Students in a physics class recently found themselves learning in an unlikely place: the basement of Mercer Music at Capricorn. Down below the historic Capricorn Sound Studios, Mercer University students clustered around one of the small cinderblock rooms lined with...
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...
A Mercer University professor has been studying strategies to make vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases more stable for storage and transportation purposes and, therefore, more accessible on a global level.  Vaccine formulation development is the research focus of Dr....
A Mercer professor is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has developed a device that can test for COVID-19 at earlier stages and provide instant results.  Dr. Sahar Hasim, an assistant professor of biology whose research specializes in microbiology...
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...
For nearly two decades, a Mercer University professor and his students have been finding ways to use water more efficiently. Gray water research led by Dr. Philip McCreanor, environmental engineering professor and director of the Engineering Honors Program, has...
More than a dozen Mercer University undergraduate students are participating in research at institutions across the country this summer. They’re diving deep into topics such as thermal management, tissue engineering, robotics and more. “It’s been really fun. I’ve made a lot...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the nation’s first reported cases of the disease that would later become known as AIDS. Over the past four decades, Mercer University professors have contributed to the research of the disease while providing...
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...
A Mercer University professor spent two weeks this summer excavating a prehistoric site in Kenya where a skull fragment of an early human ancestor was found late last year. Since December 2018, Dr. Francis Kirera, an assistant professor of anatomy...

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