 4 “Bert Szabo Day” in honor of the park district’s first interpretive naturalist. Photo from Summit Metro Parks,

Akron’s Summit Metro Parks honored its first naturalist, Ohio University alum Bert Szabo, by naming Dec. 4, his 99th birthday, “Bert Szabo Day” and temporarily renaming a parkway for him, according to an Akron.com. story headlined “Summit Metro Parks recognizes first naturalist for 62 years of service.” Szabo earned two […]

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December 27, 2019 at 11:28 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County

PGSA Outreach Coordinator Sam Lockhart at Stouds Run State Park

Athens County has prairie plants? Strouds Run State Park is home to three small prairie-like openings that host grassland species. Persistence of this unusual community may be threatened by encroachment of trees and shrubs that can shade out herbaceous plants. That’s why members of the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association […]

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December 17, 2019 at 2:54 pmNews

Notable Alumni | Dean DellaPenna Looks for ‘Vitamin Genes’ in Corn

Dr. Dean DellaPenna {Photo courtesy of Michigan State University}

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dean DellaPenna ’84 Biology Dr. Dean DellaPenna says it’s a “golden period” for researchers as genome […]

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October 20, 2019 at 4:58 pmAlumni News

Notable Alumni | Jon Wang Pioneers Research in Oncology and Gene Therapy

Dr. Jon Wang

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Jon Wang ’93 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology Dr. Xinzhong “Jon” Wang is an accomplished […]

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October 19, 2019 at 2:07 pmAlumni News

Career Corner | Alumni, Friends to Network with STEMstart Freshmen

Kyle Brooks ’17

Ohio University alumni will meet with freshman biology and chemistry students during STEMstart on Aug. 21. STEMstart is a quick start program designed to help science students transition from high school into college-level biology, chemistry and math courses. Students come to Ohio University a week before fall classes. get immersed […]

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August 18, 2019 at 4:55 pmNews

Happy Beginnings | Monsted Named Assistant Curator of Virginia Native Plant Trail

Jack Monsted

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Jack Monsted ’19M recently moved into a new job. He is now the assistant curator at the State State Arboretum of Virginia, part of the University […]

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August 10, 2019 at 4:37 pmAlumni

Chair’s Message | New Faculty Interested in Plant Evolution, Greenhouse Gets Makeover

Dr. Allan Showalter , portrait

Greetings PBIO alumni, students, faculty, and staff! It is my privilege to serve as chair of this outstanding department. This newsletter highlights some of the great things that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are doing. If you are not highlighted in this current newsletter, it may be because you […]

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August 10, 2019 at 3:49 pmAlumni