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July 28, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS AND EVENTS
Dr. Megumi Fuse's work with SF State's Bridges program is the focus of a SF State News article "Bridges to the Doctorate Program Receives $1.28M Grant." Read the article at: http://news.sfsu.edu/bridges-doctorate-program-receives-128m-grant Congratulations Dr. Megumi!
Student Thesis Defense: "Feeding Behavior and Population Structure of the Amphipod, Ampithoe valida: a Bicoastal Comparison" by Lauren Scheinberg, 1:00 p.m., July 28, RTC Building B39, 2nd floor classroom. Everyone is welcomed.
Student Thesis Defense: "Investigating Student Talk in Undergraduate Active Learning Biology Classrooms" by Ellen Young, 10:00 a.m., July 31, HH 245. Everyone is welcomed.
Graduate Student Council in Biology (GSCB) seeks creative/artistic biologist to design new GSCB logo. Logo much include "The Graduate Student Council in Biology" or "GSCB." Winner will receive Biology Department t-shirt and $25 gift card to an on-campus location of their choice. Entry deadline to email@example.com: October 1. Learn more about GSCB at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/675783472534853
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE), SF STATE AND CSU NEWS AND EVENTS
First Day of Fall Instruction: August 24.
Labor Day (campus closed): September 7.
ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Kaust University researchers seek intern (graduate or postgraduate student) for 3-6 month research on Arabian killifish in the Saudi Arabian Desert. Transportation, housing and $800/month provided. For more information, visit: www.kaust.edu.sa/internship/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Posted 7/15)
Center for Reduce Cancer Health Disparities CURE program offers training and career development opportunities to enhance and increase diversity in the cancer research workforce. Learn more at: http://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd (Posted 6/30)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offers Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship. Application deadline: July 31. For more information, email: email@example.com (write "Internship' in subject line).
University of Wisconsin-Madison offers Biosciences Opportunities Preview Weekend for Undergraduates, October 8-11. All expenses paid for prospective students. Application deadline: August 5. Learn more at: http://www.biopreview.wisc.edu/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghent University (Belgium) offers position for Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Research Group. Application deadline: August 15. For more information, email: Ann.Huysseune@Ugent.be
Leiden University offers Tropical Biodiversity and Field Methods course, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, September 21-October 18. For more information, email: email@example.com
EVENTS: STUDENT CLUBS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS
UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory John and Mary Louise Riley Seminar Series presents "Nutrients in San Francisco Bay: Science to Management Decisions" by David Senn (San Francisco Estuary Institute), 4:00 p.m., August 5. For more information, visit: http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu or call: 707-875-2211.
13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference, October 10-11. Registration deadline: August 31. Learn more at: http://www.UCDPreHealth.org
San Francisco Estuary Institute & Aquatic Science Center presents RMP Annual Meeting "Future Visions for Water Quality in the Bay," September 17-18, Oakland, CA. Learn more at: www.sfei.org/rmp-meeting
SF State Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) seeks Business, Chemistry and Math tutors. Minimum 3.0 GPA and available to work 20 hours/week required. Salary: $12/hour. Learn more at: http://carp.sfsu.edu/content/job-opportunities (Posted 7/28)
AmeriCorps/Washington Conservation Corps' Marine Monitoring Unit seeks Technician. Salary: $9.47/hour pluse $5730 AmeriCorps Education Award. For more information, visit: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wccapp (select "IP-Lacey/Dept of Ecology Marine Monitoring") (Posted 7/28)
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Norway) seeks two Ph.D. Research Fellows and a Bioinformatician to join Comparative Developmental Biology group. Learn more at: http://www.sars.no/jobs/phds_hejnol2015_7758.php and http://www.sars.no/jobs/2015-7370%20ERCbioinform_Hejnol.php
SF State's Student Involvement & Career Center offers "Quick Questions," 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Monday-Tuesday) and 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Wednesday-Thursday), Student Service Bldg, Room 206. Career counselor available for help with cover letters and resumes. For more information, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~sicc/
Volunteers needed for Pacific Orchid Expo, February 26-28, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Posted 7/28)
UC Davis graduate wetland ecology major seeks field assistants for salt marsh ecological field 'blue carbon' research. For more information, email: email@example.com (Posted 6/30)
CNRS researchers seek research assistants for blue and great tits research in Moulis, France. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Posted 7/14)