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Adaptive Peaks Fall 2014 Speaker Schedule

All seminars on Thursdays, 4-5 pm, 5 Illick

Contact AP Coordinators, Shannon Farrell at x6739 or Gordon Paterson at x6942 for additional information.

Thursdays Speaker Speaker Information
18-Sep ESF Exemplary Researchers: Dr. William Powell & Dr. Charles Maynard Drs. Charles Maynard, Professor in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management and Dr. William Powell, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology were named the College’s Exemplary Researchers for 2014-15 for their work restore the American chestnut (Castanea dentata.
25-Sep Dr. Eric Sanderson Eric W. Sanderson is Senior Conservation Ecologist and the Associate Director of the Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of The Mannahatta Project, an effort to reconstruct the original ecology of Manhattan Island at the time of European discovery in the early seventeenth century, and now the Welikia Project that expands to encompass the entire city.
9-Oct Dr Berry Pinshow Dr. Berry Pinshow is a Professor of Physiogical Ecology, in the Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology (MDDE) at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) and the Life Sciences Department, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His latest project, in collaboration with Dr. Scott Turner and Dr. Pedro Berliner investigates gas exchange processes in burrows and implications for burrow-dwelling animals.
23-Oct Dr. Hyatt Green Dr. Hyatt Green is our newest Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF.Dr. Green comes to ESF following a post-doctoral fellowship with the USEPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory where his work on how molecular techniques can improve water quality regulation to protect human, animal, and ecological health includes the development of new methods through Genome Fragment Enrichment, distribution of fecal source-tracking marker genes among hosts, and investigation into enteric bacteria decay in the environment.
6-Nov Dr. Russ Lea Dr. Lea is currently CEO of The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a continental-scale ecological observation system for examining critical ecological issues, designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.
20-Nov Dr. Scott Rush Dr. Scott Rush is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University in Starkville Mississippi. Dr. Rush's research has addressed indicators of ecosystem properties within Northern Gulf of Mexico tidal marshes, use of stable isotope and fatty acid ecological tracers to evaluate the impacts of anthropogenic stressors in large lake ecosystems, and a continuing research program incorporating novel technologies and chemical tracers.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

· Last day to add a class

Friday, September 5, 2014

· Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Katrina Cornish

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 148 Baker Laboratory
Dr. Katrina Cornish, Ohio State University, will present a seminar on Commercializing chemicals, particularly polymers, from plants
Sponsor: The Chemistry Department | Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

Saturday, September 6, 2014

· First-Year Student Retreat

8:00 am - 6:00 pm | Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center | Event Website
SUNY-ESF's annual student retreat for our first-year students will take place on September 6th. Faculty and staff who are interested in participating should contact Scott Blair at sblair@esf.edu. Student assignments can be viewed via our FYE website.
Sponsor: Student Affairs - FYE | Contact: Scott J. Blair, 315-470-4921

Thursday, September 11, 2014

· Inaugural Symposium: "Foundations for a New American Environvemntalism"

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Gateway Center | Symposium Website
"Foundation for a New American Environmentalism" academic symposium. Part of the ESF Presidential Inauguration Celebration.
Contact: Valerie Luzadis , 6693

Friday, September 12, 2014

· Presidential Installation Ceremony

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University
Installation of ESF President Quentin Wheeler in Hendricks Chapel. Reception to follow in the Gateway Center for campus community.
Contact: Karen Moore, 3154706647

· Inauguration Event: Onondaga Lake Bioblitz

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Onondaga Lake | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Event Website
An inventory of all the flora and fauna identified during a 24-hour period at Onondaga Lake will be conducted beginning Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.
Contact: Dr. Donald Leopold, 470-6743

· Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Nathan Eddingsaas

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 148 Baker Laboratory
Nathan C. Eddingsaas, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Rochester Institute of Technology will present "Acidic Atmospheric Aerosols: Chemical Composition and Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation"
Sponsor: The Chemistry Department | Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

· College Governance

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Gateway Center | College Governance Website
Sponsor: College Governance | Contact: Kelley Donaghy, 470-6826

Thursday, September 18, 2014

· Exemplary Researcher Seminar/Adaptive Peaks

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Rooms 5 & 12 Illick Hall
Drs. William A. Powell and Charles A. Maynard, co-recipients of ESF's 2014 Exemplary Researcher Award, will present a campus-wide research seminar highlighting their work in recognition of receipt of this award. They will present the first seminar of the fall ... Read More
Contact: Neil H. Ringler, 470-6606

Friday, September 19, 2014

· Last day to drop a class

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

· Dale L. Travis Lecture: The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation

7:30 pm - 12:00 am | Gateway Center
In 2014, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, as EFB Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer shares insights from indigenous environmental ethics on species conservation. Dr. Kimmerer is the Director of the ESF Center for Native ... Read More
Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series | Contact: Catherine Landis

Thursday, October 9, 2014

· Event image. Senior Reunion and Alumni & Family Fall BBQ Weekend

SUNY-ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, October 11, 2014 | Fall BBQ Website with Schedule & Reservation Forms
Make plans now to attend the Senior Reunion and Alumni and Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2014, October 9th through October 11th. We have a full weekend of activities planned for you, with some special Senior Reunion events on Thursday and Friday. You will be joined ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

· 14th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium, Advanced Building Innovations: Integrating Systems for Efficiency, Quality and Resilience

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | SyracuseCoE Headquarters (727 E Washington St) and Crowne Plaza Hotel (701 E Genesee St) | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Event Website
Rising demand for high-performance buildings is driving innovations that improve energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and resilience to intense storms and other disturbances. The 2014 SyracuseCoE Symposium features advances in design, technology and ... Read More
Sponsor: SyracuseCoE |

Friday, October 24, 2014

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

· College Governance

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Gateway Center | College Governance Website
Sponsor: College Governance | Contact: Kelley Donaghy, 470-6826

Friday, October 31, 2014

· Candidacy Examination -- Mikhail Paltsyn -- Oral Exam

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | TBA
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ralph D. Nyland, 315470-6574

Monday, November 3, 2014

· Advising for Spring 2015

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

· Registration for Spring 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

· College Governance

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Gateway Center | College Governance Website
Sponsor: College Governance |

Friday, November 21, 2014

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

Sunday, November 23, 2014

· Thanksgiving Recess

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

· December Graduates Champagne Toast

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center
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 2014 December graduates. The event will take place immediately following convocation rehearsal.
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Friday, December 5, 2014

· Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 6, 2014

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

· Final Exams

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

· Final Exams

Thursday, December 11, 2014

· Final Exams (p.m)

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· College Governance

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Gateway Center | College Governance Website
Sponsor: College Governance | Contact: Kelley Donaghy, 470-6826

Friday, December 12, 2014

· Final Exams

Friday, December 19, 2014

· Grades Due

Friday, January 9, 2015

· New Undergraduate Orientation/Registration

| Event Website
If you have any questions, call the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at 315-470-6658 or at studentinvolvement@esf.edu.
Sponsor: Office of Student Involvement and Leadership | Contact: Laura Crandall, 470-6658

Monday, January 12, 2015

· Classes Begin

Monday, January 19, 2015

· Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

· Last day to add a class

Monday, February 2, 2015

· Registration for Summer 2015 begins

Friday, February 6, 2015

· Last day to drop a class

Sunday, March 8, 2015

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

· Last day to withdraw from a class without penalty

Monday, March 30, 2015

· Advising for Fall 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

Thursday, April 30, 2015

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 1, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

· Grades Due

Monday, August 31, 2015

· Classes Begin


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