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Biochemistry major in tune with Ireland
Emily Erickson was in an unfamiliar land, but had a familiar companion: her viola. As she pulled the horsehair bow over the strings, medleys of melodies accompanied her as she studied for an exam at University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland.
Howling with the wolves is part of her job
Rachel Vanausdall ran through wolf facts and information on her way to Howl Night at Wolf Park in Battle Ground. Under the direction of Vanausdall and other staff members, Wolf Park visitors learned about wolves and howled at the moon with them.
Alum sinks his teeth into global projects
By the time he was 16, Ian Barnard was certain he wanted to become a veterinarian. But before he even earned his bachelor's degree in animal sciences in 2011, he knew he wanted to pursue a different dream—one he could really sink his teeth into.
Outreach efforts make insect myths bug off
Sean Tormoehlen enjoys going to elementary schools and showing creepy crawly insects to kids. But his goal isn't to make the kids run in terror; he's teaching them how important insects are—a lesson he learned when he was their age.
Greenhouse job cultivates opportunities
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Inside the life science greenhouse complex in Lilly Hall the smells of soil and plants saturate the humid air. To Joe Atha, a senior sustainable agronomic systems: agronomic management major from Oxford, Indiana, it smells like opportunities.