Low Power Happy Hour Today 5-7 PM

Tonight there will be a happy hour at the Rathskeller starting at 5:00 PM.  We will be joining the Architectural Engineering graduate students for their “Low Power Happy Hour” which is focused on sustainability. There will be all sorts of locally sourced food and drink items featured as well as a focus on small steps we all can take to live more sustainably. Hope to see you there!

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EGSO meeting September 21

The first Ecology Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) meeting will be Wed., Sept. 21st at 4:30pm in AgSci 118. All ecology graduate students are automatically members of the EGSO, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our first meeting will be a welcoming and planning session for the upcoming semester.

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Ecology program picnic September 15th

The Ecology Program Picnic will be held at Sunset Park on Thursday, Sept. 15th at 4:30pm. Grillables are provided. Please bring a dish to pass. There will be some frisbees and maybe even a volleyball game! This is a family-friendly event.

See you there!

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Fall seminar series begins Sep. 12

The fall ecology seminar series will begin MondaySeptember 12, with Dr. Peter Hudson. The series will continue on Mondays at 4pm in Forest Resources Building room 107. In this series, we hope to foster discussion across ecological subdisciplines by relating research to broad ecological theories and societal issues.

Check out the full schedule here:

Fall ecology seminar series 2016

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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!

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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