Tag: Biology

Leucistic turkey an unusual sighting — Prof. Howe comments

Iron Mountain residents (or there-a-bouts) have had an unusual visitor this winter. A white turkey. The bird is not an albino, but has a condition noted as leucism — documented in a wide number of birds, from penguins in the Antarctic to barnacle geese in Norway. See photos. “But it seems to turn up more […]

Campus informed of the passing of philanthropic supporter Imogene Johnson

Imogene Johnson, widow of Samuel Johnson, passed on March 3, 2018. She and her late husband were community-minded and philanthropic and are the donors for the Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies (currently held by Prof. Amy Wolf) in honor of Samuel’s late father. See […]

Provost Davis announces Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Georgia Nix Miller Endowed Scholarship in Biology

Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Georgia Miller are donors for a new endowed scholarship aimed to provide financial assistance to UW-Green Bay Biology students. UW-Green Bay Biology has grown significantly in recent years — from 117 students enrolled in Fall of 2013 to 176 enrolled in fall of 2017. Both Chancellor and Georgia Miller have […]

Applications being accepted for Paul and Thea Sagar Scholarship in Memory of Edward W. Weidner

Please encourage students to apply for The Sager Scholarship. It recognizes a UW-Green Bay undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in scientific writing resulting from a classroom or extracurricular academic activity. Many different activities at UW-Green Bay can provide the basis for a Sager Scholarship submission. Examples include a scientific manuscript based on independent student research; […]

Research in the Rotunda participants announced

The Office of Grants & Research has announced the UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate researchers participating in University of Wisconsin System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda, April 11, 2018, in the Capitol Rotunda (Madison). Out of more than 25 exceptional student research abstracts submitted for consideration, only six research posters were chosen to be presented. The following […]

Draney talks bed bugs spread through books

UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney was interviewed this week about Bed Bugs. (See a previous story, Buggers of Brown County.) Draney brings his (bug) expertise to the Brown County Bed Bug Taskforce. WBAY localized a national story about the possibility of bed bugs being spread through books. “Bed bugs are definitely attracted to inanimate objects […]

Next Baird Creek Hike is Feb. 17, 2018

Conditions permitting (watch Facebook and bairdcreek.org), attend the “Intro to Ecology” hike Feb. 1, 2018 at the Baird Creek Greenway. The hike will be held at 1p.m. starting at Christa McAuliffe Park, and will be led by Charlie Frisk, BCPF President and retired environmental science teacher. Baird Creek has over 400 plant species and 18 […]

Reminder: ‘Searching for Sustainability’ playing here, Feb. 13

A fascinating documentary, Searching for Sustainability will be shown on campus, Feb. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C of the University Union. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Human Biology) were involved as experts in the film. Included that evening is a discussion panel featuring […]

UW-Green Bay featured in ‘Into the Outdoors’ this weekend

A 30-minute repackaging of several “Searching for Sustainability” video segments will be airing as an Into the Outdoors broadcast Dec. 23-24 on Wisconsin Public Television. The broadcast features a segment with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Deb Pearson speaking about the connections between food production, food quality and human health. Issues in the Green Bay area are featured as […]

UW-Green Bay-led wild rice planting continues to make headlines

The efforts of area conservation professionals and volunteers in restoring the Bay of Green Bay by seeding wild rice have not gone unnoticed. This UW-Green Bay led project was featured in a news story on TheCountryToday.com. Amy Carrozzino-Lyon, Green Bay Restoration Project Coordinator at UW-Green Bay was quoted saying, “Wild rice is one of our native plants, […]