Ecology picnic September 17th

The annual ecology picnic has been rescheduled to  Friday, September 17th from 4-8pm. Please join us in welcoming new students to the department and in re-connecting with fellow Ecologists to kick off the new semester!

Grilled items (and soft drinks) will provided; please bring a dish to share, your own place settings if possible, a refillable cup, water bottle, etc.

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Seminar today: Dr. Ray Callaway

Please join us today (Monday Apr. 25) at 4pm in 106 Forest Resources Building for Dr. Ray Callaways talk, “Exotic plant invasions in a biogeographic context.” Please bring a mug if you would like coffee, and we will provide snacks.

See you there!

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Science Café Tuesday: Science in the Movies!

Are you looking for a way to discuss relevant science topics in a relaxing, fun atmosphere? If so please join, the Ecology Graduate Student Organization at our final Spring 2016 Science Café event on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:00pm.

The Café will feature Penn State University postdoctoral scholar Dr. Eric Yip discussing the topic: Science in the Movies! A species of spider he studies was featured in the movie Arachnophobia.

The event is open to the public and does NOT have a cover charge.

Where: Schlow Library

211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801

When: Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00-7:00pm

Contact: psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

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Novel Ecosystems Research Symposium today!

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Please join us TODAY (Tuesday, April 12) in MSC W202/203 for the Novel Ecosystems Research Symposium: An Afternoon with Penn State Ecologists from 12:30-5pm.

The event will consist of poster presentations from graduate and undergraduate researchers and lightning talks by faculty and postdoctoral researchers from 12:30-3:30pm. The event will culminate in a keynote address by Dr. Richard Hobbs on the topic of “Changing ecologies: Finding ways to the future without losing the past”. This talk will be at 4pm in the Berg auditorium.

Our goal in hosting this event is to build and foster a community of ecologists across disciplines, departments, and programs campus-wide. In the face of a multitude of ecological and anthropogenic changes, ecologists must consider their research within the context of the novel changes occurring within their systems. This symposium provides an opportunity for researchers to share a wide variety of research under the over-arching theme of novel ecosystems.

Any questions regarding the event can be sent to psu.noveleco@gmail.com, and a finalized schedule is attached.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Seminar today: Dr. David Holway

Please join us today (Monday Mar. 28) at 4pm in 106 Forest Resources Building for Dr. David Holway‘s talk, “Social insect invasions: colony-level trait variation and success in new environments.” Please bring a mug if you would like coffee, and we will provide snacks.

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Science Café‎ March 29: Life & Death in the Abyss

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Are you looking for a way to discuss relevant science topics in a relaxing, fun atmosphere? If so please join, the Ecology Graduate Student Organization at our third in a series of Spring 2016 Science Café events on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30pm. The Café will feature Penn State Biology graduate students Sam Vohsen and Fanny Girard discussing the topic: Life and Death in the Abyss: the impact of oil spills on deep-sea coral reefs!

The event is open to the public and does NOT have a cover charge.

Where: Webster’s Cafe

133 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801

When: Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30pm

Contact: psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

Please pass this on to your non-scientist friends who might be interested!

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Happy hour today: 5:30 at Local Whiskey

There is a happy hour today at 5:30 at Local Whiskey with the Anthropology folks.
See you there!
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