A group of 10 biology majors, accompanied by Dr. Jameson Chace, associate professor of biology and biomedical sciences, studied the natural wonders of Belize during a 10-day research trip in January 2014. The group spent much of their time at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society, an organization dedicated to conserving Belize‘s natural and cultural heritage. As part of the home-stay portion of their trip, the group spent two nights in a Mayan village. They also explored the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve, studied the region’s mountains, streams and forests and even floated down rivers.
Molecular Gastronomy Day exposes emerging science of cooking. The Miley cafeteria was turned into a chemistry lab of sorts when Sodexo Dining Services and chemistry students teamed up to help prepare and serve a menu based on the principles of molecular gastronomy.
These site-specific art installations were designed by art majors as part of their capstone Advanced Studio Concepts course. "The students are always excited to have the opportunity to respond to the inspiring natural and architectural environment here at Salve," said course instructor Susannah Strong.