Standing in a grassy area on the Macon campus, about a dozen members of the Mercer Robotics Club prepared to launch a massive balloon deep into the Earth’s atmosphere.  The hydrogen-filled balloon — known as a high-altitude research platform, or HARP — can travel to an altitude of 100,000 feet, allowing students to study their...
Mercer University students in an advanced French course finished up the spring semester with a virtual meeting with an award-winning writer. Kim Thúy, author of the autobiographical novel Ru, joined Dr. Katherine Roseau’s transnational francophone literature class on Zoom...
College of Pharmacy Professor Martin D’Souza and researchers at Emory University were awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study whether oxytocin-encapsulated nanoparticles targeted to the brain, will help lessen seizures and behavioral deficits in childhood epilepsy. Most anti-epileptic...
A Mercer University School of Music professor has reimagined three classic hymns in a style more reminiscent of 1990s grunge than 1800s folk gospel.  Dr. Nathan Myrick, assistant professor of church music, and colleague Dr. Marcell Silva Steuernagel, assistant professor of church music at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, initially...
A Mercer University program has been taking faculty research to the next level and showing students how service work can combine with research.  The University’s Quality Enhancement Plan/Research That Reaches Out Office began its 10-week Summer Student Research Program in...
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...
MACON – Mercer Music at Capricorn and Riggs Ward Design received the Gold award for Experiential and Immersive Design in the 2021 MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards, which received nearly 4,000 entries showcasing creative and design excellence from...
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.
Mercer University undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved in research early, and more are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Four Mercerians will share their unique ideas and perspectives during the University’s first TEDx program. Faculty, staff and students are invited to the event at 6 p.m. April 23 in Willingham Auditorium.  The venue will be limited to 100 guests,...

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