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Lester Newman Seminar Series

Spring term seminars will be held on Thursdays at noon in SRTC 247.

Winter 2015

**Winter Seminar Series is located in SRTC 247 unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Title Host
January 8

Uri Shanas

University of Haifa

“How can behavioural approaches help us to challenge invasive rodents” Systma
January 15

TBA

TBA TBA
January 22

Dr. Stephen J. Dinsmore

Iowa State University

"Plovers, prairie dogs, and the plague: The Mountain Plover in Montana"

Murphy
THURSDAY
January 29
SRTC 247

Dr. Emily Walter

"Not "just a theory": The influence of a general education biology course on evolution knowledge and acceptance."

HHMI Biology faculty candidate

Estes
MONDAY
February 2
SRTC 219
Dr. Carrie Hall

"Transforming STEM Education from the inside out: Teaching Biology the way we practice Biology"

HHMI Biology faculty candidate

Estes
THURSDAY
February 5
SRTC 247

Dr. Erin Shortlidge

 "Infusing research into the undergraduate science classroom:  a means to many ends."

HHMI Biology faculty candidate

Estes
TUESDAY
February 10
SRTC 247
Dr. Jeffrey Olimpo

 "Re-envisioning the Introductory Biology Experience."

HHMI Biology faculty candidate

Estes
February 12

Frank Robb

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

" Archaeal Model Systems for Human Vaccines and Inherited Diseases"

Reysenbach
February 19

Lindsay Zanno

Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

"Turning over a new leaf: the impact of herbivory on theropod dinosaur evolution"
Ruedas
February 26

Susan Haig

Oregon State University & U.S. Geological Survey

."An integrated approach to examining full life cycle biology." Murphy
March 5

Dr. Paul Beare

Rocky Mountain Laboratory, MT

"Genomes, Genes and Genetics: The Coxiella Story" Raghavan
March 12

Victor DeFilippis

Oregon Health & Science University

TBA Stedman

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Title Host
April 02

Ivania Ceron-Souza

Oregon State University

"The intricate evolutionary history of the red mangrove species (Rhizophora) in the neotropics"

Eppley
April 09

Jessica Budke

UC Davis

"Maternal effects: offspring protection from dehydration improves fitness in mosses" Eppley
April 16

Tanya Kostova Vassilevska

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

“Simulation of virus evolution during serial passages in cell culture” Podrabsky
April 23

Nina R. Salama

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

"Bacterial adaptations to life in the stomach." Stedman
April 30

Pierre Blier

Centre de la Science de la Biodiversite du Quebec

"Some secrets of extreme longevity from the deep sea"

Estes
May 07

Douglas Robinson

Oregon State University

"Why birds have been disappearing from 

a famous island in tropical Panama"

Murphy
May 14

Becky Ball

Arizona State University

 "Aboveground-belowground connections in Antarctic soil ecosystems"

Rosenstiel/Eppley
May 21

Dr. Joseph Wade

Wadsworth Center

TBA Raghavan
May 28

France Dufresne

Centre de la Science de la Biodiversite du Quebec

"Does sex matter in Daphnia?" Estes
June 04

Klaus Fruh

OHSU

TBA Stedman

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Title Host

October 01

TBA

TBA TBA
October 08

TBA

TBA TBA
October 16

TBA

TBA TBA
October 22

TBA

TBA TBA
October 29

TBA

TBA TBA
November 05

TBA

TBA TBA
November 12

TBA

TBA TBA
November 19

TBA

TBA TBA
November 26

No seminar

Thanksgiving Break N/A
December 03

TBA

TBA TBA