A Mercer student organization hopes to make the college experience easier for LGBTQ+ students with a new training.  Members of Common Ground, Mercer’s official LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and/or queer, and others) and ally group, launched a voluntary sensitivity training...
MACON – Mercer University chemistry faculty members Dr. Joseph Keene and Dr. Kevin Bucholtz were recently awarded a $344,289 grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The DOD announced DURIP awards to 150 university...
Thirty-six Mercer University students are studying, stocking and cataloguing books for Little Free Libraries in Macon. Dr. Tom Bullington, lecturer of liberal arts at Mercer for three years now, developed this new service learning project for his Integrative Curriculum (INT)...
For five years, Mercer University students have supported the community through the development of special web projects. As part of the curriculum, students in the IT and Informatics program and Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction program in Mercer’s...
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...
Dr. Edward Perkins is a builder and an engineer, but probably not the kind you’re thinking of. Developing synthetic chromosomes is the life work of this Mercer University School of Medicine professor. For the past 15 years, he’s been working...
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...
In December 2018, Mercer announced the University’s most recent rise within the Carnegie Classification®, the leading system of recognizing and describing academic diversity within U.S. higher education institutions since 1973. Among 30 categories, Mercer was elevated to the second-highest level — Doctoral University with High Research Activity (R2) — representing the University’s second promotion within the classifications since 2014.
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...
Mercer University engineering students are helping low-income homeowners save money and conserve energy by installing solar power systems on five Macon homes. The solar photovoltaic systems, which homeowners can monitor using an app, will produce enough energy to cover 75%...

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