CBS Launches the Campaign for the College of Biological Sciences
Faculty in the College of Biological Sciences conduct research on a broad range of subjects, from molecules to ecosystems, and make discoveries that improve human health, restore the environment, provide new sources of renewable energy and enhance agriculture. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about CBS faculty.
What are you most excited about at the moment?
Women make up about 60 percent of biology undergraduates in the United States, but only 36 percent of assistant professors and 18 percent of full professors.
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.
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.
Then we want to hear from you. The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. New technologies and approaches provide unprecedented opportunities to link fundamental properties of plants at the molecular, cellular or tissue levels to phenotype.
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: