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  • Wilson receives book award

    In 1968, a young graduate student at Ohio University was asked to lend his expertise to write a section for a textbook titled "An Introduction to Physical Science." Little did he know that four decades later he would be receiving an award, as a co-author, commemorating the book's longevity. The student, Lander University physics professor emeritus Dr. Jerry Wilson, along with co-author Charles Higgins, was presented the 2009 McGuffey Longevity award for "An Introduction to Physical Science" at the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) conference in June in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • Lander receives emerald gemstone from local physician's collection

    Dr. Dan Robinson Jr., a Greenwood County physician, has made a contribution to Lander University from his collection of crystals and gemstones. Robinson has given Lander's Environmental Geology program an emerald specimen with an appraised value of $16,000. Jeff Eller, co-owner of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood who coordinated the transfer, described the specimen as volcanic mica schist containing dozens of large dark-colored emeralds. He said it is a very unusual and rare large-scale specimen from a Muzo mine in the region of Colombia, South America, which is recognized as a source of the world's highest quality emeralds.
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  • Lander science graduate wins prestigious federal fellowship

    Lander University graduate Alexandra Foguth has found herself in select company as she pursues a doctoral degree in material science and engineering at Clemson University.
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  • Lander chemical society chapter celebrates a 25-year winning streak

    Lander University's student affiliated American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter is celebrating its 25 th anniversary, and each year since its founding a quarter century ago, the chapter has won recognition from the national ACS for its performance across a wide range of activities.
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  • EYE on Education: Experience Your Education program will expand tradition at Lander

    How effective would an education be if it relied solely on textbooks and lectures? Imagine a doctor graduating from medical school without working with actual patients; a teacher earning a degree without spending time with real students; a business graduate entering the workforce without interacting with real clients.
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  • Lander joins statewide space grant group

    Research being performed this summer at Lander University could eventually make it easier for professional astronomers -- and backyard stargazers -- to peer out into the universe.
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  • Lander Distinguished Professor knows how to get his students' attention

    Dr. Lynn Deanhardt became interested in chemistry when he was in the fourth grade and growing up in Belton. But he said his teachers at Belton High School, especially chemistry teacher, Dr. Marvin Woodson, influenced him to choose chemistry as a career.
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