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Behind the scenes at the Cleveland Zoo

My Vertebrate Biology students venture to Cleveland again, this time to take a behind the scenes tour at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from Alan Sironen, the Curator of Carnivores and Large Animals (maybe the best job title ever). Alan showed us the stables, containing zebras (above) and two species of gazelle, including […]

An evening with Neil Shubin

Students in my vertebrate biology class made the trek up to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to see Dr. Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago talk about his 2006 discovery of Tiktaalik, an important transitional fossil in tetrapod evolution. After reading some of his papers, chapters from his new book […]

AU faculty attend a workshop on undergraduate research

AU was accepted to a National Science Foundation funded conference at Hope College in Michigan on institutionalizing undergraduate research . This was a great weekend organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research to help institutions build on their current undergraduate research programs by linking us up with facilitators with highly successful existing programs. […]