March 19, 2019
See you Friday for the 2019 GCC Distinguished Lecture!
3:30 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre

11 Post-Docs open for Active Learning Initiative in a variety of depts. at Cornell
The Active Learning Initiative supports departments in redesigning their courses to implement research-based active learning strategies and to create sustainable improvements to undergraduate education at Cornell.

Post-Doc: Dinosaur Institute at the Natural Museum of History of Los Angeles County
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Dinosaur Institute seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to conduct collection-based research in dinosaur evolution broadly defined, to include systematics, paleobiogeography, paleobiology, and comparative/functional morphology.

ENTO Kasie Raymann , UNC Greensboro - The impact of the gut microbiome on honey bee health
Thursday, 3/21 at 3:00 pm
220 Price Hall
EEB Michelle Afkhami , University of Miami - Scaling microbiome effects from genes to communities: understanding the molecular basis of mutualistic interactions and their consequences for higher order ecological processes
Thursday, 3/21 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
FREC : Yusuke Kuwayama , Fellow and VALUABLES Consortium Director, Resources for the Future - Dynamic impacts of U.S. energy development on agricultural land use
Friday, 3/22 at 10:00 am, refreshments at 9:30a
Fralin Auditorium
CEE EWR : Renzun Zhao , North Carolina A&T State University - Research interests include s ustainable water infrastructure, food-energy-water nexus, advanced wastewater treatment, environmental remediation, water chemistry
Friday, 3/22 at 2:30 pm
261 Durham Hall
GEOS : Andy Smye , Penn State - Differentiation of continental crust during extension
Friday, 3/22 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
Lisa Belden - Biological Sciences

Dr. Belden is a community ecologist working primarily in the field of disease ecology. Several projects in the Belden lab have direct ties to the IGC program, including work examining the role of species diversity in trematode parasite dynamics in...

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Mike Graham - Geography

Mike is a Ph.D. student in the Geospatial and Environmental Analysis program and has worked in Dr. Megan O'Rourke's lab since 2015. Mike is broadly interested sustainable agriculture and how management of agricultural land affects climate change. ...

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GCC Faculty Affiliates Lisa Belden and David Haak are part of a collaborative team studying the critical role of the honey bee gut microbiome in health and defense against parasites using a systems biology framework.
Science on Tap: Darwin's Backyard "Experimentising"
Monday, March 25th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg
Join biologist Jim Costa of Western Carolina University on a backyard adventure a la Charles Darwin. Darwin loved playing around with experiments that involved his entire household, including his kids, and the world outside his backdoor. Costa, author of the book Darwin's Backyard, will show us some of these experiments and discuss his work studying this iconic biologist's biography and history.

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