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Welcome to the Home Page of
Dr. Anna E. Ross
Professor of Biology
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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Office AH 111
(901) 321-3436
email: aross@cbu.edu
Spring 2014 Office Hours: Mon, Thur, and Fri 2:00-5:30 pm
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Ross's Galapagos Photos
 Biol 211 Emb | Biol 212 Comp Anat | Biol 217 A&P I | Biol 218 A&P II | Biol 381 Behav | Biol 414 Histol | Moodle login
Blinking cat's eyes.
Dr. Ross's Spring Semester Courses
Dr. Ross
BIOL 212 and BIOL 212L: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy  Spring 2014

  • Comparative Anatomy Course Web Page 
    • Go to the Course Page for textbook information, the current course syllabus, and links to web resources organized by lab and lecture topic.  Additional links are included in the lecture slides and information on Lecture Exam format and coverage is at the end of each set of lecture slides. Enrolled students can check their quiz and exam scores using Moodle.
    • Syllabus for Spring 2014 Comparative Anatomy lecture & lab course (pdf to download)
    • Lecture slides, tutorials, photos and illustrations for lab, and other Comparative Anatomy course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\winfile2\biology.

    BIOL 218 and 218L:  Human Anatomy & Physiology II   Spring 2014
    Heart cartoon.
  • Bio 218 Course Web Page
    • Go to the Course Page for textbook information, the current course syllabus, and links to web resources organized by lab topic. Enrolled students can check their quiz and exam scores using Moodle
    • Syllabus for Spring 2014 A&P II lecture & lab course. (pdf to download)
    • Lecture slides, tutorials, photomicrographs, human anatomy illustrations, and other Biol 218 course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\winfile2\biology. 
    BIOL 381: Animal Behavior  Spring 2014

    Animal
    Behavior
    Careers

  • Bio 381 Course Web Page
    • Lecture slides, movie clips, illustrations, and other Animal Behavior course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\winfile2\biology.   

    • Enrolled students can check their report and exam scores using Moodle.
    • Spring 2014 Animal Behavior Syllabus (pdf to download). 
    Animated tabby.
    Olympus microscope.
    Spring 2014 Study Lab Schedule for Room AH 107
    Study Lab Schedule for Room AH 107. Dr. Ross's office hours & schedule: Spring 2014
    Office:  AH 111

    CBU Biology | Biol Events

    Some of the Current CBU Biology Web Pages by Dr. Ross 


    Biology Degree Paradigms Biology Degree Checklists

  • Biology Major
  • BioMedical Science Major
  • Biology Degree
  • BioMedical Science Degree


  • Faculty Assembly 
  • CBU Biology Majors' Essentials:

  • Biol Faculty Award & Dominic Dunn Award
  • CBU Biology Photos Pages Index


  • Reception Honoring Drs. Busler & Salgado April 2011
  •  Beta Beta Beta Page & Photos Index


  • Research Posters April '12
  • CBU Biology Course Descriptions


  • TAS April 2012
  • Biology Student Research


  • Charity Volleyball 2012
  • CBU Biology Student Survival Tips






  • CBU Biology Department
  • CBU Biology News & Events

  • Books.
  • CBU Biology Student Survival Tips
  • How to be a student
  • Everything you wanted to know about being a successful student
  • How to study math and science
  • Reading in the sciences
  •  Using “Learning Style” Information to Become a Successful Student
    “It's fine and appropriate to work within your strength the FIRST time you encounter difficult material, but if you want to LEARN it you should reinforce your original studies by using strategies that are normally part of your 'weakness.' Hence, in the end, your weakness will no longer BE a weakness, and you will have struggled with the information enough that you will KNOW it.”  -- Dr. T. Dehne, Oct. 2002
    People need to have things trumpeted into their ears several times and from all directions.  The first sound pricks up the ear, the second shakes it, and with the third, it goes in.   Source: Laennec, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe. Letter to his cousin Meriadec, June 8, 1821 [As cited in Duffin J, To See with a Better Eye, p. 240 (q.v.)].
    "Your zeal for the pupils under your guidance would be very imperfect if you expressed it only in words. It will become perfect only if you practice yourself what you are teaching them. Your example makes a much greater impression on minds and hearts than words do. Students are led more readily to do what they see done for them than to carry out what they hear told them, particularly when the words they hear are not in harmony with the actions they see." John Baptist de La Salle: The Educator and Visionary
    Meaningful education doesn't mean memorizing lists of facts, it means knowing what those facts mean, and how to combine them to do useful things.  A big part of real education is knowing how to deal with incomplete information, and make reasonable judgments and guesses about things you've never directly learned. If you've just memorized facts, you'll be paralyzed by those sorts of questions, but if you've actually learned the subject, you should be able to deduce the correct answer.
    Uncertain Principles: Physics, Politics, Pop Culture  Posted on: July 20, 2011 12:22 PM, by Chad Orzel
    Links to Entertaining & Useful Web Sites
    Go to Dr. Ross's Links Page.

    Birdwatching and Ornithology.

    Pet cat.

    Gardening.

    Nervous Sys.

    General References.

    Histology sites.
    Cool Biology sites.
    Careers
    Biology References.
    An M.D. reviews episodes
    of TV's "House"
    Updated links are on each course web page:
    Biol 211, Biol 212, Biol 217, Biol 218, Biol 381, Biol 414.
    "A Demonstration of
    Digital Biology Course Materials that Help Students Learn"
    17 Aug. 2000 President's WorkshopTeaching Conference
    [Restricted to CBU domain]
    Digital Biology Course Materials
    "Multimedia Tools
    in the Biology Classroom"
    Here is Dr. Ross's presentation to CBU's President's Circle 11 September 1997
    [Restricted to CBU domain]
    Multimedia Tools in the Biology Classroom.


    Blinking cat's eyes.
    Dr. Ross's Fall Semester Courses
    Dr. Ross

    BIOL 211 and 211L: Vertebrate Embryology  next offered Fall 2014

    Xenopus tadpole grown by students in the Fall 2000 Vert. Embryology course at CBU.
    Cleavage of frog (Rana pipiens) embryo from Dr. Wasserman
  • Embryology Course Web Page.
    • Check the course page often to see course information such as quiz coverage, etc., links to Web resources (including photos of lab slide material), links to photos of human embryos, the current course syllabus, etc. Enrolled students can view lecture slides and check their quiz and exam scores using Moodle.
    • Lecture slides, tutorials, photomicrographs and illustrations for lab, and other Embryology course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\facstaff\biology.
    • Biol 211 and 211L Course Syllabus 2013 (pdf)

    BIOL 217 and 217L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I  next offered Fall 2014
      Animated knee anatomy.
    Knee anatomy
    from A.D.A.M.
  • A&P I Course Web Page.
    • The course web page includes details about the text and lab manuals for Fall 2011.  The page also includes helpful links for each week's lab and related lecture material. Enrolled students can view lecture slides and check their quiz and exam scores using Moodle.
    • Lecture slides, tutorials, photomicrographs, human anatomy illustrations, and other Biol 217 course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\facstaff\biology.
    • Biol 217 and 217L Course Syllabus 2013 (pdf)


    Dr. Ross's Alternate Year Spring Semester Courses:
     
    BIOL 414 and 414L: Animal Histology   Next offered Spring 2015
    Epithelium of the intestine
  • Histology Course Web Page 
    • Go to the Course Page for textbook information, links, Q&A on each course Unit, and the course syllabus. The PowerPoint slides [restricted to CBU] include more hyperlinks to web resources.  Enrolled students can check their exam scores using Moodle.
    • Syllabus for Spring 2013 Histology lecture & lab course (pdf to download)
    • Lecture slides, tutorials, photomicrographs for lab, and other Histology course materials are available to CBU students [restricted to CBU] on the shared directory \\winfile2\biology. 

    Professional and Personal
    Information:
    • Dr. Ross on facebook
    In the Physics classroom.
    In 1968 I was a serious
    High School senior :-)
    Evening study session in Chemistry.
    In 1970 I was a serious
    college student :-)
    Pictures of my pet cat! 
    Betsy was adopted from the House of Mews on 2 Jan 2003.
    Betsy
    In my opinion, pet cats should be indoor cats.
    Free Screen Cleaning
    Betsy
    Betsy is an affectionate lap cat.
    Betsy
    Betsy
    Ginny the pampered pet (1995-2002)
    Ginny (1995-2002) was a pampered indoor pet.  She received excellent veterinary care and lots of TLC.  She had chronic renal failure, but was playful and cuddly to the end.
    email: aross@cbu.edu