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• Upcoming Events (11-15-17)
• Student Opportunities (11-10-17)
• Forms - new option sheets (10-23-17)
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• Advisee-Advisor Lists (09-23-17)
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Thursday Seminar Series.
Our next Research Seminar speaker is Dr. Gunter Wagner, Yale University. "Borne from fire: the origin of mammalian pregnancy". Nov 16 at 4:00 pm in SB 125. Open to the public. Check out our Fall 2017 Research Seminar Schedule here. (posted 11-09-17)

Herpetology Club interest meeting.
Dr Theodora Pinou is sponsoring an interest meeting for students who are interested in herpetology. Previous activities of the Herp Club include rescuing sea turtles in Long Island Sound. The interest meeting is Friday, December 1 at 12:00 noon in SB 208. For more info, contact Dr. Pinou. (posted 11-15-17)

BIO 107 Costa Rica Field Course.
Dr Theodora Pinou will again be offering a 4-credit field course in Costa Rica from March 8-18, 2018. This course meets general education lab science requirements for all majors. Click here for more information.
(posted 09-20-17)

Dr. Neeta Connally and Dr. Rayda Krell are part of a joint grant award from the U.S. EPA to WCSU and the Ridgefield Health Department to educate communities about tick management. Read all about it here. (posted 10-06-17)

Advisor-Advisee Lists are now available on the Forms page. (posted 09-23-17)

Dr. Frank Dye has a new book out, entitled Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine, published by John Wiley. (posted 03-19-17)

Welcome. Dr. Hannah Reynolds joins us as our new tenure-track microbiologist. She comes to us from Ohio State University, and her research interests include fungal diseases such as White-Nose Syndrome that affects bats. (posted 01-21-17)

Dr. Neeta Connally was awarded a four-year $1.6 million grant from the CDC to fund a project — in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island and WCSU Psychology professor Daneil Barrett — to study tick management strategies. Read all about it here and here. (posted 10-10-16).

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Entomology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Mitch Wagener.

Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Theodora Pinou.

Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Ed Wong.

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