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Here you will find a collection of profiles and updates for and about staff in the College of Biological Sciences.

CBS People: Jessamina Blum

This BTL staffer helps bring discovery-based research into the classroom.

Jessamina Blum

What do you do at CBS? ​

I'm an Assistant Education Specialist in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning and Managing Editor CourseSource.

CBS People: Hannah Skog

A split appointment between Cedar Creek and the St. Paul administrative cluster provides this CBS'er with a unique perspective.
Hannah Skog
What do you do here?

I'm the Facilities Coordinator & Executive Assistant for the St.

CBS People: Martha Scott Johnson

A recent transplant from the Carolinas, this advisor is helping CBS students engage in the full college experience.
Martha Scott Johnson
What do you do here?

I am an academic advisor in CBS Student Services.

Stefanie Wiesneski Receives Tate Award

CBS coordinator of advising honored for exceptional work in undergraduate advising.
Stefanie Wiesneski

Stefanie Wiesneski, the college’s coordinator of advising, was recently named as a recipient of the 2015-16 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Data Center Outage in January

On January 9-10, 2016, the Office of Information Technology has a planned IT service interruption. Maintenance of the primary data center and its related service interruption is set to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, January 9. It is expected that all affected services will be restored by noon Sunday, January 10.

This annual event is critical to the maintenance, testing and repair of facility infrastructure, and requires a complete shutdown of the main data center.

Biology Teaching and Learning Debuts New Space

The department looks to spark collaboration with a new office for faculty and staff based on open-concept workspace.

With the recent launch of BTL Commons in Moos Tower, the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning hopes to build connections and promote collaboration among faculty and staff in their daily work. The new department home features open, accessible, flexible work spaces, lots of glass and natural light.

CBS People: Elena Brown

This CBS staffer and U student has an eye for design.

Elena Brown

What do you do here?

I'm a principal administrative specialist in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. 

How long have you been at the U?

I started here as student five years ago, but I've worked in CBS for three years.