Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.
All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. These students should fill out a colloquium report during the talk they attend and return it to the front of room if they want their attendance recorded.
Spring 2019 Biology Colloquium Schedule
Thursday, February 14, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Lions, Giraffes, and Baboons, oh my! ... Tales of Research and Study Abroad in Tanzania", Molly McNicoll, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Areas Land Manager, Luther College.
Thursday, February 21, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health”, Kurayi Mahachi (’15 biology grad), Ph.D. graduate student in Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa.
Thursday, February 28, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Learning to take note: plant diversity in the Driftless Area”, Savannah Wilson (’19) and Beth Lynch, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, Luther College.
Thursday, March 7, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Environmental DNA as an Early Detection Tool for Invasive Silver and Bighead Carp”, Emy Monroe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Fisheries Center, Onalaska, WI.
Thursday, April 25, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “A Calling to Serve”, Barbara Fuller, M.D. ’72 grad, Monroe Medical Associates, Chicago, IL.
Thursday, May 2, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - "Collaboration and Climate Change", Ellen Badger, '16 grad, Project Manager & Research Assistant for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA, Fort Collins, CO.
Friday, May 10, Student Research Symposium - Selected biology colloquium-eligible student talks and posters TBD, times and locations TBA