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Biology and environmental science professor, Dr. Joe Matanoski, just wrote an OpEd for the Baltimore Sun on the problems with drinking bottled water as a healthier alternative to tap water.  ...Click here to read more.

Dr. Keith Johnson has been working with Coastal Conservation Association, Kent Island Scuba, and the Chesapeake Bay foundation on a project to create and monitor a new artificial reef near Tilghman Island since 2012.   ...Click here to read more.

Homecoming is just around the corner! First up is the Alumni Affinity Reunion (for tickets click here) in the new Manning Academic Center.  We can’t wait to catch up with you, hear what you’re doing, and show off our new home....

In April, Dr. Mark Norris helped lead and present a 3 week series on Environmental Stewardship at the Reisterstown United Methodist Church. The weekly topics included: our relationship with nature, our impact on the environment (including climate change), and environmental justice. This was done in preparation for and recognition of Earth Day.

Adjunct Professor and research advisor Dr. Matthew Tucker is a co-author on a paper that was just published in the Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology titled, Evaluation of cytosine DNA methylation of the Biomphalaria glabrata at shock protein 70 locus after biological and physiological stresses. In this study, the researchers measured DNA methylation levels of the heat shock 70 protein in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, which is a host for the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni. The study found changes in methylation levels which may have implications for the transmission of this parasitic disease. You can find the full paper here

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