EKU junior wins national award for academic achievement while studying abroad in Madagascar

There it was, sitting on a tree branch at eye level barely two feet away, “just as curious about what I was doing there, as I was with what she was doing.” That was Nathanael (Knate) Bartosch’s memorable up-close introduction to a wild crowned lemur in the forests of Madagascar. The junior anthropology major and Honors Program member at Eastern Kentucky University spent 10 weeks this past summer...

Eastern Kentucky graduate student discovers new species of fly during work in Madagascar

It is estimated that 1 percent of the world’s fly species, or approximately 1,500, are found on the tiny island nation of Madagascar, off the southeast coast of Africa. Natalia Maass has found a new one to add to that list. Now a graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University pursuing a master’s degree in biology, Maass performed her research while an undergraduate student at the University of...