Joining Janeway’s: An Interview with Leslie Berg

What is it like to join a renowned textbook team? When authoring a textbook or assessment, what is important to include? What do you want students to take away? Norton Biology recently sat down with Leslie Berg, chair of immunology and microbiology at Colorado University School of Medicine and new coauthor of Janeway’s Immunobiology to discuss …

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Improve Student Engagement by Ditching Classroom Traditions

M. Chad Smith works as science coordinator and biology professor for Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) in North Carolina. He also teaches biology and environmental science courses as online adjunct faculty for Shaw University and Miller-Motte College. He discusses how he keeps his nonmajor biology students engaged by incorporating active learning in his classroom. One …

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Digitizing The Problems Book: An Interview with Tim Hunt and John Wilson

What happens when you take a pen-and-paper assignment and translate it to an online environment? What do you and your students give up and what do you gain? Norton Biology recently sat down with Tim Hunt and John Wilson, authors of the beloved Problems Book that accompanies Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition, which …

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Evaluating Scientific Claims during a Pandemic and Infodemic

Megan Scudellari is a science journalist and a coauthor of Biology Now, Third Edition. In 2013, Megan was awarded the prestigious Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award in recognition of outstanding reporting and writing in science. Her work has appeared in publications such as Nature, The Boston Globe, and The Scientist. Did you know driving tractors or drinking vodka can fight COVID-19? True …

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Reflections on the COVID-19 Resources Project

Todd Pearson, Ph. D., Norton's Biology Content Development Specialist, reflects on creating instructor resources slides that biology instructors can use when discussing COVID-19 in their classes. Several weeks back, as news reports broke about the novel coronavirus outbreak that originated near Wuhan, China, our Biology team at Norton realized we were in a unique position …

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A Conversation with Author Erik Zinser

Microbiology: An Evolving Science author Erik Zinser sat down with the biology team to tell us a little about his contributions to the new edition and his research. Norton Biology: This is the first edition of the book where you are a co-author on Microbiology: An Evolving Science. What contributions did you make to the …

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