The biology department provides an outstanding and rigorous classroom- and laboratory- based education to majors and non-majors and is committed to developing and supporting interdisciplinary innovations. The department places a high value on developing skills in critical thinking, collaborative work, communication, and problem solving, while also fostering the values of integrity, responsibility, and empathy for other organisms. Promoting science as an integral part of the liberal arts, students are prepared for careers addressing societal challenges. A broad biological foundation combined with opportunities for exploration of specific areas is emphasized.
Biology Dept. Announces 2013 Yeatman Award Recipients
October 2, 2013
The Department of Biology presented students Meg Armisted, Linnea Carver and Mengqi (April) Shi with the 2013 Harry C. Yeatman Award in Biology at the annual Department Junior-Senior Event Sunday, September 22nd.
David Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen” named runner-up for PEN Award
August 14, 2013
PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights organization, has announced that Biology Professor David Haskell is the runner-up for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book "The Forest Unseen."
Linnea Carver, C’14, awarded Cave Conservancy Foundation Fellowship
July 24, 2013
Linnea Carver (C’14) has been awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Fellowship in Karst Studies from the Cave Conservancy Foundation. The Cave Conservancy Foundation awards this fellowship each year to an undergraduate studying caves and karst in any field, including but not limited to archeology, biology, engineering, geography, geology, and social sciences.