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Biology and History Major’s Research Featured in The Atlantic Magazine

Alum Nadine Lysiak ’03 double majored in Biology and History (with Honors) and, as a junior, won a highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. From Gustavus, Nadine went on to earn her Ph.D. in marine biology from Boston University, which has led her to various teaching […]

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management)

Sheng Yang published an article, “Entry and Exit Decisions with Switching Regime Excess Capacity,” in International Advances in Economic Research. Applying the switching regime methods of Goldfeld and Quandt to a logit model, the study examines how expected excess capacity fosters impediments to entry and incentives to exit in the U.S. aluminum industry.

Dave Stamps (Music) and Mara Klein (Marketing and Communication)

Dave Stamps and Mara Klein received a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation to help support the 2019 Jazz Jamboree, an event which invites area high school jazz bands and their directors for a day of jazz performance, masterclasses, and a community concert featuring jazz headliners and the Gustavus Jazz Band.

Laura Triplett (Geology)

Laura Triplett received a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency, funded by the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. In collaboration with Gustavus colleagues and partners at Great River Greening and the Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District, Laura will conduct this four-year, nearly $804,000 project which will include […]

Amanda Nienow (Chemistry)

Amanda Nienow received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Environmental Chemical Science program for her three-year project: Determination of the Kinetic Expressions and Mechanisms of the Photochemical Degradation and Oxidation of Dicamba. Amanda will research the processes influencing interactions of this herbicide in environmental and agricultural settings.

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemistry of Life program to support his three year research project: Applications of 19F NMR to evaluate non-human bromodomain molecular recognition. Scott’s research aims to better understand genetic mechanisms in parasites that cause disease, specifically the malaria-causing P. Falciparum.

Lisa Heldke Delivers Keynote at Italian Food Conference

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor Lisa Heldke delivers a keynote address on the ethics of eating at a conference on food at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. PERUGIA, Italy—Professor Lisa Heldke of Gustavus Adolphus College presented a keynote speech at the bi-annual Food Conference: Perugia, an international scholarly meeting hosted by the Umbra Institute’s Center […]

Greg Kaster, 2018 Carlson Award Winner, History Department

Greg Kaster First, congratulations to our graduates, the wonderful class of 2018. Second, a word of explanation. This award is usually presented by the previous year’s recipient. It is given at graduation and the recipient does not know before hand. Unfortunately, Pam Kittelson had a family commitment she made before she won the award, which […]

Patricia Reeder, 2018 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Winner, Psychological Science Department

Patricia Reeder was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching. The award honors the memory of two Gustavus students and members of the Student Senate, Greg Swenson and Holly Bunn, who were killed in a car accident in 1989. Presented each year at Honors Day, this is the only award […]

Laura Burrack, 2018 Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award Winner, Biology Department

Laura Burrack was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus faculty member for an outstanding peer-reviewed publication that contributes to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College. Neocentromeres Provide Chromosome Segregation Accuracy and […]