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Saturday, April 30, 2016

· Night Sky Talk and Star Gazing

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
Local astronomer Bob Fisher will teach you how to find the constellations in the night sky. By the end of this one hour program, you will be able to identify stars and other cosmic wonders that shine so beautifully in the Adirondack evenings. If weather permits, ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518582-4551

Sunday, May 1, 2016

· Plant Swap & Sale

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 405 Westcott Street, Syracuse | Event Website
Plant Swap & Sale for native and edible perennials. This is a fundraising event for two local groups, Bread and Roses Collective and Alchemical Nursery which involved in permaculture and sharing knowledge of urban gardening. Swap: 10 am~ (pre-registration ... Read More
Sponsor: Bread and Roses Collective, Alchemical Nursery |

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

· Moon Library Skill Sharpener - Blackboard

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | 310 Baker
Presenters: Jane Verostek and Ruth Owens from Moon Library Description: Join Librarians Jane and Ruth to learn how to get started with using Blackboard. See examples of ESF courses being taught with Blackboard as an active component: one where an in person ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jane Verostek, x6718

· Thesis Defense -- Zheng Liu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
A kinetic study of ethanol fermentation from Paulownia Elongata wood extract hydrolsate by using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and xylose recovery from the medium
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Neil Ringler, 470-6606

· TGIO

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Quad
This is a event focused toward, having students and faculty interact on a non-prepositional level and enjoy themselves calibrating the end of the semester.
Sponsor: EWB, ESS | Contact: Taylor Della Rocco, 5187084126

Thursday, May 5, 2016

· Candidacy Examination -- Sara Velardi

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ruth Owens, 470-6714

· Candidacy Examination -- Rengasamy Kasinathan

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Alexander Weir, 470-6791

· Pizza Party Study Break

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | Click Here For More Information!
Need a break from studying and writing final papers? Come to the Gateway Center on May 5th, at 7pm for a “Pizza Party Study Break!” The Alumni Association will be passing out free pizza and soda (bring your own mug!) in recognition of all of your hard work. ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: Jennifer Cullivan, x6631

Friday, May 6, 2016

· Thesis Defense -- Emma Putman

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Production of 3 - (R) - Hydroxy butyric acid from Burkholderia Cepacia
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ralph Nyland, 470-6574

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

· Candidacy Examination -- Young Min Oh

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | 213 Marshall Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Kelley Donaghy, 470-6826

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

· Dissertation Defense -- Karun Pandit

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | 320 Bray Hall
Evaluating Net Growth and Species Composition of Forests Across Northern United States in the Context of Changing Land Ownerships
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Francis Webster, 470-6822

· Thesis Defense -- Kali Mattingly

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon
Identifying biotic and abiotic microsite for Leedy's roseroot (Rhodiola integrifolia subsp. leedyi) at Glenora Cliffs, Glenora, New York
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Douglas Morrison, 470-6740

· May Graduation Champagne Toast

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center | Click Here For More Information!
The ESF Alumni Association would like to "raise our glasses" to the College's newest graduates. Please join us for a champagne toast honoring the Class of 2016 May graduates! The event will take place in the Gateway Center immediately following commencement ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

· All About Bluebirds

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY | Event Website
John Rogers co-founded the New York State Bluebird Society in 1982 and has maintained a trail of bluebird nest boxes in central NY for over four decades. In this program, John will discuss the life history and conservation story of the Eastern Bluebird, other ... Read More
Sponsor: Onondaga Audubon | Contact: Michelle Stantial, 3154704782

Friday, May 13, 2016

· Dissertation Defense -- Jay Wason

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 324 Bray Hall
Environmental controls on forest tree species growth and distributions along elevation gradients in the northeastern United States
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gary Scott, 470-6501

· Thesis Defense -- Daniel Rockefeller

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 314 Bray Hall
Invasive Species Exposure Modeling for Adirondack Park Trailheads
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Robin Hoffman, 470-6544

· Thesis Defense -- Maria Marini

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 212 Marshall Hall
The relationship between sense of place and perceptions of environmental and social impacts from the expansion of monoculture plantations: A case study of Ubajay, Entre Rios Province, Argentina
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rebecca Rundell, 470-6619

Saturday, May 14, 2016

· Early Migrant Bird Walk

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Walk slowly along a level dirt road that parallels a lovely marsh at the west end of Rich Lake on the Huntington Wildlife Forest. The walk continues through conifer and hardwood habitats to a small pond. Meet at the AIC and check out the feeder birds while enjoying ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518582-4551

· Onondaga Audubon Bird Festival

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114 | Event Website
On Saturday, May 14, Onondaga Audubon will hold its 5th Annual Bird Festival at Derby Hill Bird Observatory, and we are seeking your participation. This year’s event will be featuring guided nature walks, educational exhibits, kids’ activities, live birds of ... Read More
Sponsor: Onondaga Audubon | Contact: Michelle Stantial, 3154704782

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

· Environmental Challenge

8:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway and SU Carrier Dome | Event Website
Science fair for 7th and 8th grade students in the Syracuse City School District. Event hosts over 550 students and over 100 judges. Held in SU Carrier Dome and ESF Gateway Center.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

· Birds of Conservation Concern

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | 229 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y.
Ornithologist Gerry Smith will provide an overview of species of high conservation concern in the north country. His discussion will cover grassland birds including Bobolink, Northern Harrier, and Upland Sandpiper as well as wetland birds including both bitterns, ... Read More
Sponsor: Onondaga Audubon | Contact: Michelle Stantial, 3154704782

Thursday, May 19, 2016

· 8th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

Gateway Center | ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 20, 2016 | Event Website
This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history ... Read More
Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

Friday, May 20, 2016

· ESFHS Teacher Professional Development Day

8:00 am - 3:00 pm | Event Space, Gateway Center
ESF in the High School Teacher Professional Day as part of the BioTech Symposium.
Sponsor: Office of Outreach/ESFHS | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

Sunday, May 29, 2016

· FNRM Summer Program @ Wanakena Campus

Ranger School - Wanakena Campus | ONGOING —continues through Friday, June 24, 2016 | Event Website
Arriving Sunday, May 29. Classes begin Monday, May 30 and continue through Friday, June 24. The program consists of one course: FOR 304 Adirondack Field Studies. This program is required for all B.S. degree candidates in FES, FRM and NRM. Students who completed ... Read More

Thursday, June 2, 2016

· ESFHS Environmental Summit Research Symposium

8:30 am - 1:30 pm | Baker Lab and Gateway Center | Environmental Summit Research Symposium
Research symposium for students enrolled in EFB120 as part of the ESF in the High School program. Students will original research to their peers, high school and college science faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maur, 470-6811

Saturday, June 4, 2016

· Spring Wildflower Walk

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Join guest naturalist Peter O'Shea for a jaunt around the Adirondack Interpretive Center’s trails to look for spring and early summer wildflowers. Please register by June 1st.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518582-4551

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

· Campus visit by Franklin Elementary School

9:00 am - 1:30 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall
Campus visit by Franklin Elementary School, includes environmental science activities and campus tour. Part of ESF SCIENCE program.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

· Thesis Defense -- Michelle Tinner

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 254 Baker
Perceived Importance of Wellness Features at the Upstate Cancer Center from Patient and Staff Perspectives
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: D. Dayton Reuter, 470-6544

Saturday, June 18, 2016

· Warbler Walk

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Our forest warblers should be back by mid-June, so join Charlotte Demers for a stroll on the Sucker Brook Trail to try and spot some of these summer residents. Meet at the AIC for this 2 hour walk. Space is limited to 15, so please register by June 15th.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518582-4551

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

· Thesis Defense -- Matthew Bethurem

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 213 Marshall Hall
U.S. Cities and Climate Change: Local-level Response to a Global Environmental Problem
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gregory Boyer, 470-6825

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

· Candidacy Examination -- Ying Zhou

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 122 Jahn Lab
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Diane Kuehn, 470-6561

Sunday, August 14, 2016

· Ranger School Fall Semester

257 Ranger School Rd.
Orientation begins Sunday, August 14 (mandatory for all Ranger School students) First day of classes Wednesday, August 17.
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

· Candidacy Examination -- Adam Fix

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Marie-Odile Fortier, 470-6536

Thursday, October 6, 2016

· Senior Alumni Reunion 2016

ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, October 8, 2016 | LODGING SUGGESTION SHEET
Graduates from the classes of 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946 and 1941 are invited back to campus to celebrate their special reunion years. The Class of 1966 will be our honored class, celebrating their golden jubilee! Mark the dates on your calendars now so ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

Thursday, December 1, 2016

· Candidacy Examination -- Sarita Bassil

2:00 pm - 12:00 am | 314 Bray Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 470-6939


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