Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately once a month during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.
All biology majors must attend 12 colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. These students should fill out and promptly return to SHL 231 the colloquium reports if they want their attendance recorded.
Fall 2018 Biology Colloquium Schedule
Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm in Valders 206 - “Monarchs in a Changing World: Conservation of an Iconic Insect”, Karen Oberhauser, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 pm in Valders 206 - "Life Sciences to Public Health – My Journey as a Researcher in Nepal". Sameer Dixit, Ph.D., '94 biology grad, Founder Director of Research-Public Health Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.
Saturday, October 27 at 11:15 am in Valders 206 - “Landscapes and Peoples of the Past: Using Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Evidence to Investigate Ancient Native Americans of the Midcontinent, ca. 450-1450 CE” Sissel Schroeder, Ph.D. ’83 grad, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hoslett Homecoming Memorial Lecture.
Thursday, November 8 at 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Investigating the cellular role of endosome-mediated membrane trafficking”, Brian Hiester, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Luther College.
Thursday, November 15 at 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “The Green Leap: Opportunities to Conserve Biodiversity in Cities”, Mark Hostetler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida