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Sweet Science: New DNA, Forensic Chemistry Labs Open This Fall

August 14, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau Talk about working under a microscope. The DNA lab on the fourth floor of GCU’s brand-new College of Arts and Sciences building features a giant window separating students from visitors in the hallway – not to micromanage the novice DNA analysts, but rather to shine a spotlight on the detail-oriented work being conducted in one of five new laboratories on campus. Few students will be trained enough to test bodily fluids and conduct DNA comparisons by this fall. But that’s simply because the forensics program is less than two years old. With nearly 400 new forensic science students beginning prerequisite courses, the labs should see heavy use as the forensics program continues to evolve. In addition to the DNA lab, the 73,000-square-foot Arts and Sciences building includes two general chemistry labs, an organic chemistry lab and a forensic chemistry lab. Forensic science students will be joined by others in nursing, biology pre-med and other programs that require lab work.  Melissa Beddow, the assistant professor who leads GCU’s forensic science program, said students will use the same tools in the new Arts and Sciences building as they’ll encounter in most professional DNA labs. The idea […]

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Wide-Ranging Research Presented in Annual Colloquium

April 11, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth annual colloquium brought together six speakers to share a wide range of research — from lung-cancer cell migration to public transportation projects to church leadership

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First Forensic Science Day Brings Prospective Investigators to Campus

April 04, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Mark Wooden, dean for GCU’s College of Arts and Sciences, says the forensic program is expected to continue to develop students to fill “high-need areas and also some of the highest-paying jobs” in areas of DNA analysis and other detail-oriented fields in laboratory science or criminal justice.

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Alumnus Dan Hannon Returns to Campus, Discusses TGen Research

March 01, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

An opportunity at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix led the 2011 graduate — a brain cancer survivor — into a volunteer research role at the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he hopes to eventually work as a doctor after completing his medical studies.

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AzHOSA Chapter at National Conference This Week

June 21, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Question: What do GCU’s HOSA Bowl and women’s basketball teams have in common? Answer: Neither has a problem with passing to Samantha Murphy. The Antelopes’ All-American is part of a team of three that will compete this week in Anaheim, Calif., at the National Leadership Conference for HOSA.

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Convocation Speaker Brown Praises GCU’s Core Values

May 05, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The president and CEO of Tallhouse Consulting gave the keynote speech for the convocation of the colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences on Thursday afternoon at Phoenix First Assembly of God Church.

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GCU Announces New Writing Style for Lower and Upper Division Courses

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will be implementing a progressive approach to the use of APA writing style for the benefit of all students. Lower-division courses will use a modified set of APA requirements called “GCU Style” that enables students to focus their attention on content development and proper citations. Upper-division courses will incorporate additional elements to support the more advanced work that is reflective of the discipline and will generally follow the 5th edition of APA style, eventually transitioning to the 6th. Upper division English courses will use MLA style.  Both the APA and MLA manuals have recently updated. GCU will be transitioning its resources to the new materials in Fall of 2010. Until then, GCU will be using: APA 5th edition MLA 6th edition GCU has provided students and faculty with electronic resources for these styles in the Student Success Center tab of ANGEL. Purchase of the APA or MLA manuals is optional. However, students in the doctoral programs and students entering the graduate Nursing programs as of 2010 will need the level of detail presented in the APA manual and should purchase the 6th edition. These programs will be using the 6th edition immediately. For reference, the tutorials and templates available […]

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