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FALL 2012

Butterfly as barometer

Emilie Snell-Rood studies butterflies in order to better understand how organisms adjust to their environment. See her at work in the lab and in the field. PHOTO ESSAY

New digs at Itasca

On September 21 President Kaler and Itasca supporters broke ground on a much-needed new campus center at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories — and marked the beginning of a new era. FEATURE ARTICLE

A below par student

Paul Stadem began caddying at 12, and the hard-working biochemistry major continues to bring the skills learned on the golf course into the classroom. FEATURE ARTICLE

Teosinte for two

An informal collaboration between plant biology colleagues with different foci but a shared interest in corn and its ancient ancestor teosinte makes science sing. FEATURE ARTICLE

Up, up and away

The college is poised to make big gains in emerging areas of biology by hiring 16 new faculty for six research clusters. Find out more about the effort. LEARN MORE

Happy accidents

CBS alumna Brittany Sabol didn't plan to become an environmental educator, but theater and ecology ended up being the perfect preparation. FEATURE ARTICLE

Gecko feet don't stick around

A study of geckos' evolutionary history shows that the lizards gained and lost their adhesive toes many times, shedding light on how traits emerge and recede. FEATURE ARTICLE


Going to Homecoming?

Tailgate in style! The UMAA is hosting a pre-game Homecoming brunch. Get tickets
for the Homecoming Pepfest and Pregame Brunch at McNamara Alumni Center (right
across from the stadium!) Join the Alumni Association and your fellow alumni and friends
for a fun pre-game get-together.

Mentoring made easy

Register with the University's Professional Networking Database in GoldPASS. You'll have
the opportunity to offer students career advice and make yourself available for information

Stay connected to CBS (and fellow alumni!)

Join the College of Biological Sciences Alumni Society (BSAS), part of the University of
Minnesota Alumni Association, and take advantage of a whole range of benefits.
Get discounts on event tickets, Gopher apparel and more. Call UMAA Member Services
at 612-624-2323 or visit the membership page.