Latest News

Bloomfield College Seeking Former Softball Players for Annual Alumni Game
The fun-filled game for the Bears is eagerly anticipated after the team finished so well in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) postseason.
Bloomfield College to Host International Conference
The New Jersey/Downstate New York State Conference on International Education will be held at Bloomfield College.
Bloomfield College Celebrates Student Success at Annual Nurses Pinning and Baccalaureate
Bloomfield College celebrated their best and brightest students.
Graduates Discuss Impact Bloomfield College Made on Their Lives at President's Dinner
The evening clearly demonstrated what Bloomfield College is all about: celebrating its students’ successes.
Bloomfield College Student Releases Book of Poetry
The collection imparts to readers the value and empowerment that can be found in experiencing sadness.
Fulbright Scholar Visits Bloomfield College
On May 23, Dr. Reginald Oputa, from Nigeria, presented “Diabetes Mellitus: A Global Epidemic with Potential Solution” at Bloomfield College.

Bloomfield College Biology Lab purchases the Glomax Detection System

From left, adjunct instructor Chris Langner, student Oleta Sandiford, Amy Pitler '12, Dr. Tammy Castro, Dr. Jim Murphy, and trainer Dr.Sara Achenbach perform a test experiment on the new equipment, seen at right.

With a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the biology lab purchased the Glomax Detection System, a luminometer that detects the presence of light to determine metabolic activity in cells. "This will be a great tool for teaching students about cell activity and is necessary for research," says Tammy Castro, PhD, associate professor of biology. "For example, in the cancer research our students are conducting, this will determine the effectiveness of different drugs on cancer cells. Our students will have one more skill to add to their academic resumes."

The test experiment looked at surfaces around College Hall that would contain contaminants. Surfaces such as countertops, drinking fountain handles, door knobs, and inside a toilet were swabbed and tested for the presence of harmful substances. The test concluded that the countertops and the drinking fountain handles contained the most contaminants, while the inside of the toilet had the least. "This equipment will allow us to perform more advanced research on the campus," says Castro. "I will not have to run our samples over to another university to test them. We are very excited to start using this!"

Thank you to the anonymous donor who provided the funding!