Spring 2018 Newsletter
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|Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
As I write this message, it is currently spring break, undergraduate students are mostly away from campus, all of us here are taking deep breaths getting ready to plunge into the rest of spring semester, and we remain hopeful that spring on the calendar will bring slightly improved weather. It is a time of change, beginnings and endings. Graduate students are preparing to defend their dissertations, seniors are accepting offers for graduate school, medical school, and jobs, we are eagerly awaiting acceptances from incoming graduate students and talking to undergraduates already here who wish to join our labs. From a new position as department chair, I can see these yearly events even more easily than I did as a regular faculty member.
As you heard last year, some changes are also in the works. While an addition to Iacocca is not happening immediately, plans for new dormitory space and the new College of Health are moving forward – you can find information about those on Lehigh’s web site. We expect more undergraduate students next year, and every year in the near future.
Biological Sciences faculty and students have published interesting research, started new collaborations, earned grant awards and more. Some have been politically active in working to improve funding for science and support of graduate student education. On South Mountain, we welcomed a new Professor of Practice this year. She is continuing to integrate active learning into our core courses. We plan to work towards expanding our use of these teaching and learning techniques with new faculty next year. Read about this, and more, in the current edition of the newsletter. Check out additional news (awards, additional publications, and more) on the Department web site.
Most of all, be in touch! Let us know what you are doing, stop by and visit, you can find us on Facebook, you are welcome to the annual undergraduate poster session, and we look forward to seeing you and/or hearing your news.
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