Current Ripon News

Ripon College received grant for student summer research

Ripon College has received a supplemental funding grant of $6,250 from the National Science Foundation to support summer research by a student. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant is supplemental to an NSF grant received earlier by Bob Wallace, Patricia and Philip McCullough 1969 Professor in Biology; and a major research instrumentation grant received by Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor… Continue reading

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Alum’s new book on birding provides narrative in love and risk-taking

A hobby of birding led Bradley McDonald ’88 to publish a new book, Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective. McDonald, chief executive officer of the Wapiti Medical Group in Milbank, South Dakota, chronicles his adventures in attempting to spot more bird species while nude than anyone else ever has. “It was quite a project and maybe even what… Continue reading

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Research in Ripon lab prepares student for medical school

Samantha Petroski ’15 has always held a variety of interests. As a biology and German major and chemistry minor, her research and academics reflect this. This summer, Petroski was involved in an innovative project after Associate Professor of Biology Mark Kainz approached her about participating. She examined the microbiomes, a body’s commensal bacteria, of bluebirds. “(The work) sounded intriguing because… Continue reading

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Ripon education lays foundation for life’s accomplishments

Andreas Antoniou Melas, ’73 of Lincolnshire, Illinois, had a long and successful career as a technologist and manager, and now has recently published a history book, “Three Hellene Cypriots: A Personal Journey and Commentary on Cyprus Modern History to 1950.” His accomplishments, he says, are due to the liberal arts and sciences education he received at Ripon College as a… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives $237,383 grant for science instrumentation

A $237,383 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant has been awarded to Ripon College to support the purchase of high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrumentation with accurate mass capabilities. The new instrumentation will greatly enhance the capability to perform research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will… Continue reading

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Grant to assist chemistry professor, six student positions

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation. The grant, for $55,000 over two years, will provide Willoughby a stipend, fund six summer undergraduate research positions to work with Willoughby and cover the costs for Willoughby and students to travel to the American Chemical Society National… Continue reading

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