Arts and Sciences News and Events

Honoring the Veterans Among Us Alexa Wade

11/11/2020 - On this Veterans Day, College News honors and thanks all veterans and their families, especially those who are members of our campus community.

Fisher Celebrates Its First-Generation Students First-generation students Diana Delrio, Lindsey Walton, and Mariangelis Gonzalez.

11/09/2020 - More than 450 first-generation students currently call St. John Fisher College home. They lead student organizations, conduct research in labs, and volunteer in the community. On Monday, Nov. 9, Fisher joins a nation-wide celebration of first-generation students and the positive impacts they have on campuses across the country.

Four Biology Students Win Competitive National Research Grants Cheyenne Ernst, Veronika Jurzcuk, Caden Jensen, and Joseph Current

11/04/2020 - Four undergraduate biology students at St. John Fisher College were awarded TriBeta Research Grant Awards. The students received grants totaling $2,509 to support their biology research at Fisher.

Calling All Writers: Submit Your Work to ANGLES A promotional image encouraging students to submit their creative writing to Angles Magazine at

10/29/2020 - ANGLES, St. John Fisher College’s national undergraduate literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue.

Trio Looks into Pandemic Impact on the Undergraduate Research Experience Andrew Clark (pictured) was one of three students to explore how the pandemic may have impacted undergraduate research experiences.

10/26/2020 - Honors student Ethan Hutchins and Andrew Clark and Nicholas Nelepovitz spent their summer working together to research how COVID-19 would impact undergraduate research and how to navigate this environment to get the most out of their experience. The group’s goal was to provide students with beneficial information about the research experience, especially with new guidelines and regulations that posed limits to the learning experience for undergraduate research.

Fisher’s S-STEM Team Shares Class-Based Mindfulness Practices at Conference Logo: Association of College and University Biology Educators

10/25/2020 - On Sunday, Oct. 25, faculty members on St. John Fisher College’s National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant team presented an 80-minute workshop as part of the 64th annual Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) virtual meeting.

Summer Research Fellows Pair Up to Study Treatments for Obesity Two hands hold a slide under a microscope.

10/19/2020 - Joseph Current and Caden Jensen spent their summers conducting research to confirm the obesogenic effects of BPS, a substitute for BPA in plastic and food containers, and determining if the antiobesogenic properties of natural compounds can be used to rescue zebrafish from these effects.

Fisher Alumnus Contributes to TIME’S UP Now Report on Bias in Media Coverage Evren Durmaz ’18

10/18/2020 - Earlier this fall, TIME’S UP Now commissioned Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) to analyze media coverage of the announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and compare it to announcements of candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine in 2016.

Summer Research Fellow Studies Economic Decisions by States Amid Pandemic Jacob Vinch gives a thumbs up while sitting at his laptop in his living room.

10/12/2020 - Senior Jacob Vinch, economics major with minors in mathematics and finance, spent his summer conducting research with Dr. Ben Niu, associate professor in the Economics Department, examining the factors that influenced the decisions to enact the state-wide stay-at-home orders as a response to COVID-19.

Annual Reading Series Features Author Sejal Shah Author Sejal Shah. Photo credit - Preston Merchant.

10/08/2020 - This fall’s Cavanaugh Reading Series, hosted by the St. John Fisher College English Department, will feature author Sejal Shah.

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