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News, features and events from the College of Biological Sciences


 

Getting to Know David Kirkpatrick

Longtime faculty member steps into role as department head of Biology Teaching and Learning, and offers his insights on BTL’s efforts in education research.

David Kirkpatrick

After serving as interim, David Kirkpatrick was recently named head of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2018

October is always a whirlwind of activity. This year is no exception. Last week, we celebrated donors and scholarship recipients at our annual recognition dinner, kicked off our fall Petri Dish series at the new Bell and broke ground on a new Conservatory!

CBS Bay Area Alumni Reception

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota and CBS alums Dr. Lolly Schiffman and Kendra Radtke invite you to a Bay Area gathering for alumni and friends. Reconnect with fellow College of Biological Sciences alumni and make new connections. Hear from CBS Dean Valery Forbes and network with fellow CBS alumni. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

The Biologists and the Bell

College of Biological Sciences faculty contributed to the creation of exhibits and more at the new Bell Museum. 

Student at Bell Museum

A wall display at the new Bell features images taken of plots at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve using spectral diversity of plants to evaluate biodiversity.

Alumni at Work: Riley Seitz

 

CBS alum Riley Seitz put her background in microbiology to work building Surly Brewery's quality lab from the ground up.

Riley Seitz

Riley Seitz (B.S. Microbiology '14) at Surly Brewery in Minneapolis where she is quality manager. 


Job title: Quality Manager at Surly Brewery

Life after Nature of Life

CBS alum Rob Kulhanek welcomed thousands of incoming CBS students to Itasca. Now he's helping science startups get off the ground.

Rob Kulhanek (B.S. Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, '14) at New York University.

Tilman award recipient named

Kristin Gabel receives 2018 Sarah Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award

Kristin Gabel, a science teacher at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Sarah L. Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award. The College of Biological Sciences offers the award annually to recognize a secondary science educator for their excellence in teaching and mentoring, along with $2,000 to advance their teaching mission. CBS first-year students can nominate their high school educators for the award.