June 6, 2014 - 11:24am
The Waterloo-based R.J. McElroy Foundation has approved funding in support of two faculty-student research collaborations, one in biology and the other in psychology. Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Ryan Bezy plans to partner with biology major David Stanek for project, Characterization of YedR, a Novel Cell Division Protein in Escherichia Coli.
January 21, 2014 - 9:51am
Human trafficking is an issue of critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy, and January is a national month of awareness on the subject. In simplest terms, human trafficking is the forceful dealing of human beings into sexual exploits or labor forces. As one of three Sisters of Mercy sponsored ministries in Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University embraces every opportunity to fold the Sisters’ critical concern into student and community enlightenment.
November 5, 2013 - 3:22pm
Mount Mercy University psychology students presented research posters at the 23rd Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference on November 2. Their works contributed to 50 data displays showcasing the detailed efforts of learners from across the tri-state area.
August 9, 2013 - 11:37am
Mount Mercy student Jeremy Cline and Assistant Professor of Biology Ryan Bezy are working with a University of Iowa research team to study bacterial cell division this summer. Bezy was selected as a fellow through the University of Iowa's program and Cline is serving as his student research assistant. The two are working closely with University of Iowa faculty host David Weiss, Ph.D., to carry out a genetic analysis to identify novel genes involved in Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell division.
November 30, 2012 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university is participating in the launch of a new HLC accreditation model that includes a campus-specific improvement project, the Quality Initiative. Mount Mercy's two-year project placed special focus on energizing scholarship by encouraging faculty and student engagement in research and creative work, both individually and through collaborative teams.
September 4, 2012 - 12:41pm
Mount Mercy University’s Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., will help serve on a new endeavor launched by Tanager Place which focuses on continuing childcare services and impacting policy nationwide.

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