Why the popular new major neuroscience and behavior is creating exciting collaborations across campus
By 9 a.m. on a Friday morning, Kim Bixby, a senior from Portsmouth, R.I., has already dissected a horseshoe crab with the help of Win Watson, professor of zoology. They started at 7:30. Now she’s learning how to prepare the horseshoe crab’s brain for staining with antibodies. It’s a painstaking process that will take several days. But Bixby takes it all in stride; after all she’s already worked for two and a half years in psychology professor Jill McGaughy’s lab. Initially a psychology major, when the new neuroscience and behavior major was approved last year, she switched over. “Psychology interested me for the ‘why’ questions, and the biological sciences challenged me to discover the ‘how’ questions. With the new major, I get to explore both,” Bixby notes. ›› Read more.
An anthropology student in Belize on his first archaeological field research trip has helped identify the homestead of a prominent U.S. Confederate soldier from Alabama who fled the country after the Civil War. ›› Read more.
A remarkable group of new faculty has joined the College this year. Liberal Arts welcomes four assistant professors, all with impressive credentials, and a number of lecturers, including faculty who are teaching the inaugural class of international students participating in Navitas at UNH and faculty from China joining the Confucius Institute. ›› Read more.
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