January 2013

January 2013, Volume 11, Issue 4

BioMass Student Coordinator – Andrew Kaul ’13

Upcming Seminars and Events

Biology in South India – presentation by students who participated in the fall St. Olaf Abroad service-learning program Biology in South India – Monday, Feb 11, 4:00 p.m., RNS 410

Laurie Heyer, BioMath – Thursday, Feb 21, 4:00 p.m., RNS 410

Social Science Conference 
Health and Inequality: Social Determinants of Health

Michael Oakes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Co-Director, US Census Data Research Center – Friday, Feb 22, 4:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons Black and Gold Ballrooms

Linda Olson Keller ’74, Ph.D., DNP,RN, APHN-BC, FAAN, Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing – Friday, Feb 22, 7:15 p.m., Buntrock Black and Gold Ballrooms

Timothy H. Holtz ’86, MD, MPH; Director, HIV/STD Research Program, Thailand Ministry of Public Health – US CDC Collaboration, Thailand – Saturday, Feb 23, 9:15 a.m., Buntrock Black and Gold Ballrooms

Funded by the Associate Dean of Social Sciences, The Paul & Mildred Hardy Endowment, and The Husby-Johnson Chair. 

Island Biology – presentation by students who participated in the interim abroad course Island Biology – Monday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., RNS 410

Photo by Jeannyffer Rubi Campos Gomez during a Winter Ecology class field trip

Bio 385 Class Visits University of Minnesota Neuroscience Labs

What is great about interim courses? Being able to take field trips! Read about the Bio 385 excursion to the University of Minnesota Neuroscience labs. More

Q & A with Tom Giarla

Taking Bio 126 next semester? Maybe you have Visiting Professor Tom Giarla. Find out more about the newest addition to the Biology Department. More

Dealing with Deer

Deer overpopulation is a threat to forest restoration efforts. Read about what the Student Naturalists at St. Olaf are doing on the Natural Lands to combat this problem. More

On Caulobacter and waiting: an interim of researching, patience

Lynna Long ’13 may be short on patience but she knows it is all part of the process of doing research. She describes the intricacies of the DUR class she has been a part of this interim. More

Summer Research Projects in Biology at St. Olaf

Many biology professors will be doing research this summer at St. Olaf and will be looking to hire St. Olaf student researchers. Read their project descriptions to see what aligns best with your interests. More

Comments, questions or corrections? Interested in contributing? Please contact Tory Borovsky, academic administrative assistant in biology.