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Eukaryon celebrates its fourteenth year by featuring Professor Anna Trumbore Jones

Eukaryon will be celebrating the inauguration of their fourteenth volume on Tuesday, March 6 in Lillard Lower Level Lobby, McCormick Auditorium. The journal’s 2017–2018 theme is “Chaos and Equilibrium.”

Lake Forest College is pleased to announce the publication of the fourteenth edition of the journal Eukaryon. The 2018 online edition will be unveiled on the College’s website on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A campus reception will celebrate the collaborative work of students and faculty at the College. Lake Forest College Department of History’s Anna Trumbore Jones  presented a public “Medicine is a Social Science: Epidemics and the History of Inequality in the West,” following a campus-wide reception.


About Eukaryon

Eukaryon is an award-winning undergraduate research journal at Lake Forest College that publishes the very best of life science scholarship conducted by Lake Forest students. The journal’s goal is to celebrate and highlight the academic accomplishments of students achieved within the research-rich classrooms and student-centered research labs of Lake Forest College faculty. The word “Eukaryon” reflects the diversity of organisms with which the Biology Department faculty are involved through their scholarship.

The students and faculty of the Biology Department at Lake Forest College founded this peer-reviewed annual online journal in 2004. The inaugural issue was published in January 2005 and featured seventeen articles selected by Biology faculty. In its inaugural issue, student work from a variety of biology courses (from First-Year Studies to advanced senior seminars and senior theses) was represented. Authors included freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and in one case, a graduate, who returned to audit a course! Diverse categories of articles were published, from research reviews and primary articles, to Nature-styled News and Views and senior theses. These categories reflected the breadth and depth of scientific writing required of a life sciences student at the College.

An Editorial Board comprised solely of Lake Forest College students who selected articles through a peer-review process put forth the 2006 issue. In spring 2005, the biology faculty selected the student members of this Board. This Board not only reviewed articles, it also authored all editorial policies of the journal. The 2007 issue demonstrated a continuing expansion of the journal with the co-publication of print and online issues, an increase in selectivity, diversity, and number of accepted manuscripts, as well as an increase in editorial board size. In 2009, we created the features board to encourage the writing of high quality articles about student engagement beyond the classroom. In 2015, new board positions were created to aid in the editorial process. As Eukaryon continues to grow, maintaining high scientific journalistic standards and capturing the interdisciplinary, truly life-science experience of the journal remains a goal of this ’17 – ’18 editorial board.

While reflecting on fourteen years of academic and journalistic achievement, editor-in-chief Aasimah Tanveer ’18 said, “This year saw a great deal of hard work and outstanding collaboration. The board sought to remain true to founding principles of the first editorial board while still evolving the journal here at Lake Forest College. With the opening of the new Lillard Science Center we are excited to see changes that will bring new research to be featured in issues to come. We have accepted a record number of articles this year with the most submissions to the journal ever seen. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support of the students and faculty of the College.”

“I’m very excited about the release of the 14th Eukaryon journal.  The Board has worked very hard and engaged a variety of students throughout the year,” said current advisor and Professor of Biology Dr. Ann Maine. “The theme, “chaos and equilibrium” challenged and excited the students as a prism for examining science.”

About Inauguration speaker Anna Trumbore Jones:

\Anna Trumbore Jones is the Chair and Professor of History at Lake Forest Collee. Dr. Trumbore Jones received her BA from the University of Chicago, an MA and MPhil from Columbia University, and her PhD also from Columbia University. Trumbore Jones’s areas of specialization include medieval history, late antiquity, history of Christianity, and ancient history.

Trumbore Jones is a distinguished professor at the College and has the William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise in 2008. Trumbore Jones received several grants and has published articles and conference papers. She is spoken of very highly of by her students who are pursuing a wide array of degrees. In 2016, she received the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership, which is annually award to faculty who demonstrate outstanding teaching. Trumbore Jones teaches a course on epidemic disease in western history which topic she will be speaking on at inauguration.

Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon do not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of the author.