EFB Calendar

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 23, 2014

· Wildlands Studies Study Abroad Information Session

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall
Come learn more about Wildlands Studies programs! Earn academic credit by joining a field study. Learn about opportunities to work on projects surrounding wildlife & preserve wildlands. Free Pizza!!
Sponsor: Office of International Education | Contact: Emily Quackenbush, 470-6691

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

· Vince O’Neil Mushroom Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville
Do you have something that always pops up in your yard? Want to know what it is and if it is dangerous to you, your pets, or your plants? Bring your mushrooms to Beaver Lake in the morning. Dr. Tom Horton and members of the Central New York Mycological Society ... Read More
Sponsor: Central New York Mycological Socieity | Contact: Tom Horton, 315-470-6794

Thursday, October 2, 2014

· Study Abroad Fair

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway A & B | Study Abroad
ESF's first annual Study Abroad Fair will be October 2, 2014 in Gateway A & B. The fair will run from 11am to 2pm, and will showcase many study abroad opportunities for ESF students. We will have visitors from other SUNY schools, and program providers that ... Read More
Sponsor: Office of International Education | Contact: Emily Quackenbush, 470-6691

· SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm | SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 2 Field Sites | ONGOING —continues through Friday, October 3, 2014 | Event Website
Join expert faculty, researchers, & practitioners from Syracuse and beyond as we explore Sustainability Practices employed in Central NY. These presentations will highlight new environmental services and job opportunities that are being developed in CNY. On ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF & Sustainabile Enterprise Partnership | Contact: Katherina Searing , 315-470-6888

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
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT GROUP FOOTBALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT *** TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FROM THE SU DOME BOX OFFICE, CALL 1-888-DOMETIX *** Make plans now to attend the Senior Reunion and Alumni and Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2014, October 9th through October ... 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 17, 2014

· Research talk: Xiaoliang Yang, "Global Innovation in Clean Energy Technology: US-China Collaboration"

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Marshall 105
Xiaoliang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, SUNY-ESF, and Staff Associate, World Resources Institute, Beijing, presents preliminary findings from his Ph.D. dissertation research on collaboration between the United States and ... Read More
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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 |

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
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

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