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Physics meets biology at USFSP symposium

Physics meets biology at symposium

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will host an event titled "Leonardo Da Vinci Symposium: Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine" on July 18 at the campus' Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Students enrolled in the summer bio-physics course taught by professor Leon Hardy will present the sessions, a series of conversations on the application of physics to the life sciences. Topics will range from the importance of the hydrogen bond to the physics of childbirth.

"Physics is at the core of so many disciplines in the sciences," said Frank Biafora, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "This is a great opportunity to get to hear firsthand how Dr. Hardy is working with the biology department to strengthen our position in pre-medical sciences."

The symposium will be held at 1 p.m. in the library's Poynter's Corner. It is free and open to the public.

Eckerd bolsters admission staff

The Program for Experienced Learners at Eckerd College has hired Emily Crisman as an admission counselor.

Crisman has nine years of recruitment experience, much of it in higher education, and will help coordinate student recruitment by seeking corporate referrals, attending career and education fairs, and helping develop new ways to attract more students to the program.

The program gives adults with at least one year of college experience the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree, awarding them credit for work experience and other training. Students can take classes at St. Petersburg or Tampa locations.

"We are very excited to have Emily joining us," said Olivier Debure, administrative director of PEL.

Before joining PEL, Crisman was the director of marketing and recruitment for ITT Technical Institute in Troy, Mich.

Visit eckerd.edu/pel or face book.com/pel.eckerdcollege.

Physics meets biology at USFSP symposium 07/09/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:05pm]
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