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Message from Dean Valery Forbes | The shooting of Daunte Wright

Email sent to the CBS community April 13, 2021


Dear CBS community,

As you know, a Brooklyn Center Police Department officer shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday. This tragedy adds fresh trauma to the open wound of previous killings at the hands of police. That this pattern continues unchanged nearly a year after the death of George Floyd underscores the need for immediate individual and systemic change.

CBS BioScience Speed Networking Event

Are you actively looking for a job or internship? Get support! Join the CBS Career Team for our fourth annual employer networking event created for students ready to join the bioscience industry. This is a unique opportunity to network with science employers, learn about internship or full-time opportunities, and learn more about careers in the biological sciences.

A Novel, Cost-Effective Method for Disease Detection

One of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been accessible, low-cost, and rapid detection systems for tracking the spread of the virus. At the Engelhart and Adamala lab, we developed a detection system called Apta-NASBA that can detect SARS-CoV-2, as well as other pathogens, using a different fluorescent colour output per pathogen. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - April 2021

Each year around this time, the University asks colleges to present our priorities for the coming year to the provost and other University leaders. The College continues to advance its mission with strong enrollment and graduation rates, incremental increases in research dollars and robust engagement efforts. We look to build on that momentum in the coming year.

Our top priorities, outlined in the FY22 CBS Compact, going forward are to:

Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop 

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program and Louis Stokes NorthStar STEM Alliance are hosting a 90 minutes Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop in a late April!

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Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (CST)

Take courses with Institute on the Environment

Want to apply your degree to help people and the planet? There’s a class for that! The Institute on the Environment can help you identify many interdisciplinary courses to help you learn about and address pressing environmental issues. 

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Postdoctoral researcher at Cedar Creek organizes a team of contributors to learn more about red-headed woodpeckers, ultimately informing conservation efforts and innovating wildlife research methods.

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Join the CBS Career Team for a virtual visit with Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Hear from professionals at Minnesota’s largest biotech manufacturing employer - Takeda Pharmaceuticals — for this onlinve event. Join to:

  • Learn about internship and full-time opportunities in the life sciences & biotechnology industry.
  • Hear from Takeda representatives about their manufacturing and quality divisions.
  • Explore leadership opportunities in their Operations Development program.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 27 | 1 - 2:30 p.m. CT 

Gap Year Alumni Panel and Healthcare Opportunities Event

Are you interested in taking some time off prior to applying or starting health professional school, or are you uncertain on whether you are competitive enough to get into health professional school immediately after graduation? Attend this virtual meeting to learn from recent alumni who have completed or are currently in a gap year before health professional school.