The coronavirus pandemic has affected people’s lives, especially those at a higher risk to contract the virus. Tasks, such as eating at a restaurant, going to the grocery store and mailing packages can carry some degree of risk for COVID-19 transmission. How safe is it for you to visit a post office or shipping center to mail packages if you’re high risk for COVID? … [Read more...] about Is it safe to ship packages during COVID?
Archives for August 2020
Biologist Dr. Jay McEntee believes songbirds – specifically wrens – learn songs from those they are surrounded by. He is conducting research with a student about how these birds learn new and more complex songs. The research project was shared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. … [Read more...] about How a songbird expands its songbook
Dr. Avery Russell, assistant professor of biology, attended the national meeting of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) in August of 2019 in Chicago. Russell co-hosted a diversity workshop on cultural competency at the meeting. Dr. Cameron Jones and doctoral student Montrai Spikes also led the event. “The goal of the workshop was to increase retention of underrepresented … [Read more...] about Bias as behavior: Understanding cultural competency