FSU - Biological Science

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 2023-10-16


October 16 through October 20, 2023

Monday, October 16 – Monday, October 16, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, 2057 KIN—BIO/ NEURO POSTDOC/GRAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AND LUNCH, "Perspectives on the academic job search (Neuro): How I became an Assistant Professor at FSU," Dr. Douglas Storace, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. This is part of the Multiple Perspectives on the Academic Job Search series. All interested postdocs or grad students are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, October 17 – Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 am – 10:00 am, 2061 EOA—OCEANOGRAPHY THESIS DEFENSE, "Enigmatic, abundant and active Anaerolineae mediate carbon transformations in a salt marsh ecosystem," Paige Payne, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Marianna Fuentes.

Wednesday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 18, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 201 Longmire—JOHN HO LECTURE SERIES IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY, "Changing the practice and practitioners of anthropological genomics," Ripan Malhi, Ph.D, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. PART OF JOHN HO LECTURE SERIES IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY, SUPPORTED BY FSU ANTHROPOLOGY, FSU NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES, AND THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE SMALL GRANTS FUND. This is presentation will include discussion of using genomics as a tool to learn about evolutionary histories in the Americas as well as the impacts of European colonization on Indigenous peoples of North America.

Thursday, October 19 – Thursday, October 19, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 320 BIO—TECHNICAL SEMINAR, "The Nikon AXR Confocal with NSPARC Detector," Tom Pitta and Lauryn Luderman. There will also be an equipment demonstration Nov 7-9, 119Y Bio Unit I, the BSIR. Registration requested for the deomnstration; contact Jim Fadool or BSIR staff for more information.

Thursday, October 19 – Thursday, October 19, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Zoom and KIN—DEPARTMENT DIALOGUE, "Critical shifts to action items." Where? On Zoom (link TBA), but light refreshments will be available in KIN for participants just before and after the meeting to fuel our collective thinking and provide a chance for in-person idea-sharing. What? Once or twice a semester our department comes together to discuss improving our community. Our dialog on the 19th is part of a series on “critical shifts”. Working with Dr. Issac Carter, a professional facilitator, participants have identified ways our community needs to shift. On the 19th we will focus on one of those shifts (improved communication) and generate specific actionable proposals.
Why should you attend? • Problems can feel beyond our control, but we can work effectively at the local level to address issues within our own department. You can make a difference.
• These dialogs are a way to hear from everyone, get ideas from everyone, and involve everyone in the decision-making. We need to hear all voices.
• These dialogs have an impact on department administration and beyond. We are committed to supporting the solutions that come out of the dialogs, and carrying concerns to upper administration when changes are beyond our control.
• This dialog will focus on how to take an idea for change and make it actionable. This skill takes practice, and is useful for every one of us, regardless of job description (student, faculty, staff) or the sphere in which we want to solve problems (our department, future workplaces, our communities).
RSVP! To help with planning (for the meeting and for refreshments) please use this form to indicate whether you plan to participate: https://forms.gle/Yhvhmsf6CSiXjbko9

Friday, October 20 – Friday, October 20, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The visual fields of Crocodylia," Tyler Hunt, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Gregory Erickson, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

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