Biology Department Seminars and Events

Spring 2014


Monday, February 17
Biology in South India
Students from the fall 2013 study-abroad program present about their research projects in India last fall.
4:00 p.m., RNS 310


Friday, February 21
Chris Linder, Artist and Senior Fellow, International League of Conservation Photographers
4:00 p.m., Dittman 305
Artist Talk – “River Doctors” the story of how scientists are striving to understand the future of global watersheds.  Chris Linder was a former Oceanographer.
5–6:30 p.m.: Opening Reception, Flaten Art Museum


Monday, February 24
Allen Mensinger Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
So Many Toadfish, So Little Time
4:00 p.m., RNS 310
Dr. Mensinger will also be available to discuss summer research opportunities at the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Integrated Biological Sciences graduate program at the University of Minnesota–Duluth


Monday, February 24
Tim Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., General Internal Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo
Topic: Stem Cells
7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by StoMols


Monday, March 3
Peruvian Medical Odyssey and The Naturals Lands
4:00 p.m., RNS 310


Monday, March 10
Equatorial Biology and Costa Rica
4:00 p.m., RNS 310


Tuesday, March 11
Chinese with the Profs
This is a Tri-beta sponsored event and lots of fun!  Join the biology professors for Chinese food at the New China Buffet.


Friday April 4
Life of Soil: Sustainable Farming and Soil Health
Elaine Ingham ’74, Soil Microbiologist
Sponsored by the Biology and Environmental Studies Departments
RNS 410, 3:00 p.m.


Thursday and Friday April 10 and 11
Science Symposium: Big Data


Thursday April 17
Gillian Roehrig, Ph.D., Associate Director, STEM Education Center and Associate Professor, Science Education at the University of Minnesota
Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards: Role of Scientists and Science Educators
11:30 a.m., RNS 310


Saturday, April 26
Minnesota Academy of Science Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona
Presentation Guidelines


Monday, April 28
Distinction in Biology
Applicants for Distinction in Biology will present.


Friday, May 2
Honors Day Poster Session


Monday, May 5
Alyson Center, Biology Department, St. Olaf College