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2017 Life Science Graduate School Fair

CBS undergraduates, meet with admission and faculty representatives from U of M and other graduate programs from across the country at the 2017 Life Science Graduate School Fair Friday, September 22! You can learn more about masters and Ph.D. programs in the biological sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, pharmaceutical science programs and related more.  

Registration is encouraged

Event details

Past Is Present

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior invites you to an evening of fast-paced “lightning talks” that explore the influence of classic research by noted researchers from the University of Minnesota. Current faculty will trace lines between research by Ecology, Evolution and Behavior greats Raymond Lindeman, Margaret Davis, Eville Gorham and others that has since led to exciting or unanticipated applications, policies and insights.

Minding the Gap

Taking an evidence-based approach to making STEM more inclusive.

Sehoya Cotner, Cissy Ballen and undergraduates

Women make up about 60 percent of biology undergraduates in the United States, but only 36 percent of assistant professors and 18 percent of full professors.

New Grand Challenges Postdoctoral Program Cohort Announced

Four postdoctoral researchers launch cross-disciplinary projects that ask questions relating to the environment, health and education

Project Title: Examining the influence of fungal community composition and substrate chemistry on the soil carbon response to N fertilization.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Allison Gill
Faculty Advisors: Sarah Hobbie and Jonathan Schilling

Checking In With Dean Forbes | Summer 2017

A regular Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.

What are you most excited about at the moment?

Last month, I announced the appointment of Jonathan Schilling as the next director of our Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. Jonathan starts in January 2018. I am looking forward to the exciting developments to come as Jonathan and his team expand research opportunities, continue to evolve field biology education programming and increase engagement with the surrounding community.