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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

Faculty and students alike could be seen at the tailgate walking around eating food and enjoying all of the free giveaways. Homecoming is traditionally a time for alumni to return and see old faculty and meet new members. This year was no different as many alumni from many different majors in the School of the Sciences returned for the festivities. All photos from the event can be seen on the Facebook Page in the Homecoming Album.

Sarah Walsh has joined the SU community as a Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences from her previous faculty position at North Carolina State in Raleigh. Mrs. Walsh is teaching Anatomy and General Biology Laboratory. She is very excited about the opportunity to work at a smaller university that offers more hands-on experience and one-on-one interactions with the students.  She has enjoyed getting to know all of her students and looks forward to watching them progress during their academic career at Stevenson. Welcome to SU Mrs. Walsh!

After joining Stevenson for a one year visiting faculty position in 2014, Dr. Danna is now a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. Danna is teaching Anatomy and General Biology Laboratory this semester. Prior to Stevenson, Dr. Danna was a faculty member at the Community College of Baltimore County and Howard Community College. Dr. Danna has really enjoyed teaching and interacting with the students at SU and she is looking forward to getting to discuss biology with both students and faculty that are interested in the field. Welcome to SU Dr. Danna!

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