October 30, 2018
Courses of Interest in Spring 2019:
 IGC Advanced/Spring Seminar - BIOL 5174
The Interfaces of Global Change Advanced/Spring Seminar is the second seminar required as part of the IGC IGEP curriculum. The Advanced Seminar is offered every spring semester and is designed for more senior IGC Fellows who have already taken the IGC Fall Seminar (FIW 5004). BIOL 5174, CRN #11453 is scheduled for Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 pm for Spring 2019.

New Course Taught by GCC Faculty: Drs. Brian Badgley, David Haak (SPES) and Lisa Belden, Frank Aylward (BIOL). Interested students from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate, regardless of formal training in microbiology.

Taught by GCC Faculty Dr. Dana Hawley (BIOL). One of two courses that count toward the IGC Science Communication requirement . Covers outreach program development and techniques for both the public and K-12 audiences.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Virginia Sea Grant and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science are excited to announce a joint Postdoctoral Research Associate in Communicating Science position, with an emphasis on climate change and resilience in coastal communities. 

Review Begin Date: December 10, 2018
Application period closes 12/17/18

IGC Fellows compete in the Nutshell Games!
Hats off to Brenen Wynd (GEOS) and Bennett Grooms (FWC) for honing their science communication skills by competing in the Nutshell Games this past Saturday! Congrats to Brenen on winning the games with best presentation! Stay tuned for video recordings of their talks shared within the next few weeks - Brenen's titled "All My Friends are Dead"; and Bennett's "Why People are Important to Conservation".
Changing climate forces desperate Guatemalans to migrate

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Eduardo Méndez López lifts his gaze to the sky, hoping to see clouds laden with rain. After months of subsisting almost exclusively on plain corn tortillas and salt, his eyes and cheeks appear sunken in, his skin stretched thin...

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IGC Seminar Reflection Series: Fellows in Doubt

By Kristen Bretz and Camilo Alfonso - A sense of gloom and frustration clung to the air along with the late lingering Virginia humidity as the first year IGC fellows met for their weekly seminar on September 24 to discuss denialism and the Merchan...

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Hokie Spirit at the IGC IGEP Fall Picnic!

Thanks to the faculty, students and friends who made it out for the 2018 Fall Picnic! It was a picturesque Blacksburg autumn day for sharing Hokie Pride, along with some friendly competition! Voted by peers as the most spirited in the bunch- the...

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Seminars of Interest:
EEB Dr. Shweta Bansal  (Georgetown University) - From social behavior to network structure for wildlife disease transmission
Thursday, 11/1 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
EWR : David Nelms - Hydrologist/Groundwater Specialist for the USGS
Friday, 11/2 at 2:30 pm
Durham 261
Understanding Careers in Conservation: Dr. Gray Anderson , Wildlife Division Director for VDGIF
Tuesday, 11/6 at 2:00 pm
Fralin Auditorium
Science on Tap: A Spooky Prehistoric-style Costume Party w/ Michelle Stocker & Lab Crew
Thursday, November 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg, VA
Guest experts paleontologist Michelle Stocker and the grad students on her team have all sorts of skeletons to share. Dress up as your favorite spooky prehistoric creature, either in fossil skeleton, zombie, or living form. Winner of the costume competition will get a 3D-printed fossil keepsake.

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