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Adaptive Peaks Spring 2015 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 4-5 pm. Reception follows.

Speaker

Speaker information

29-Jan

Dr. David Strayer, Cary Institute.

 Dr. David Strayer, a freshwater ecologist, conducts research  on the distribution and roles of freshwater invertebrates, invasive species, the Hudson River, and other stream and river ecosystems. His work on freshwater mussel ecology and contemporary threats to mussels received acclaim in Science Magazine.

12-Feb

Dr. Gary Alt

Dr. Alt is a renowned wildlife biologist with > 30 yrs of experience in Pennsylvania where he launched some of the nation’s largest studies on black bears and white-tailed deer and most sweeping changes to bear and deer management in the history of Pennsylvania. His work has been featured in Good Morning America, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, and National Geographic Society. He currently works as a freelance nature photographer and lecturer.

26-Feb

Dr. Abby Darrah, SUNY-ESF

Dr. Darrah is a postdoctoral scholar with research interests in tropical ornithology, avian social behavior, and the impacts of habitat and land use on bird distributions and abundance.  Her current research focuses on development of a decision support tool for use of nest exclosures in management

5-Mar

Dr. Katharina Dittmar, SUNY-Buffalo

Dr. Dittmar is an evolutionary biologist who uses interdisciplinary approaches including molecular biological and bioinformatics methods with population genetics studies to answer questions related to understanding the genetic basis of adaptive evolution and the mechanisms by which new functionalities of genes evolve.

19-Mar

Dr. Stephen Ebb, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Ebbs is an ecotoxicologist  interested in the transport, fate and behavior of contaminants at the plant-soil-water interface, trophic transfer of contaminants and the physiological responses of plants to environmental contaminants.  Dr. Ebbs also has long standing research interests in phytoremediation, phytomining and the development of green roof technologies.

26-Mar

Dr. Michael Twiss, Clarkson University

Dr. Twiss is a professor and Director of the Great Rivers Center. A limnologist with expertise in the microbial plankton ecology of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, his research aims to understand the impact that microbes have on the geochemical fate of nutrients and metals in natural waters and how plankton respond to changes in their natural environment. 

9-Apr

Dr. Tom Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology

Dr. Kaye is Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology specializing in endangered species propagation and restoration, rare plant population dynamics, population viability analysis and monitoring.  He has served on the IUCN Species Survival Commission, Re-introduction Specialist Group and belongs to the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

· Bibliographies and in-text citations made easy

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
Have you heard about citation managers? Managing your research articles and citing them can be a time consuming task. There are many tools, called citation managers, available to make this task easier, streamline the reading and citation process, and make creating ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

· Peace Corps - Tabling/Information Session

11:00 am - 6:00 pm | 11am-3pm in The Gateway Center and 5pm-6pm in 110 Moon Library | Event Website
Amber Greening will be on campus to discuss opportunities that are available within the Peace Corps. Visit Amber from 11am-3pm in the Gateway Center or from 5pm-6pm in 110 Moon Library.
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315-470-6660

· Department of Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Eloy Rodriguez

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 146 Baker Laboratory
Natural Plant Medicines of the Americas: Why the Tropics are Still a Goldmine of Anticancer and Antibiotic Drugs, Abstract: Important questions that Organic Chemists interested in evolution and discovering unique bioactive micro-chemical structures from terrestrial ... Read More
Sponsor: The Chemistry Department | Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

· LA Lecture "GETTING BACK TO THE GARDEN": BEGINNING AN AGE OF RESTORATION

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Brian Houseal, Executive Director Adirondack Ecological Center
Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665

Thursday, January 29, 2015

· Build a Better Planet - Tabling Event

8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center - Student Tabling Area | Event Website
Visit with Soledad Haren to find out what opportunities are available at Build A Better Planet. She will be tabling in the Gateway Center on Thursday, January 29th from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315-470-6660

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Twenty-five years of ecological changes in the Hudson River - lessons for the world's rivers. Presented by Dr. David Strayer from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Sponsor: Department of Environmental & Forest Biology | Contact: Joanne Rappleyea, x6761

· Cranberry Lake Biological Station Informational Session

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
We are pleased to announce the Cranberry Lake Biological Station Informational Meeting to be held on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:00pm in Nifkin Lounge. Pre-registration information for all summer 2015 classes at the Biological Station will be given out ... Read More
Contact: Justin Fiene, 315-470-6950

Monday, February 2, 2015

· Registration for ESF Summer Semester Begins

ESF Campus | View Summer Semester details online.
Registration for Summer Semester courses can be completed through the ESF Registrar (for current ESF students) or through ESF Outreach (for visiting students). Registration deadlines can be found on the Summer Semester website.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

· Open Publishing

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
ESF, SUNY, and Academe need to develop strategies for sustainable provision of information resources to faculty and students. One major effort in the area is the development of open educational resources (journals, articles, textbooks, etc.) Moon Library Director ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Friday, February 6, 2015

· Last day to drop a class

Monday, February 9, 2015

· Candidacy Examination -- Christopher Nack -- Oral Exam

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | TBD
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Wendong Tao, 315470-4928

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

· Digital Commons @ ESF

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
What is an institutional repository? An IR is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the scholarly output of ESF faculty, students, and staff. Launched in November 2014, join us to learn about how the ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Thursday, February 12, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Gary Alt

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Alt is a renowned wildlife biologist with > 30 yrs of experience in Pennsylvania where he launched some of the nation's largest studies on black bears and white-tailed deer and most sweeping changes to bear and deer management in the history of Pennsylvania. ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Friday, February 13, 2015

· Conversations in the Disciplines: Depolarizing the Environment.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center | Event Website
From land use conflict to climate change to hydrofracking to a host of other issues, why are environmental issues so polarizing? Is it political opportunism? Is it scientific ignorance? Is it an academic monoculture, insulated from the realities of the world? ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines & SUNY-ESF | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

· Blackboard- Utilizing Gradebook

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 310 Baker
The workshop objective is that participants will be able to collect assignments and input grades for students to then be able to view through Blackboard. Given a sample grading policy, participants will be able to set up a weighted total. Attendees will also ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

· Author Profiles

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
ScopusID, ResearcherID, ScholarID, ResearchGateID, ORCID… There are many ID systems to help researchers identify what work is attributed to them. In this session we will learn about the most popular ID systems, how to find your numbers, and also explore how ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

· Environmental Career Fair

10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Gateway Center | Environmental Career Fair Website
A special opportunity, on campus, to gather employer and graduate school information, develop networks and meet organizations from a variety of sectors, including corporate, environmental, and not-for-profit.
Sponsor: Career Services | Contact: ESF Alumni Office, 315-470-6632

· LA Lecture-TBA

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Shaun O'Rourke Director of Sustainable Design School of Design Studies Boston Architectural College
Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665

Thursday, February 26, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Abby Darrah

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Darrah is a postdoctoral scholar at SUNY-ESF with research interests in tropical ornithology, avian social behavior, and the impacts of habitat and land use on bird distributions and abundance.
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Monday, March 2, 2015

· Advanced Zotero

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
Zotero is a popular and user-friendly citation manager. If you've gotten started using Zotero (or plan to do it soon), come to this session to learn advanced tips, tricks, and customizations. Jessica will focus on the browser add-on and word plugin. She will ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

· ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit

9:00 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center
Campus visit by partner schools with faculty presentation and tours.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

Sunday, March 8, 2015

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

· 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool, NY | Event Website
Join us in March for exciting keynote/plenary presentations, a great exhibitor gallery, & technical sessions on topics including: Green Materials & Resources, High Performance Buildings, Resiliency & Biomimicry, Urban Design, Planning, & Community Development, ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY ESF, USGBC, Syracuse COE, & USGBC NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Monday, March 16, 2015

· Basic SPARE PV Installation Training

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center, Room 240 | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Event Website
Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

· Last day to withdraw from a class without penalty

Thursday, March 19, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Stephen Ebbs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Ebbs is an ecotoxicologist from Southern Illinois University interested in the transport, fate and behavior of contaminants at the plant-soil-water interface, trophic transfer of contaminants and the physiological responses of plants to environmental contaminants. ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

· Etiquette Dinner

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center at SU
Presented by Brian Earle, Senior Lecturer of Communications, Cornell University. Why is etiquette important? This presentation will teach the importance of proper etiquette in the career-building process. Participants will learn the proper table manners to make ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315.470.6660

Thursday, March 26, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Michael Twiss

4:00 am - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Twiss is a professor at Clarkson Universityand Director of the Great Rivers Center. A limnologist with expertise in the microbial plankton ecology of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, his research aims to understand the impact that microbes have ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Monday, March 30, 2015

· Advising for Fall 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 3, 2015

· Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall
2nd annual showcase of Environmental Studies Senior Synthesis Projects. Research-style poster presentations by 2015 graduating Environmental Studies seniors. Faculty and graduate student judges. Open to ESF faculty, students, and the general public.
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Thursday, April 9, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Tom Kaye

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Kaye is Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology specializing in endangered species propagation and restoration, rare plant population dynamics, population viability analysis and monitoring.  He has served on the IUCN Species Survival Commission ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Thursday, April 16, 2015

· Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center, Room 240 | Event Website
In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

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 6, 2015

· May Graduation 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 2015 May graduates. The event will take place immediately following convocation rehearsal.
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Monday, May 11, 2015

· Summer Semester Maymester Session Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Maymester Courses begin May 11 and run through May 22, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

· 7th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY | ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Event Website
This full two day symposium that will feature plenary talks, technical sessions and tours of Brookhaven National Laboratory facilities including the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Exciting technical sessions ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach, the Research Foundation for SUNY, & Brookhaven National Laboratory | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

· Grades Due

Monday, May 18, 2015

· Summer Semester Combined Session Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Combined Session Courses begin May 18 and run through August 14, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach |

· Summer Semester Session 1 Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Session 1 Courses begin May 18 and run through June 26, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach |

Monday, July 6, 2015

· Summer Semester Session 2 Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Session 2 Courses begin July 6 and run through August 14, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

· Advising for Spring 2016

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

· Registration for Spring 2016

ONGOING —continues through Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

· Thanksgiving Recess

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

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

Saturday, December 12, 2015

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, December 13, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

· Final Exams

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

· Final Exams

Thursday, December 17, 2015

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m)

Friday, December 18, 2015

· Final Exams

Monday, December 28, 2015

· Grades Due

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

· Classes Begin


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