March 26, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Collaboration Incubator Workshop at VT for faculty & post-docs
The Center for Communicating Science will facilitate a full day-long Collaboration Incubator on Saturday, April 27 . The workshop is designed to support collaboration among faculty and explore new possibilites for developing research communities. Support for the event is being provided by an Institute-Destination Areas Seed Grant initiative.  Interested faculty and post-docs should RSVP by April 1.

This week is Graduate Education Week!
Graduate Education Week is this week - March 25 - 29th. This year's theme is "Find Your Balance", and there are lots of fun activities, free refreshments and cool prizes! Thank you to all grad students, advisors and graduate and research faculty - we appreciate all of your hard work and contributions!

AROUND CAMPUS
Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture: James Costa, Director of the Highlands Biological Station at Western Carolina University - Indefatigable Naturalists: Darwin and Wallace on the Evolutionary Trail
Tuesday, 3/26 at 12:00 pm
Fralin Auditorium
Hahn Garden Walk or Talk Series : IGC Fellow, Jennie Wagner - Bee-friendly beef: using wildflowers in pastures to conserve native bees
Wednesday, 3/27 at 12:00 pm
Hahn Horticulture Garden Pavilion
Adding wildflower habitats to pasture systems is one potential way to conserve native bees in a habitat that lacks pollinator resources. How does adding those habitats affect bee abundance and species diversity in pastures? Can these habitats provide other benefits to agricultural production? 
ENTO Chlo é Lahondère , GCC faculty, Virginia Tech - Thermal biology, eco-physiology and neuropathology of disease vector insects
Thursday, 3/28 at 3:00 pm
220 Price Hall
EEB Hope Klug , University of Tennessee - The operation of sexual selection revisited
Thursday, 3/28 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
FREC: Holly Barnard , Associate Professor of Geography and INSTAAR Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder - Water and carbon interactions across the critical zone: exploring bi-directional relationships in complex terrain
Friday, 3/29 at 10:00 am, refreshments at 9:30a
Fralin Auditorium
CEE EWR : Omar Abdul-Aziz , West Virginia University - Research interests include e cological-water resources engineering, Modeling of wetland and forest biogeochemistry, major greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions, and carbon sequestration
Friday, 3/29 at 2:30 pm
261 Durham Hall
Author, environmentalist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams comes to the Moss Arts Center on Monday, April 1st
Often referred to as a “citizen writer,” Terry Tempest Williams has consistently shown how environmental issues are also social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Join the author, conservationist, and activist for an  onstage conversation  at the Moss Arts Center on Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.

FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
John Little - Civil & Environmental Engineering

John C. Little is the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor of CEE at VT. He is a nationally and internationally recognized faculty member whose research focuses on two areas, indoor air pollution and lake and reservoir management.Both areas deal with mass...

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Angie Estrada - Biological Sciences

Angie obtained her bachelor's degree in environmental biology at Universidad de Panama where she conducted undergraduate research on male mate preferences on a polymorphic amphibian, the strawberry poison frog. After completing her degree, Angie...

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NEWSWORTHY
Preparing farming communities in Nepal for climate change

From VT NEWS | A Virginia Tech program is analyzing how climate change in Nepal affects distribution of invasive species, livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and food and land availability. People in Nepal, especially in rural communities, are...

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What's In Your Indoor Air?

From WVTF | GCC faculty affiliate, Dr. John Little (CEE) speaks about SVOCs, or 'semi volatile compounds'. For decades, indoor air pollution has actually exceeded outdoor pollution. And that's because in a closed environment, synthetic materials...

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Researchers analyze biodiversity patterns in Antarctica

From VT News | Antarctica is a nearly uninhabited, ice-covered continent ravaged by cold, windy, and dry conditions. Virginia Tech researcher and GCC Faculty affiliate, Jeb Barrett, was part of an international collaborative team that analyzed...

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Grad students host first communication science conference

From VT News | For IGC Fellow, Brandon Semel, Dr. Seuss has become a key to communicating his Madagascar climate change research. "I think of lemurs as being like the fluffy bar-ba-loots up in the truffula trees in 'The Lorax,"" said Semel...

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