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Anna Sher (Biological Sciences) presents at TEDxMileHigh (August 15, 2016)

What can invasive plants can teach us about leadership? Anna Sher's TEDx talk has the answer.

Mark Siemens and Sam Alperin (Physics & Astronomy) take a close look at the optics of “twisted light” (August 3, 2016)

The faculty-student team aims to demonstrate simple and inexpensive ways to generate and measure twisted light. Read more: Physics With a Twist (DU Newsroom)

Taylor Firman (Physics & Astronomy) featured in Office of Graduate Studies profile (August 2, 2016)

Taylor Firman, who's earning a PhD in the Molecular & Cellular Biophysics Program, examines randomness in gene networks in order to shed light on previously unexplored areas of research in quantitative biology. Read more: Graduate Citings: Tales from the Field – Taylor Firman

DU partners with Sweden's University of Lund for biological sciences degree (July 26, 2016)

A new collaboration between DU and the University of Lund will allow biology students to spend their first three years at DU, followed by two years at LU. In the process, they'll earn a bachelor's degree from DU and master's from LU. Learn more: DU Partners With One of the World’s Oldest Universities (DU Newsroom)

NSM faculty host summer science camp for DPS middle school girls (July 20, 2016)

Sixteen middle school girls from Denver Public Schools are on campus catching insects, building circuits, writing computer code and making new friends. Read more: Science and Fun: DU hosts summer camp for middle school girls (DU Newsroom)

Whitley Lehto (Biological Sciences) wins NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for epigenetics study on stickleback fish (July 14, 2016)

Lehto has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, making her the first student in Biological Sciences to receive the award. She'll now be able to take her three-spined stickleback fish research to the next level. Read more: Like Father, Like Daughter: Doctoral researcher looks at stickleback fish epigenetics (DU Newsroom)

Bob Stencel (Physics & Astronomy) weighs in on Juno space probe (July 7, 2016)

"If it turns out Jupiter is denser than lead, that would be a surprise. If it turns out Jupiter is the consistency of a Hostess Twinkie cake, that would be a surprise.” Read more about Bob Stencel's take on the Juno space probe in NASA’s Juno Space Probe Makes It to Jupiter's Orbit (DU Newsroom)

Martin Margittai (Chemistry & Biochemistry) takes a close look at Alzheimer's disease (June 30, 2016)

Learn more about Martin Margittai's research on protein build-ups in the brain that are related to Alzheimer's disease: Fight Against Alzheimer’s Comes to a DU Lab (DU Newsroom)

New recruitment video highlights Environmental Science major (June 23, 2016)

Learn more about the Environmental Science major offered by the Department of Geography & the Environment in this new video from Undergraduate Admissions: Environmental Science at DU (YouTube)

NSM hosts the 2016 Front Range Cytoskeleton Meeting (June 7, 2016)

On June 7, more than 100 researchers from the Front Range and beyond gathered in Olin Hall for the 2016 Front Range Cytoskeleton Meeting, organized by Todd Blankenship in Biological Sciences. The event, which included a keynote address by Bruce Goode of Brandeis University, featured speakers and a poster session. The meeting covered the roles that actin and microtubule cytoskeletons play in cell physiology and human disease processes.

Schuyler van Engelenburg (Biological Sciences) awarded Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award (June 7, 2016)

Schuyler van Engelenburg has been awarded a $235,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. He is the first University of Denver researcher to receive this honor, which was granted to only 10 Colorado scientists this year. Read more in Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators (DU Magazine).