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Thursday, October 23, 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

· Everything You Need to Know to Defend...and OTHER Useful Information!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
Whether you're planning on graduating this semester or just planning ahead for completing your degree in the future, there are specific processes and paperwork involved. With the help of Suzette Vandeburg and Scott Shannon from the Office of Instruction and ... Read More
Sponsor: GSA & OIGS | Contact: Stacey Mack

· Capstone Seminar - Andrew Sorci

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 314 Bray Hall
Vegetation Sampling of Sage Grouse Habitat in the Walker River Watershed: Using the Jornada Experimental Range's "Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring" Approach
Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

Friday, October 24, 2014

· 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

· International and ESL Conversation Group

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 19 Moon Library
Informal student to student discussion of culture, academic and other issues led by Writing Program Intern, Wendy Burgess,waburges@esf.edu
Sponsor: The Wriitng Program | Contact: Dawnelle A. Jager, 315-470-6756

· In"zombie"acs

10:00 pm - 2:00 am | Nifkin Lounge | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, October 25, 2014
In"zombie"acs Friday, October 24 at 10 pm in Nifkin Lounge Presented by ESF Music Society Sponsored by ESF Insomniacs
Sponsor: ESF Insomniacs | Contact: Nick Shannon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

· Bones I Have Known - What Skeletal Remains Can Tell Us About the Earth's Past

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | More information
Get in the spirit of Halloween with this talk on bones, skeletons and more! Bones reveal a lot about its owner, but can you guess which bones are whose? In this hands-on program, you will gather the tools and skills to do so! Participants will learn first-hand ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Monday, October 27, 2014

· SUNY SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Basic Course

8:30 am - 5:00 pm | SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 1 Field Site | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 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, 315-470-6888

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

· Becoming a Better Leader

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services: Tutoring
What are your strengths as a leader? How do you use your strengths to benefit the team? What type of leader are YOU? Learn more about yourself at the Becoming a Better Leader Workshop!
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

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

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

· **Productivity Software**

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
What are they? What do they do? Save time in: -Your e-communications. -Finding information resources. -Sharing your e-info-resources.
Sponsor: GSA | Contact: Veronica Gonzalez, 3154139823

· Treasures from Moon Library's archives.

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 110 Moon
Treasures from Moon Library's archives will involve a talk by Professor Bury mainly to his PSE 201 The Art and Early History of Papermaking and a showing of rare handmade paper examples. All are welcome to attend.
Contact: Jane Verostek, x6718

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

· **Ethics and Science**

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
ETHICAL THEORIES applicable in your research. ETHICAL PRINCIPLES behind the IRB. HOW you can APPLY these PRINCIPLES. With opening remarks and facilitation by Dr. Paul Hirsch!
Sponsor: GSA | Contact: Veronica Gonzalez, 3154139823

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Andrew Palm

11:45 am - 1:45 pm | 254 Baker Hall
Electron Beam Treatment of a Wood Thermoplastic Composite
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Weiter, 315470-6715

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

· Dissertation Defense -- Daniela Manuschevich

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
"Linking Policy to Changes in Ecosystem Benefits: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Land Use Change in Chile"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Melissa Fierke, 315470-6809

Thursday, November 13, 2014

· Candidacy Examination -- Yipeng Xie -- Oral Exam

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | 323 Walters
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rene Germain, 315470-6698

· Professor Richard Smardon's Retirement

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Gateway Center Conference Room
The Environmental Studies Department will be celebrating Professor Richard Smardon' s service to ESF and retirement. Professor Smardon will present: Collaborative Works? Reflecting on 35 years at ESF A reception is scheduled to follow
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 470-6636

Friday, November 14, 2014

· Dissertation Defense -- Jesse Crandall

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | 122 Jahn Lab
"Sun and Symbionts: Translocation of Nutrients in Caribbean Corals"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Richard Smardon, 315470-6576

Monday, November 17, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Yang Yang

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 7 Illick Hall
"Sources of Variability in Tissue Chemistry in Northern Hardwood Species"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Robin Hoffman, 315470-6546

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

· GIS Day 2014

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Building Lobby | Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis
ESF's Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis (CGMA) invites the ESF community to join us in the foyer of the Gateway Building on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from noon-2 pm as we celebrate GIS Day 2014. Visit our event and take home a GIS Day giveaway, ... Read More
Sponsor: Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis | Contact: Eddie Bevilacqua, 470-6697

· 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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

· Dissertation Defense -- Yang Wang

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
"Ethanol Fermentation by Escherichia coli FBWHR Using Hot-Water Sugar Maple Wood Extract Hydrolyzate"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Farrell, 315470-6990

· Marketing Your Tutoring Skills

12:45 pm - 1:40 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services: Tutoring
Workshop hosted by John Turbeville on updating your resume to reflect your experiences and strengths as a tutor.
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

· Dissertation Defense -- Carlos Ramirez Pascualli

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
"Politicizing the Ecological Economics of Energy Commodities: Does Growth Matter in a Neoliberal World?"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Stella, 315470-4902

· 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

· Save Your Semester

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services
An end-of-the-semester workshop about the best ways to prepare for finals and manage the stress associated with finals.
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

Thursday, December 4, 2014

· Candidacy Examination -- Dieter Scheibel -- Oral Exam

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 122 Jahn Lab
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Robert Malmsheimer, 315470-6909

Friday, December 5, 2014

· 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

Monday, December 8, 2014

· Candidacy Examination -- Kyra Pinsky -- Oral Exam

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | TBA
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Elizabeth Folta, 315470-4938

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

· Candidacy Examination -- Isaias Martinez -- Oral Exam

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 8 Illick
Contact: Margaret Bryant, 315470-4929

Thursday, December 18, 2014

· Dissertation Defense -- Chen Gong

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
"Utility of Organosolv Delignification in a Hardwood Biorefinery Based on Hot-Water Extraction"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Theodore Dibble, 315470-6596

Monday, January 5, 2015

· Kiln Drying Workshop

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | SUNY-ESF Campus, Baker Laboratory | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Event Website
This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln dry wood, and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes. The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as ... Read More
Sponsor: Department of Sustainable Construction Management & Engineering & ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

· 2015 George F. Earle Memorial Lecture

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Marshall Hall Auditorium
Sponsor: Dept. of Landscape Architecure | Contact: Matthew Potteiger, 315-470-6544

· 2015 Festival of Places

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Alumni Lounge; Marshall Hall
Sponsor: Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Alumni Association, LAND|scape Club | Contact: Matthew Potteiger, 315-470-6554

Sunday, March 8, 2015

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 15, 2015

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