The Biology Department’s weekly seminars are Thursdays between noon and 1:00 in Olin Rice 350 (unless otherwise announced). Light refreshments will be available. Below is a calendar of what is planned for the Fall Semester:

Sept 5     Welcome Back Majors & Minors! – Kristi Curry Rogers with student reps, Mary Heskel and Robin Shields-Cutler

Sept 12    Are You Considering a Biology Major?  Information Session for First Years – Kristi Curry Rogers

Sept 17    Bio Dept Picnic/Food Truck (tickets will be available from Ellen in the department office beginning 9/13)

Sept 19    Exploring Mars With Curiosity (The Rover) – Dawn Sumner, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of CA/Davis (John B Davis Lecture  Hall)

Sept 26    Study Abroad Panel – students and reps from Study Away

Oct  3       The Climate Crisis Affects Me and You: The Intersections of Climate Activism – Isra Hirsi, Founder, US Youth Climate Strike – ES/Bio Joint Seminar (John B Davis Lecture Hall)

Oct  10    Life on the Science-Policy Precipice: Writing and Negotiating the IPBES Global Assessment of Nature and it’s Benefits to People – Dr, Kate Brauman, Lead Scientist, Global Water Initiative, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Oct 17      What Can You Do With A Biology Degree? Biology Career Panel – Macalester alums, co-organized with OlRi Hub

Oct  24    FALL BREAK – NO SEMINAR

Oct 31      Lab “Trick or Treat”, visit Bio Research Labs

Nov    7    Tropical Forests in a Changing World – Christine O’Connell, Environmental Studies Macalester College – ES/Bio Joint Seminar

Nov   14    Opossums Vs. Vipers: Molecular and Functional Characterization of a Co-evolving Trait – Danielle Drabeck, University of Minnesota Ecology and   Evolutionary Biology Department (John B Davis Lecture Hall)

Nov 21    All You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Senior Capstones! Seniors Only – Kristi Curry Rogers

Nov 28    THANKSGIVING – NO SEMINAR

Dec   5    Production of Natural Killers for Immune Cell Therapies – Jamie Van Etten, Stem Cell Scientist/Cancer Biologist, Bio Techne

The Biology Department weekly seminar, held on Thursdays between noon and 1:00 in Olin Rice 350 (unless otherwise announced). Light refreshments will be available. Below is a calendar of what is planned:

Spring Semester schedule TBD