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Welcome Week 2017

First-year students, get acclimated to campus and learn more about opportunities for you as students at Welcome Week 2017. Attend informational sessions, convocation and events around campus the week of August 30 - September 4, 2017. For more information and a calendar of events, check out the Welcome Week website


Get ready for NOL@Itasca summer 2017! During NOL @ Itasca, students participate in intensive field/lab experience modules, each of which is taught by a faculty member with 10-12 student participants. Session one for 2017 starts July 6! Get more info about NOL@Itasca on the Nature of Life section of the CBS website. 

Message regarding the death of Chris Stanley

Dear CBS Community,

You may have heard news of the death of CBS student Christopher Stanley. Chris was known and loved by many. He was set to graduate this spring and had a promising future ahead of him.

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy - Fall 2017

Fluorescence microscopy is an essential technique to probe the inner workings of cells and tissues. Yet, few students have a clear grasp of how a fluorescent microscope works and how to quantitatively analyze the large data sets it generates. You will learn ‘hands on’ the inner workings of fluorescent microscopes, how to set up and acquire fluorescent images using microscopes, and how to quantitatively analyze image data using FIJI (ImageJ) software. Graduate students will gain confidence in the acquisition and quantitative analysis of their own image data.

MICB 4131 Immunology Fall 2017

Learn how the immune system works and how immunity is important for cancer, transplantation, vaccines, autoimmunity and microbiomes in MICB 4131 during fall 2017. This three-credit course meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Job Opportunity with Elite Medical Scribes

Elite Medical Scribes gives you the opportunity to gain clinical experience while building close relationships with Medical providers in clinic or hospital settings in over 27 states. You will be paired with a Physician or Physician Assistant, and see every Patient interaction while building the Electronic Medical Records, and performing other various tasks.

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:

Four Summer Career Tips from the CBS Career Team

If you're getting close to graduation:

  • Update your résumé (don't wait until the perfect job for you is about to close their application!)
  • Create a Linked-In account
  • Conduct a practice interview with a career coach
  • Clean up social media (especially if you are a job seeker)

If you're exploring careers: