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Blueberries, Bananas and Sweet Potatoes, the Cornerstones of Summer Internships

August 15, 2017
Category: Academics, Biology, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, Students
Blueberries, bananas and sweet potatoes.  These may sound like items on a produce list, but actually these were the cornerstones of 11-week summer internships for four Catawba College students at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Four Catawba students, including Karina Noyola-Alonso of…
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Catawba College Student Spends Summer Studying How Dogs Think

August 8, 2017
Category: Academics, Biology, Psychology, Students
Catawba College student Hope Woods "went to the dogs" this summer, literally.  The rising senior from Burlington, Conn., successfully landed a very competitive internship at Yale University's Canine Cognition Center where she joined eight other interns who all studied dog thinking. Woods, who is…
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Dr. Joe Poston Tapped to Serve on the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

August 6, 2017
Category: Academics, Biology, Faculty
Dr. Joe Poston, an Associate Professor of Biology at Catawba College, has been appointed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an At-Large Conservation Stakeholder Affiliate on the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee.  Poston’s appointment is for three years and will expire on June 30, 2020.…
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There's More to Egypt than Pyramids and Camels

July 12, 2017
Category: Academics, Alumni, Biology
Emily Auwarter '16 knows all about that. Auwarter is pursuing a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University's School of Public Health. She credits Dr. Steve Coggin for helping her discover her passion in a class about the history and future of infectious diseases. Auwarter says,…
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1994 Catawba College Alumna Enjoys Career as Radioecologist

May 30, 2017
Category: Academics, Alumni, Biology
Dr. Wendy Kuhne '94 says you can tell a lot about the health and state of a forest by the diversity and number of woodpeckers living there. She should know, this radioecologist has spent her career assessing the health of various environmental habitats in and around nuclear sites. Since 2009, Kuhne…
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