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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments
09.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]
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Vigueira Joins HPU Biology Department
08.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Cynthia Vigueira as an assistant professor of biology. Vigueira will teach genetics and other biology courses while also mentoring students in research projects. “My hope is to guide students in developing their long term goals as well as mentor them in the […]
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Freshman Profile: A Holistic Education
08.20.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student who reflects HPU’s values of a holistic education, bringing a well-rounded background of academics, athletics and volunteerism. Name: Joshua Berg High school attended: The International Baccalaureate at South Iredell High School […]
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Dr. Nicole Hughes Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award
06.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 2, 2014 – Dr. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at HPU, recently received the Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during the 2014 commencement ceremony. The award is presented to recognize a full-time faculty member for exemplary accomplishments in their research and creative endeavors. A world-renowned plant biologist who studies […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Jennifer Silk Ventures to Medical School
04.30.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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HPU Adds Vigueira as Assistant Professor of Biology
09.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Patrick Vigueira to the faculty as visiting assistant professor of biology. Vigueira, who is an expert in microbiology, molecular parasitology and nutrition, will teach biology courses and lead undergraduates in independent research. “I am excited to join an institution that provides me the opportunity […]
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Biology Major Earns Position Studying Emerald Ash Borer
08.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hired Elizabeth Reardon, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Sandwich, Massachusetts native, to study invasive insect species in various regions of New England over the summer. The biology major’s work focused on the biological control of the Emerald Ash Borer around […]
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Freshman Profile: A Focus on the Sciences
08.11.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student focused on the sciences and two of HPU’s largest majors. Name: Melanie Maldonado High school attended: Taos High School in Taos, N.M. Accomplishments: Maldonado’s resume is teeming with countless awards and accomplishments. […]
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HPU Receives NC Biotechnology Center Grant
05.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2014 – High Point University has been awarded an Institutional Development Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) to support scientific research at HPU. The university will receive up to $77,186 by the NCBC, and HPU has agreed to an additional 25 percent match to purchase additional cell culture […]
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HPU Welcomes New Biology Department Chair
08.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2013 – Dr. Angela Bauer was recently hired as the new biology department chair at High Point University. In her role, Bauer will head the department and teach courses in endocrinology, women’s health and a first year seminar on the biology of sex and gender development. “I am thrilled to […]
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Biology Club Visits Washington, D.C.
05.4.2012
Students in the Biology Club at High Point University recently enhanced their knowledge about biological and scientific interests outside of the traditional classroom setting with a recent trip to Washington, D.C. As part of the trip, members of the biology club and three faculty advisers visited the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and various museums.
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HPU Welcomes Srougi as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
09.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – Melissa Srougi recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Chemistry Department. Srougi, a Toledo, Ohio, native, will teach biochemistry and chemistry courses and labs as well as perform independent research with undergraduate students. Her research focuses on cancer biology […]
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HPU Breaks Record with New Student Enrollment
08.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 – High Point University will welcome 1,470 new students to campus on Aug. 23 during the annual Move In Day – the largest number of new students in the university’s history. The 1,470 students joining the HPU family this fall are greater than the size of the total undergraduate […]
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Biology Major Gains Research Experience at Internship
07.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2014 – Ivy Cocklereece, a biology major at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, is interning with Ocular Systems Inc. The company’s goal is to provide physicians with innovative surgical solutions to help patients improve their vision. As an intern, Cocklereece works on a team researching regenerative medicine and processes […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Colleen Quinn Follows Her Dream to Dental School
05.7.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Coffield Joins Biology Department
10.7.2011
Dr. Vernon M. Coffield recently joined High Point University as a visiting assistant professor of biology. Coffield, who recently moved from Raleigh, will be responsible for both teaching classes and mentoring students participating in the biology department's senior seminar.
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