Topic: "Biology"

Dancing Is Serious Business for Honey Bee, Say Researchers

November 3, 2014

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Honey bees are in trouble. They face threats from all sides: disease, parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Exacerbating these problems is poor nutrition. To achieve a healthy diet, honey bees use the “waggle dance” to communicate with their nest mates about where to find the tastiest, most nutritious flowers. Dancing is an essential means […]

Conference to Explore Intersection of Science, Faith

October 7, 2014

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Is the Bible really opposed to evolution? How should human origins be understood in light of Genesis and science? Biblical experts John H. Walton and C. John Collins and biologist Jeffrey Schloss will discuss these questions and more at a conference titled “The Bible, Evolution and Human Origins: Starting Conversations.” The all-day event takes place […]

Professors Co-Author Programming Book for Biologists

September 29, 2014

Computing for Biologists

With its ability to process vast amounts of data, computing is revolutionizing the practice of biology. An interdisciplinary duo at Harvey Mudd College have taken a complicated topic and created a textbook to equip students with the skills to write programs for solving a range of biological problems. Eliot Bush, associate professor of biology, and […]

Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Features Moody Lecturer

September 22, 2014

Personal, Trachette Jackson

In an effort to change the face of cancer research, Trachette L. Jackson has built her career on collaborative study and educational activities that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. She combines mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and in vivo tumor vascularization experimentation to gain a deeper understanding of tumor growth and vascular structure at the molecular, […]

NSF Grant Enables Engineers and Biologists to Study Migratory Populations

September 8, 2014

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The natural, periodic migration patterns of humans, animals, insects and even bacteria provide us with information essential in making decisions that affect our environment, health, finances and safety. Seeking to better understand these movements, Harvey Mudd Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has teamed with biologist Chris Lowe of California State University, Long Beach and […]

NSF Funds Computer Science Research in Evolutionary Biology

August 20, 2014

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Pairings of interacting organisms, like parasites and their hosts, interact in complex ways. A Harvey Mudd team of computational biologists seeking to better understand these interactions has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department, was awarded a continuing […]

Harvey Mudd Introduces New Faculty

July 2, 2014

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They are tasked with a tall order: Help ensure that a steady stream of passionate problem solvers is available to address the world’s most pressing issues. Five new tenure-track faculty members, whose appointments are effective July 1, have agreed to bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College and embrace this challenge. Jim Boerkoel joins the […]

Moody Lecture Explores the Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design

March 24, 2014

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Many natural systems have evolved to perform certain tasks—climbing, sensing, swimming—as perfectly as possible within the limits set by the laws of physics. This observation can be used both to guide engineering design and to gain insights into the form and function of biological systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi explores these themes […]

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