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Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

Please complete the nomination form if you would like to nominate your teaching assistant.

Join the CBS Ambassadors Team!

The CBS Ambassadors team is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. CBS Ambassadors support the College of Biological Sciences by promoting CBS and the University of Minnesota to prospective students and their families. Student Ambassadors will participate in student outreach initiatives, on-campus recruitment events, and first-year transition programming.

Survey on Course-related Stress

Many instructors are concerned about the mental health of their students, but most say they are not aware of how their interactions with students may influence students' stress levels.  The Faculty & Instructors Committee of the Provost’s Council on Student Mental Health and the Provost's Advisory Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Technology (PACTLT) subcommittee on Serving Students with Mental Health Concerns want to address this topic.  We would like to know how UMN students experience course-related stress so we can help faculty and other instructors become awa

New GCD Courses

GCD is offering a couple of new classes in the coming semesters!


GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy
Fluorescence microscopy is an essential technique to probe the inner workings of cells and tissues. 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. Undergraduate students require instructor permission for enrollment.

EM & DMD Career Event

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is pleased to announce that it is co-hosting the IEM & DMD Career Event, which will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the McNamara Alumni Center during the week of the DMD Conference.

Now Hiring: 2019 Grads!

Looking for a professional job after graduation? Consider attending Now Hiring: 2019 Grads!

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: U of M Rec Center - 2nd floor
Cost: FREE

College Health Corps Seeking Vistas


Advance health equity for low-income Minnesotans through partnerships between higher education and communities with VISTA positions on college campuses, at clinics, and in community-based organizations. Increasing access to healthcare, health insurance, emergency food, and/or health education are core components of all CHC VISTA projects, though each position is unique.