Mercer University alumnus Chris Scrivner was at work when he got a call about a three-legged puppy that needed some help. The dog was missing a paw, and would he make a prosthetic leg for him? “I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” recalled...
Mercer University art students have created animations to show how the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting their daily lives. The animations were created in Professor Craig Coleman's digital imaging class using a technique called rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is where the artist...
Seventy-nine years after a young military pilot bartered some of his belongings in exchange for a human shrunken head in the Amazon rainforest, the ceremonial artifact is returning home to Ecuador. Until recently, the shrunken head — or tsantsa, as...
Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, recently won the 3E Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Competition sponsored by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Each year, USASBE...
This fall, 56 Mercer University sophomores will investigate ways to stop the formation of nasty biofilms that cause dental cavities and lead to many hospital-borne infections.  As part of the BOMM program, which combines biology, organic chemistry and mathematical modeling, the undergraduate students research, create and test drug compounds to prevent biofilms from forming.  Biofilm is a...
Nearly half of rural Georgia pharmacists believe a prescription is needed for the life-saving drug naloxone, despite a standing order that none is required, a recent Mercer University study found. The findings indicate those suffering from an opioid overdose could...
Since summer study abroad travel was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer University has found alternative ways to engage students in study abroad programs. One of those is through a Virtual World Tour. Rebekah Anaya, study abroad coordinator for the...
A Mercer University School of Medicine professor is leading a team that is building an index to measure the impact of climate change on mental health.  Dr. Jennifer Barkin, associate professor of community medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, already developed the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning to assess how a woman...
Freshmen in Dr. Phil McCreanor’s engineering honors class have adapted toys that will be used in therapy for children with special needs.  The project is an extension of Mercer’s Go Baby Go program. Once a semester since fall 2016, students...
Early one November morning, Dr. David Keith, dean of Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, was preparing to speak at a club meeting in Macon. At about 6 a.m., he checked the news.  “And something caught my eye,” he recalled.  It was a news story about a man named Paul Harvey, a British composer with dementia. Harvey...

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