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Departmental Priorities

Expanding the general fund

Gifts, large and small, that are made to the department's general fund provide the flexible resources for meeting pressing needs and maintaining excellence. Hundreds of your fellow graduates and friends contribute to the general fund each year to support teaching, student scholarships, and the innovative programs that hold promise of improving our lives. Together, your gifts do, indeed, make a difference.

Attracting the most gifted faculty

The Department of Biological Sciences has top-notch faculty members who have not only been world leaders in research but also have gone above and beyond in engaging our students in the biological sciences. Our commitment to recruiting and retaining the very best faculty continues. Now, more than ever, we must move our faculty to the next level. We must continue to grow and develop.   Your gifts of endowed professorships, research funds, and other flexible faculty resources help us continue our legacy of superior teaching and groundbreaking discoveries.

Creating opportunities for our students

We are committed to bringing only the brightest and best students to the department. We compete fiercely for the nation's most talented undergraduate and graduate applicants. Scholarships, fellowship, and other student support funds are investments in the future of the department and the next generation.

Restoring the core

Providing a quality environment is a priority for the Department of Biological Sciences. The department depends on classrooms and laboratories that provide students and faculty with a well-equipped, professional learning environment.   Your support of building campaigns and equipment funds will help create an environment where anything continues to be possible.

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