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Featuring news, updates and stories by and for the CBS community, Connect is your resource for the latest from the College of Biological Sciences.

New Grand Challenges Postdoctoral Program Cohort Announced

Four postdoctoral researchers launch cross-disciplinary projects that ask questions relating to the environment, health and education


Project Title: Examining the influence of fungal community composition and substrate chemistry on the soil carbon response to N fertilization.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Allison Gill
Faculty Advisors: Sarah Hobbie and Jonathan Schilling

Checking In With Dean Forbes | Summer 2017

A regular Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

Last month, I announced the appointment of Jonathan Schilling as the next director of our Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. Jonathan starts in January 2018. I am looking forward to the exciting developments to come as Jonathan and his team expand research opportunities, continue to evolve field biology education programming and increase engagement with the surrounding community.

Fall 2017 Petri Dish - The Experiment Continues!

A new season of The Petri Dish launches this fall at Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul. Join us for lively, informal, curiosity-driven conversations about the future of food and water, and an exploration of the causes underlying the misalignment between public perceptions about scientific facts.


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Checking in With Dean Forbes | June 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

There’s lots of good news to share. The CBS Conservatory will receive $4.4 million in public funding toward a new facility. We still have private dollars to raise to cover our portion of the total cost, but this marks the beginning of a new era for this important teaching and research resource.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- May 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

As we wrap up another academic year, I am extremely pleased by the unprecedented number of awards and honors received by our students, faculty and staff. Members of the CBS community were recognized for excellence in areas ranging from community engagement to achievements in research to outstanding service to the College and the University. In case you missed the many announcements, here’s a rundown:

Science Near the Scallions

Beth Fallon receives University’s Outstanding Community Service Award for work with Market Science.

Beth Fallon

On Saturday mornings, visitors to Twin Cities farmers market expect to find local produce, flowers and perhaps a baked good or two while strolling by booths and talking to vendors.

Checking in with Dean Forbes - April 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

I am thrilled about the wave of recognition for our outstanding faculty.