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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.
Friday, October 24, 2014

· Call for Proposals, Student Sustainability Fund

206 Centennial Hall | ONGOING —continues through Friday, November 21, 2014 | Event Website
Call for SSF applications and proposals! If you are interested in implementing a project or system on ESF campus which supports ESF's ideals of sustainability and education, this application is for you. This year ESF is particularly interested in projects involving ... Read More
Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Alexia Zambalas, 3157446984

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

· Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. Stevens Brumbley

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 148 Baker Laboratory
Stevens M. Brumbley, Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Towards Commercial Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates in Sugarcane, Abstract: Sugarcane is an important high biomass crop grown throughout the tropical and subtropical ... Read More
Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

Sunday, October 26, 2014

· SUNY Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E) Network of Excellence Fall Charette

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Genesee Grande Hotel & SUNY-ESF, Gateway Center | ONGOING —continues through Monday, October 27, 2014
The meeting will include updates on 4E funded projects as well as breakout sessions on emerging topical areas. Tim Killeen, President of the Research Foundation for SUNY, will provide welcoming comments and an update on the Networks of Excellence Program. ... Read More
Sponsor: Research Foundation for SUNY, Office of Research Programs, ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

· The Wildlife Society National Convention Alumni Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Pittsburgh, PA | TWS National Conference Website
On October 28th from 5pm -7pm, SUNY-ESF Alumni will be gathering in Room 319 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. There will be snacks and beverages available just prior to the Quiz Bowl! The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is located ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association and Environmental Forest Biology | Contact: SUNY-ESF Alumni Office, 315-470-6632

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

· STEM Mentor recruitment

12:45 pm - 1:40 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall | Event Website
Recruitment meeting for graduate students interested in being STEM Mentors in junior and senior high schools located in Syracuse sponsored by the NY Academy of Sciences.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Richard E. Beal, 470-4867

· College Governance

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

· Doing More with Blackboard

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | 309 Baker | Event Website
If you are using Blackboard in a simple way and want to harness the powerful tools it offers, please plan to attend this session. We will demonstrate how to make content available at certain times, sync assignments into the gradebook, use online forums for class ... Read More
Sponsor: F. Franklin Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Friday, October 31, 2014

· Doing More with Blackboard

9:30 am - 10:30 am | 310 Baker | Event Website
If you are using Blackboard in a simple way and want to harness the powerful tools it offers, please plan to attend this session. We will demonstrate how to make content available at certain times, sync assignments into the gradebook, use online forums for class ... Read More
Sponsor: F. Franklin Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

· 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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

· Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center - Student Tabling Area | Event Website
Representatives from Nova's Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center will be tabling in the Gateway Center to discuss opportunities within their organization.
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315-470-6660

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

· Registration for Spring 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, November 21, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

· Willow Biomass Energy and Alternative Applications Short Course

8:00 am - 1:00 pm | SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 1 Field Site | ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Event Website
This short course will include beginner to intermediate presentations on willow crop production, harvest, utilization for heat and power, alternative applications and environmental benefits with several related tours around the SUNY-ESF campus, and an optional ... Read More
Sponsor: Willow/Woody Biomass at ESF & SUNY-ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

· College Governance

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

· Thesis Defense -- Elaina Burns

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 408 Baker
"Non-invasive Techniques for Monitoring River Otters in the Finger Lakes Region of New York"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Hassett, 315470-6827

· Friends of Moon Library Fall Event

4:00 pm | 110 Moon
Hear about the work of the Friends of Moon Library and the future plans for the library archives. Meet new and old friends and show support for your Moon Library. Light refreshments included!
Sponsor: Friends of Moon Library | Contact: Mark Teece, 470-4736

Thursday, November 20, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Georgia Keene

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 254 Baker Hall
"Spatial Ecology and Phenology of the Inland Barrens Buck Moth, Hemileuca maia (Drury) at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Diane Kuehn, 315470-6561

Friday, November 21, 2014

· Proposal Deadline for Student Sustainability Fund

| Event Website
Proposals for the Student Sustainability Fund are due! (Send to gci@esf.edu) Obtain funding for projects you want to implement on campus that support ESF's ideals of sustainability and education.
Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Alexia Zambalas, 3157446984

· 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

· December Convocation

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Hendricks Chapel, SU | Graduation Site
Join us as we celebrate our graduating December students in our December Convocation Ceremony followed by a Reception in the Gateway Center.
Sponsor: Office of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-6660

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

· Labor Day (no classes)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

· Last day to add a class

Friday, September 25, 2015

· Last day to drop a class


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