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William Woods biology students study nature in the “Best Trails State”

William Woods Undergraduate

In 2013 the state of Missouri earned the title “Best Trails State” by American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization that supports biking, riding and hiking trails across the U.S. Since then, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has put in place the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, encouraging Missourians to get outside, get active and experience the beauty […]

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December 5th, 2016

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Bachelors in biology students learn the keys to living a zero-waste lifestyle

William Woods Undergraduate

What if, as a biology student, you really lived the lessons learned in Introduction to Environmental Science about conserving the environment and preserving clean air and clean water? If you carried a reusable water bottle with you to refill throughout the day, or when you went to the grocery store you brought your own reusable […]

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September 15th, 2016

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Biology students learn the importance of conservation from The World’s Oldest Living Things

William Woods Undergraduate

Aside from the health of our planet and the living things that dwell within, there are some breathtakingly glorious things that occur when we practice careful conservation and when we pay attention to preserving the beauty of life here on this planet. In a TED Talk, artist and photographer Rachel Sussman shares a project she […]

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July 1st, 2016

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How molecular biology will help feed the world

William Woods Undergraduate

The current world population is 7.3 billion, and is expected to reach 9.7 billion people by the year 2050. With that, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates we will need to increase food production by 70 percent in the next 35 years to meet the growing number of mouths to feed […]

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April 26th, 2016

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The future looks promising for pre-medicine bachelors in biology students

William Woods Undergraduate

In January, U.S. News & World Report released the “Best Jobs of 2016” rankings, and in a list of 100 jobs spread across a wide variety of fields, healthcare related careers filled nine of the top ten job slots – a promising outlook for bachelors in biology students interested in a future in medicine. This […]

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February 26th, 2016

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Spotlight Career for Bachelors of Biology Students: Veterinary Medicine

William Woods Undergraduate

A recent study conducted by Payscale.com, surveyed over two million workers on whether or not they felt their work contributed to making the world a better place. They compared this data with the annual income across 24 job categories and over 500 unique job titles and measured the overlap of job meaning and salary to […]

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January 14th, 2016

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The Art of Napping: the biology of a good night’s sleep

William Woods Undergraduate

On October 12, Dr. Anna Hulbert of University Physicians presented on “The Art of Napping” as part of the Wisdom for Wellness LEAD event series. At the event, Hulbert spoke on sleep hygiene, signs of sleepiness, sleep need, sleep stages, the art of napping and the effects of sleep on overall health. She also touched […]

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December 7th, 2015

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