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Biology Seminar today. 2PM in Science Building 104

Seminar today! "Land cover change in western New York: Plant - soil interactions." Dr. Mark Harris, SUNY-Brockport. 2 PM SCI 104. Plant ecologist candidate.
Seminar today! "Forest Recovery on Former Farmland" Dr. Kathryn Flinn, Bates College, 2PM, SCI 104. Dr. Flinn is a candidate for the open plant ecologist position, don't miss her talk!

Mock GRE sessions in February

Interested in Grad school? This just in from the Psychology department.

The ECSU chapter of Psi Chi is hosting two mock GRE sessions in February. Students will take a computerized mock GRE test and leave with a score on the test. The mock test will be of the Revised GRE that was introduced in August. The Revised GRE has three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.
The cost is $5.00 for each of these events. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP to me via email (evansm@easternct.edu) or phone (465-0070). Both sessions are open to anyone.
Mock GRE Sessions:
Monday February 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Webb 407
Tuesday February 7 from 7:30-9:30 pm in Webb 206
Thank you for your assistance in making this event a continued success.
Dr. Melanie Evans, CFLE
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Psychology
Eastern Connecticut State University

Pre-med? Health Professions Conference at UCONN on March 2, 2012

I would like to invite all of your interested undergraduates to attend the Health Professions Conference at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, CT on March 2, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm. The conference brings together representatives from eight medical schools, one dental school, two DO schools, five PA programs, two MPH programs, a PT and OT program, an MBA program in Health Care, a podiatry school, and other health care programs. This conference is designed for students interested in pursing a graduate program in health care to have the opportunity to meet with a wide range of representatives from those programs. There is no cost to students to attend and only requires their registration for the conference at http://uconnpremed.com. The conference also includes oral presentations by programs as well as a plenary presentation by selected program representatives and an opportunity for students to ask questions. Parking is available nearby ($5 per day) as are several options for food. Please contact me if you or your students have any questions. I look forward to their participation.

Joseph Crivello PhD
Chairman Health Professions Faculty Advising Committee
Professor, Physiology & Neurobiology
University of Connecticut
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Research Opportunity in the Biology Department

Dr. Cowles would like to announce an opportunity for a student to conduct research with her on the following project:

Imidacloprid-induced mite outbreaks are mediated by hormesis,  in which the host plant is much more nutritious than untreated plants.  Non-insecticidal enhancement of plant growth is mediate by the metabolite 6-chloronicotinic acid.  The question is would exogenous application of 6-chloronicotinic acid alone (without imidacloprid) enhance spider mite fecundity.
The same growth enhancement is observed with some other neonicotinoid insecticides and not with others.  Does the pattern of hormesis match that of plant growth regulation?  Would other inducers of these plant biochemical pathways cause hormesis too?

All students are encouraged to contact Dr. Cowles if they are interested. Students with any level of experience and classes will be considered. The research will require a solid block of time during the week for the project (best would be Mondays or Wednesdays).

Contact Dr. Cowles <COWLESE@easternct.edu> if you are interested.
Check out this Tufts REU 2012 Announcement. They will be offering research opportunities for 10 undergraduates this summer (May 29th - August 6th). This is a 10-week program researching "Integrative approaches to studying recognition systems in cells, organisms, and populations." Students participating in the program will receive a $500/week stipend to cover living expenses.

Applications are available here and are due March 1st. Talk to Dr. Terry Haverkost in the Biology Department for more information.

Summer Internship Opportunity in Biomedical Science

What are you doing this summer?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is offering 10 paid summer internships in their Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program. This is an 8-week program (June 4, 2012 - July 27, 2012) with a $2,000 stipend for participants (housing provided).

Applications should be postmarked by February 10th. Talk to Dr. Terry Haverkost in the Biology Department or visit the SIBS website to learn more!

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