Archives for Biology

Writing the Personal and the Profound

For most professors, writing and publishing in their disciplines is a regular extension of their scholarship. But when writing becomes personal—and passionate—it has a different impact on both the audience and the scholar. Recently, three Gordon professors saw such pieces published. In the current issue of Commonweal Magazine, Agnes Howard, associate professor of English and history, explores the difficult but crucial Read full article »

Boorse Invited to Address National Leaders During Climate Week NYC

Invited as one of only 20 speakers to address an influential group of leaders, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, will be making brief remarks at the opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC 2013 on Monday, September 24, at the Morgan Library & Museum, and participating in a panel discussion later. Because of her work on the NAE report, Loving the Read full article »

Public Scholarship: Faculty Lend Expertise to the News

July has been a busy media month for several Gordon professors as they've discussed their expertise with national and regional journalists, and offered unique perspectives for the public with their observations on current issues. Here are a few examples of how Gordon professors are helping shape public discussions:   On July 19, Ruth Melkonian Hoover, chair and associate professor of political Read full article »

Six Faculty + Summer Grant = Interesting Scholarship

Each summer at Gordon, the Provost's Office invites applications for small grants that Faculty can use toward ongoing research and scholarship in between academic years. This summer, six were awarded stipends, ranging in projects from screenwriting and data reviews to humanitarian logistics and fiction writing. Here are two recipients, with the others to follow: For his project called,"Impacts of habitat fragmentation on Read full article »

Writing the Textbook for the Environment

Dick Wright and Dorothy Boorse recently celebrated the release of their co-authored text with students at Gordon.These past several months, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, hasn't been in the thick of the marshes as much as usual. Instead, she's been in the thick of words, writing and editing a new edition of a textbook on the environment.  Boorse co-authored Read full article »

Story/Topp Win Grant to Help Pastors Gain Scientific Literacy

Craig Story (l) and Justin Topp Clergy and pastors are not always informed on scientific issues, in part because religion and science have traditionally seemed at odds. But two biology professors hope to change that, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the BioLogos Foundation. The project, “Moving Pastors Toward Scientific Literacy,” is the work of Craig Story, associate professor of biology Read full article »

Center for Faith & Inquiry Honors Faculty Scholarship: Part II

In an effort to promote outstanding scholarship that can reach both professional and public/church audiences, the Center for Faith and Inquiry recently announced its inaugural Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations to the follow faculty! David Lumsdaine Professor of Political Science, David Lumsdaine will explore the implications of “Biblical and Ethical Perspectives on International Affairs”: "As Christians, and simply as citizens concerned with Read full article »

The Superbowl of Birding, Really

Greg Keller Instead of a helmet, Greg Keller, associate professor of conservation biology, grabbed his binoculars to compete in the tenth annual "Superbowl of Birding" on January 26, 2013, at the Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, MA. Held in Pennsylvania and Delaware in years past, this year's birdwatching competition took place during New England's arctic season and invited participates Read full article »

The Benefits of E. coli, and Other Collaborative Efforts

No one does science alone. In fact, Justin Topp, associate professor of biology, is proof, having watched many opportunities present themselves as a result of his involvement in the formation of the North Shore Biotechnology Consortium. Topp believes the Consortium will benefit both faculty and staff in the sciences across the North Shore.  Here's a glimpse of the partnerships and projects Read full article »

Zheng Elected President of New England Society for Microscopy

Ming Zheng Ming Zheng, professor of biology, might be on sabbatical this semester, but he's as busy as ever with his scholarship and professional contributions. In fact, on Friday, November 30th, Zheng will help lead Gordon in hosting the 46th Annual Fall Symposium & Business Meeting of the New England Society of Microscopy (NESM). Founded in 1967, the NESM's purpose is to Read full article »