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What's New on the Website
• Upcoming Events (04-22-14)
• Dept News (04-09-14)
• Advisee-Advisor Lists (03-03-14)
• Faculty Schedules uploaded (01-22-14)
• Student Opportunities (03-27-13)
• Western Research Day (WRD) is Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Science Building. View student research and creative works. For more information, visit the official WRD website. (posted 04-10-14)
• Ryan Fryer, from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, will speak on "The Impact of Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Research in Drug Discovery". Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 4:00 pm. Science Building 219. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. (posted 04-22-14).
• Advisee–Advisor lists for Fall 2014 registration are now available at the Forms webpage. View the lists sorted "by advisee last name" or "by advisor last name". (posted 03-03-14)
• BIO 198 Introduction to Tropical Field Biology in Costa Rica.March 15-23, 2014. The YouTube video of the trip is now available. (posted 04-09-14)
• Student Melissa Di Nino was awarded a scholarship from the Danbury Garden Club. (posted 04-08-14)
• Dr. Neeta Connally has been awarded the Board of Regents Faculty Research Award for WCSU. Congratulations, Neeta! (posted 03-18-14)
• WCSU Communications major, Joshua Riddle, a former BIO 100 student, has made a documentary highlighting the ecological threat to Candlewood Lake. Featured in the film are WCSU BIO faculty. See it here on YouTube. (posted 02-26-14)
• Two Biology majors have earned awards this year. Meghan Bresson has been awarded "Most Outstanding Graduating Senior". Jake Lipinsky has been awarded "Most Promising Undergraduate". Extend your congratulations when you see these two students. (posted 02-26-14)
• Drs. Mitch Wagener and Ed Wong, along with adjunct instructor Larry Marsicano and several WCSU Biology students—including Rebekah White and Jean-Luc Plante—are highlighted in a News-Times article describing research into the zebra mussel infestation in Lakes Zoar and Lillinonah. (posted 10-28-13)
• Dr. Neeta Connally has a paper published entitled "Selection of Neighborhood Controls for a Population-Based Lyme Disease Case-Control Study by Using a Commercial Marketing Database." Neeta P. Connally; Kimberly Yousey-Hindes; James Meek. American Journal of Epidemiology 2013; doi: 10.1093/aje/kws464 (posted 04-23-13)
• Dr. Neeta Connally is highlighted in a News-Times article describing a project to study the effect of insecticide-treated mice on the incidence of Lyme disease. (posted 04-09-13)
• The "Building a Bridge to Improve Student Success" program — a collaboration between WCSU and area public schools — has earned recognition in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Biology faculty involved with the Bridge program over the past four years include: Patrice Boily, Katherine Ierace, Thomas Lonergan, Salvatore Sidoti, Stephen "Mitch" Wagener, and Edwin Wong. (posted 03-26-13)
• The Zebra Mussel Monitoring Project — a joint effort between WCSU Biology and the Candlewood Lake Authority — has earned recognition in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Biology faculty involved in the project include Stephen "Mitch" Wagener and Edwin Wong. A number of undergraduates, graduate students, and community volunteers are also involved in this project to assess the invasion or potential for invasion by this invasive species in the Housatonic River, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, and Candlewood Lake. (posted 03-26-13)
Older News Items
• Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For more information, check out the club webpage or contact the advisor, Dr. Dora Pinou.
• Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Ed Wong.
• WCSU Beekeepers Club is welcoming new members. For details, contact its advisor, Dr. Mitch Wagener.
• Advisor's lists, program planning sheets, and other forms are available from the Forms page .