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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.

Sehoya Cotner, Lorelei Patrick featured in world's northern-most newspaper

This summer, BTL associate professor Sehoya Cotner and postdoctoral associate Lorelei Patrick were part of a group of ecologists involved in a science communication project on climate change. During this project, ecologists conducted a data "blitz" in order to track vegetation changes in Longyearbyen, Sweden. Additionly, they asked residents of the town a series of questions regarding their perceptions of climate change. They shared their findings with the community in the form of a letter to the editor of Svalbard Posten, the world’s northernmost newspaper.

Checking in with Dean Forbes -- November 2018

I recently completed my three-year review for Provost Hanson. I was asked to describe my leadership philosophy, evaluate my achievements and identify barriers. Putting this document together reminded me once again just how fortunate I am to lead this College.

Getting to Know David Kirkpatrick

Longtime faculty member steps into role as department head of Biology Teaching and Learning, and offers his insights on BTL’s efforts in education research.

David Kirkpatrick

After serving as interim, David Kirkpatrick was recently named head of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2018

October is always a whirlwind of activity. This year is no exception. Last week, we celebrated donors and scholarship recipients at our annual recognition dinner, kicked off our fall Petri Dish series at the new Bell and broke ground on a new Conservatory!

Alumni at Work: Riley Seitz

 

CBS alum Riley Seitz put her background in microbiology to work building Surly Brewery's quality lab from the ground up.

Riley Seitz

Riley Seitz (B.S. Microbiology '14) at Surly Brewery in Minneapolis where she is quality manager. 


Job title: Quality Manager at Surly Brewery

The Story Behind the Scientist with Katie Fixen

Katie Fixen

There are two absolutes in science: Failure is frequent and inevitable.

“A lot of what you do [day-to-day] in the lab doesn’t work,” says Dr. Katie Fixen, a microbiologist who recently joined the Plant and Microbial Biology Department on the St. Paul campus.