Bio 487 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.
As of Fall 2014, 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 2016 Biology Colloquium Schedule
Thursday, September 8 at 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “(Not) As Seen on TV: The Reality of Forensic Science”, Michelle Burns (’07 grad), State Crime Laboratory, DNA Unit, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Milwaukee, WI.
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 pm in Valders 206 - “Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home”, Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, and author of “Bringing Nature Home”.
Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm in Valders 206 - “Creating Living Landscapes”, Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, and author of “Bringing Nature Home”.
Saturday, Oct 1 at 11:15 am in Valders 206 - “Migrations of an Ornithologist Across Ecosystems and Disciplines” Kara Whittaker (’96 grad), Senior Scientist and Policy Analyst, Washington Forest Law Center, Seattle, WA. Hoslett Memorial Homecoming Lecture.
Thursday, November 10 at 9:40 am in Valders 206 - “Blending Biology with Technology to Manage Pests and Beneficial Organisms”, Brian McCornack, Ph.D. (’98 grad), Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
Thursday, December 1 at 9:40 am, locations TBA - Senior paper two minute talks.