Sewanee: The University of the South

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.

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Biology Dept. Announces 2014-2015 Yeatman Award Recipients

October 2, 2014

The 2014-2015 Harry C. Yeatman Award in Biology was awarded to Angelica De Freitas and Callie Oldfield at the annual Biology Department Junior-Senior Event on Sunday, September 28th.

New Biology Professor has Research Highlighted at Annual Society Meeting

August 11, 2014

Incoming faculty member Dr. Brandon C. Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology has his reproductive biology research Highlighted.

Dr. John R. Palisano And Dr. Francis X. Hart Present Four Years Of Research Collaboration

July 29, 2014

Dr. John R. Palisano, Department of Biology and Dr. Francis X. Hart, Department of Physics, have collaborated during the last four years on a project. This investigation was presented in two posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry in July, 2014.

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Biology Seminar Series

Gailor Auditorium (Room G11 Gailor Hall)

Mon, November 03, 2014 - 4:30 pm5:30 pm

This week we will have 2 guest speakers. Alumni Jordan M. Casey '09 with a talk entitled "Fish, Germs, and Reefs: How the farming behavior of damselfishes shapes coral reef communities". Along with Simon J. Brandl Ph.D. with a talk entitled "Friends with benefits: social, morphological, and environmental traits drive functional niche partitioning in reef fish communities".

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October 2014