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1 Synthetic Death
Turnis--Kayleen Marie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:26, p.1
12/8/2014 Students in the Biology Department will soon be able to use synthetic cadavers for dissections thanks to a near one million dollar grant.
2 Halloween: science edition
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:17, p.4
10/27/2014 The UNI Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society and students from the biology, physics, and earth science departments hosted the annual "Halloween House"; photo.
3 UNI receives Roy J. Carver Trust grant
Public Relations News Release 2012:61, p.1
9/14/2012 Carver Trust Grant awarded to UNI Department of Biology for the third time in a row. Purchase of cutting-edge equipment will provide students with real life experience and knowedge in areas of biomedical sciences.
4 Faculty, students respond to closure of science programs
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.1
4/3/2012 Several science program degree programs will be lost due to the budget crisis. According to Ken De Nault, two of the four geology faculty members may be lost. Courses in these areas will be available next year.
5 Botanical Center is the 'secret garden' of UNI
Firman--Tehrene Victoria (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.8
3/27/2012 Faculty, staff, and students walk past the Center, but do not take the time to stop for a visit. Six main houses make up the Center. Each has its own environment. A parrot, Gold Cap Conure, and an iguana make their homes in the Center; photo.
6 Undergrad researcher makes her mark in UNI biology department
Gluesing--Alec I. (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.9
3/27/2012 Kelsey Hampton has been selected to present her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Utah. She has been examining the effects of climate and environmental change on fiddler crabs; photo.
7 Working to save lives
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:35, p.1
2/10/2012 Michael Walter and several students use the world's only "spore detector" to look for viruses that bind to anthrax spores; photo.
8 Future scientists receive a boost from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.24
4/1/2011 Grant helped modernize equipment in two biology labs; a look at the prospects in the field of study; photo.
9 Alternative futures of Iowa agriculture to be discussed at UNI event
Public Relations News Release 2010:89, p.1
10/7/2010 Joan Nassauer, professor of natural resources and environment at the University of Michigan, will present "Alternative Futures for Iowa Agriculture." Nassauer will discuss water quality, wildlife habitat, and the health and future of rural communities.
10 Presentation at UNI on ecological restoration of native lands
Public Relations News Release 2009:378, p.1
4/6/2010 Carter Johnson will discuss the commercial opportunities of converted cropland in "South Dakota's Prairie Farm: An Experiment in Economic and Ecological Sustainability." Johnson will explore the EcoSun Prairie Farms Project, which is a 640-acre farm.
11 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center presents Sustainability of Agriculture Landscapes: Perspectives from Southern Australia
Public Relations News Release 2009:358, p.1
3/26/2010 Tony W. Norton and Jann E. Williams, from the University of Tasmania, Australia, will examine the biodiversity, ecosystem services and land use of Tasmania's agricultural landscapes using a combination of spatial sciences and ecological techniques.
12 UNI to hold summer biotechnology camp for high school students
Public Relations News Release 2009:325, p.1
3/11/2010 Students interested in crime-scene investigation can take part in a camp this summer with hands-on experience. "Students will isolate their own DNA from their cheek cells," said Kavita Dhanwada, associate professor of biology and camp director.
13 UNI biology professor looks at ways to reduce flooding in Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2009:320, p.1
3/8/2010 Laura Jackson, professor of biology, discusses flooding and land-use change trends in a chapter of "A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008." A chapter of the book is co-authored by Dennis Keeney, emeritus professor at Iowa State University.
14 UNI professor and students help middle school students unwrap embryos
Public Relations News Release 2009:292, p.1
2/22/2010 Darrell Wiens takes plastic culture dishes, saline solution, and an incubator to help Lesley Taylorson's science class incubate a batch of fertile eggs and hatch them. The UNI students will present a short demonstration to the elementary students.
15 Meet Iowa's endangered wood turtle at the University Museum
Public Relations News Release 2009:112, p.1
10/9/2009 Jeff Tamplin will present "Iowa's Endangered Wood Turtles." He will discuss the unique traits of this aquatic turtle and the discoveries made through his research. The program is in conjunction with the exhibit Images of the Irreplaceable Wild.
16 UNI honors outstanding faculty for teaching, research and professional service
Public Relations News Release 2009:79, p.1
9/25/2009 Four faculty members were honored at the fall faculty meeting last month. They are: Harry Brod, Kim MacLin, Cherin Lee, and Martha Reineke. The new James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award was created to honor Jim Lubker, professor of communication science.
17 UNI student group receives international award
Public Relations News Release 2009:31, p.1
9/8/2009 The Center for Inquiry International (CFI), headquartered in Amherst, N. Y., presented the award to the Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI). The CFI board decided that of all the events held by their 200-plus campus groups, the UNI event was the best.
18 The greening of UNI
Public Relations News Release 2008:421, p.1
3/26/2009 Areas of mowed turf are shrinking, native plants are becoming more common, stream channels and banks have been improved and marginal areas like ditches have been rehabilitated. TPC is a strong advocate of using native vegetation.
19 Expert on environmental links to cancer, reproductive health to speak at UNI April 6
Public Relations News Release 2008:395, p.1
3/16/2009 Ecologist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will discuss her work on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. Her "comprehensive insights into living with and on the Earth in the modern age can help all of us,'Zeman said.
20 UNI celebrates Darwin's birthday
Public Relations News Release 2008:321, p.1
1/27/2009 The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin will be marked with a week-long series of activities, including speakers, games, social events and information sessions, all of which will be held at Maucker Union and are free and open to the public.
21 UNI professor presents at international symposium in Belgium
Public Relations News Release 2008:226, p.1
1/14/2009 Axel Schwekendiek, assistant professor of biology, presented his research, "A temporary Immersion System for the Effective Micropropagation of Hop" at the second International Society for Horticultural Science International Humulus Symposium.
22 UNI trail system offers escape to natural areas
Public Relations News Release 2008:251, p.1
12/2/2008 Hikers can escape from an urban or campus setting into woods that are full of deer and some 60 native species of birds on the South Campus Trail. The nearly four-mile trail system runs around the middle branch of Dry Run Creek watershed.
23 UNI works to restore Dry Run Creek at north end of campus
Public Relations News Release 2008:213, p.1
11/12/2008 We're converting this creek section back to a more natural state, which will improve water quality, increase the creek's holding capacity, and increase its biological function, making it safer, more aesthetically pleasing and natural, said Paul Meyerman.
24 UNI Speakers Bureau serves Iowa's communities
Public Relations News Release 2008:190, p.1
10/30/2008 New this year is the Featured Speakers Series, which includes six faculty who address current hot topics such as: environment, math and science education, crisis communication, politics, immigration and the economy.
25 Construction of new pond underway
Schacht--Hailey Ayn (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:5, p.6
9/16/2008 Wetland Demonstration Park under construction north of the Dome parking lot; expected to provide both instructional and recreational opportunities.
26 Nine Iowa science educators RAISE the bar in science research teaching
Public Relations News Release 2008:17, p.1
8/18/2008 The research interests of nine Iowa teachers are matched up with the research projects of UNI faculty researchers. The projects ranged from investigating short tethers in dye-synsitized solar cells to using geospatial technology.
27 Student research scientists to present findings at UNI Friday, Aug. 1
Public Relations News Release 2007:789, p.1
7/30/2008 Forty-four students will display posters describing their work in the Great Reading Room at Seerley Hall. Nine Iowa secondary teachers have also been participating in Research Avenues for Iowa Science Education, a Title II- funded program.
28 College deans welcome new students
Haack--Joel K. (Dean--College of Humnaities--Arts--and Sciences)
Northern Iowan 104:54, p.sup 6
5/2/2008 Discovery is at the heart of the College of Natural Sciences.
29 UNI students for organ donation officers
Public Relations News Release 2007:614, p.1
4/17/2008 Jessalyn Schweitzer and Andrea Wacker will serve as co-presidents.
30 UNIPEP prepares pre-med students
Calcara--Sally A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:7, p.6
9/18/2007 Enhancing students' chances to get into medical school is the goal of a new club on campus; photo.
31 Professor receives award
Barkley--Tia M. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:6, p.3
9/14/2007 Professor Jeffrey Weld selected to receive a Biology Teaching Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers; photo.
32 Sunday, April 2
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.3
3/27/2006 Biology Botanical Center Open House will take place at the greenhouse; Locks of Love event will be sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota.
33 UNI Biology Botanical Center to host open house, April 2
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
3/24/2006 UNI Botanical Center will host open house showcasing changes in the greenhouse over the last three years.
34 New biology major result of major projects on campus
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:2, p.1
8/30/2005 Plant bioscience will be offered for the first time at UNI; photo.
35 UNI grape detectives help make Iowa grape growers be more profitable
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
7/26/2005 "A Midwesterner's Handbook to Grapevine Varieties" aims to correct misidentified grape types.
36 New emphasis added to biology major selection
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
7/20/2005 Plant bioscience emphasis will be helpful for students wishing to study plant related science in graduate school.
37 'Medicine Man' to speak at UNI Nov. 29
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
11/22/2004 Walter Lewis, internationally known ethnobotanist, will speak about "The Search for New Therapeutics among the Amazonian Jivaro of Peru".
38 Get to know your faculty: Jeff Tamplin
Ellenwood--Jacquelyn D. (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 100:24, p.9
11/21/2003 Profile of biology professor Jeffrey Tamplin; photo.
39 War on drugs is topic of satellite seminar to be hosted at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
11/11/2003 Seminar will feature Steven Hager, Robert Stutman, and Billy R. Martin and their perspectives on drugs.
40 Youth violence and public health is topic of satellite seminar to be hosted at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/28/2003 Fourth seminar in series of five to deal with youth violence and will feature James Alan Fox.
41 End-of-life Care is topic of satellite seminar to be hosted at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/21/2003 Diann Uustal to speak October 28; James Alan Fox to speak November 4.
42 Ethics in biomedicine is topic of satellite seminar to be hosted at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/7/2003 Vicki Lachman will present October 14; Diann Uustal will present October 28.
43 UNI to dedicate McCollum Science Hall addition
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/3/2003 Describes advantages gained through the new 64,000 square-foot addition.
44 UNI Prairie Preserve to celebrate 30th anniversary Sept. 27
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
9/25/2003 Celebration to mark the occasion and honor those involved with the founding to be held in the CEEE rotunda.
45 UNI to host National Collegiate Honors Council and Phi Theta Kappa satellite seminar series
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
9/19/2003 Presenters will include Dr. Arnold S. Relman, Vicki Lachman, Diann Uustal, James Alan Fox, Steven Hager, Robert Stutman, and Billy Martin.
46 UNI biology students make presentation on evolution
Public Relations News Release 2001:486, p.1
5/15/2002 Give presentation to East High School students in Waterloo; list of participants is included.
47 'Legal and Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research and Cloning' topic for UNI conference
Public Relations News Release 0:368, p.1
3/20/2002 Conference to be held March 26; David Orentlicher to serve as keynote speaker.
48 UNI professor says bacterium that causes anthrax is common
Public Relations News Release 2001:151, p.1
10/11/2001 Michael Walter is working with Bacillus cereus to find a way to destroy the bacteria that causes anthrax.
49 Carver gift to UNI campaign will purchase much-needed science equipment
Public Relations News Release 2000:85, p.1
9/20/2000 Renovations are planned for the McCollum Science Hall to serve the growing number of Biology and Chemistry majors.
50 University of Northern Iowa Biology Seminar Series offering second session on basics of pond building and water gardening, March 9, 16, and 23
Public Relations News Release 1999:270, p.1
2/23/2000 UNI's Biology Seminar Series topic, "Pondscapes", will be offered for a second spring session.

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