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Hollins Students to Conduct Summer Research through Virginia Tech’s Global Change Center

Hollins Students to Conduct Summer Research through Virginia Tech’s Global Change Center

Through the Hollins Partnership program, Aqsa Fazal ’23, Olivia Sacci ’24, and Jessica Willebeek-LeMair ’23 will gain undergraduate research experiences this summer in collaboration with faculty at Virginia Tech.

By Researching the Gut Microbiome, Hana Olof ’22 Seeks Ways to Strengthen Immune Systems

By Researching the Gut Microbiome, Hana Olof ’22 Seeks Ways to Strengthen Immune Systems

Hana Olof ’22, a biology major and psychology minor, intends to become one of the scientists who unlocks the mysteries of the gut microbiome and harnesses its potentially considerable impact.

With Major Conference Presentations and an Academic Journal Publication, Emily Lauletta ’22 Plans a Research Career in Gender and Women’s Studies

With Major Conference Presentations and an Academic Journal Publication, Emily Lauletta ’22 Plans a Research Career in Gender and Women’s Studies

Emily Lauletta ’22, who is majoring in GWS and minoring in social justice, was accepted at four graduate schools and this fall will be attending Claremont Graduate University in California, where she will pursue an M.A. in applied gender studies.

For Faith Clarkson ’22, the Path to Becoming a Historian Runs through Hollins

For Faith Clarkson ’22, the Path to Becoming a Historian Runs through Hollins

As she wrapped up her high school career, Faith Clarkson ’22 wasn’t sure what she wanted to study in college. But, after visiting Hollins University’s website, she was convinced she had found the perfect school to guide her.

With a Passion for Working in Reproductive Health, Alea Rodriguez ’23 Earns Both Internship and Research Experience

With a Passion for Working in Reproductive Health, Alea Rodriguez ’23 Earns Both Internship and Research Experience

Alea Rodriguez ’23 is a self-described “go-getter,” and that quality is a major reason why the biology major and chemistry minor is on her way to achieving her goal of a career in women’s health and the treatment of infertility.

Hollins Students Present Research on Cross-Race Effect to the Southeastern Psychological Association

Hollins Students Present Research on Cross-Race Effect to the Southeastern Psychological Association

Hana Olof ’22 and Soha Munir ’23 joined Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Alex Wooten in representing Hollins at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), held March 23 – 26 at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Hollins Chemistry Students, Faculty Featured at ACS National Meeting

Hollins Chemistry Students, Faculty Featured at ACS National Meeting

Three Hollins University students and their professor were among the presenters at this spring’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Megan Brown ’23, Tram Nguyen ’24, Nupur Sehgal ’23, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Son Nguyen attended the event, which was held March 19-22 in San Diego.

“Every Day Was a Different Kind of Adventure”: Environmental Science Major Studies Wolves in Minnesota

“Every Day Was a Different Kind of Adventure”: Environmental Science Major Studies Wolves in Minnesota

Through Osprey Wilds, a learning center in east central Minnesota, Virginia Lucey ’24 spent two weeks studying wolves at the Wildlife Science Center and International Wolf Center, and also actively tracked wild wolves in forests, on the ice, and during radio telemetry flights.

With Compassion for Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sajila Kanwal ’22 Lays the Groundwork for a Career in Public Health

With Compassion for Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sajila Kanwal ’22 Lays the Groundwork for a Career in Public Health

In January 2022, Sajila Kanwal ’22 will begin an internship with Ipas, a nonprofit organization that promotes initiatives around the world to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. She’s applying to graduate school public health programs and is “definitely looking forward to seeing what the future brings for me in terms of opportunities and options. I’m open to everything that interests me and see the best in each possibility.”

Student/Faculty Research Team Applauded at Academic Conference

Student/Faculty Research Team Applauded at Academic Conference

Kayla Richardson ’24 and Professor of Political Science Edward Lynch recently presented a paper on Catholic social thought and free market theory at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.

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