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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.

CBS Postdoc Symposium

The College of Biological Sciences invites its postdoctoral scientists and staff to come together to share their science, core facility capabilities and postdoctoral experiences for a Postdoc Symposium. The event includes lightning talks, a panel discussion and free lunch! RSVP at z.umn.edu/cbspostdoc by Wednesday, April 5.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, April 19
  • 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Cargill Building, St. Paul Campus

Cotner Featured on 'Explore with Sven'

Sehoya Cotner, associate professor in the department of Biology Teaching and Learning was recently featured on KARE 11.

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard recently took a trip to the Galápagos Islands for his KARE 11 feature "Explore with Sven." Sehoya Cotner helped explain the unique biology of the Galápagos when he returned!

Check out the video >>

 

Checking in with Dean Forbes - March 2017

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

 

What are you most excited about at the moment?

We welcomed a capacity crowd of nearly 650 people — 230 prospective students and their families — to the CBS Dean’s Reception last week. For those who haven’t been to one, the event is designed to give prospective students and their families a closer look into the undergraduate student experience in CBS as they prepare to choose a college. It was wonderful to see the energy and interest.