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Monday, March 30, 2015

· Capstone Seminar - Aaron M. Hendricks

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 314 Bray
"Biomass District Heating in the Tug Hill, NY: Feasibility and Regional Economic Impacts"

· Blackboard Gradebook - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 314 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: Jane Verostek

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Aaron Hendricks

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 319 Bray Hall
Biomass District Heating in the Tug Hill, NY: Feasibility and Regional Economic Impacts
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ruth Owens, 315470-6714

· WiSE Professions/Hydrology & Biogeochemistry/Environmental Scholars: Dr. Kathy Licht

3:30 pm | Gateway Event Center | Event Website
Please join us as Dr. Kathy Licht, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), discusses the impact of Antarctic sea and glacial ice on global climate systems, in a joint presentation of the Women in Scientific ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus, GSA, Dept of Env. Resource Engineering, Environmental Scholars Program | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

Monday, April 6, 2015

· Find It Fast! - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 110 Moon
Jo Anne Ellis will show you how to save time and brain cells locating good resources. Topics will include using OneSearch, selecting databases, locating full-text articles, and more. Recommended for graduate and undergraduate students, TA's, and faculty and ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jo Anne Ellis

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

· Capstone Seminar - Caitlin Homan

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
"Does Forest Soil Liming Increase the Potential for Earthworm Invasion? Field and Experimental Evidence From the Adirondacks, New York"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Molly Hassett

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 7 Illick Hall
Habitat Characteristics and Sugar Resources of New York Emerald Ash Borer Parasitoid Release Sites
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Susan Anagnost, 315470-6837

· Trailhead Cafe Student Employee Recruitment

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center
The ESF Auxiliary Services Department will be holding a series of student employment recruitment sessions in the concourse of the Gateway Center from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on April 8th, 14th and the 22nd. ESFAS will be looking for student employees to work at ... Read More
Contact: James Zappola, 470-4703

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

· Capstone Seminar - Stacia Turner Martelli

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 213 Marshall Hall
Political Ecology of Urban Food Deserts in America: A critical analysis of food access inequality
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 470-6636

Sunday, April 12, 2015

· Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium & National Outdoor Recreation Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, MD | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Event Website
The Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium fosters quality information exchange between recreation and travel resource managers and researchers throughout North America. The forum provides opportunities for managers from different agencies, states, and governmental ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY ESF & Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Monday, April 13, 2015

· Capstone Seminar - Amanda Gray

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | 314 Bray
"Investigating the Role of Transgenic American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) Leaf Litter in Decomposition, Nutrient Cycling, and Fungal Diversity"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

· Student Employment Recruitment

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center
The ESF Auxiliary Services Department will be holding a series of student employment recruitment sessions in the concourse of the Gateway Center from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on April 8th, 14th and the 22nd. ESFAS will be looking for student employees to work at ... Read More
Contact: James Zappola, 470-4703

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

· Large 48" Paper Machine Run 1

Walters Hall Pilot Plant
PSE468/PSE668 Large paper machine run. Paper grade: Blotter Paper. Visitors should make appointments in advance.
Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

· Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning

11:40 am - 1:40 pm | 408 Baker Laboratory | Event Website
Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Theories, Cases and Experiences Kyle Whyte, Potawatami, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University researching moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples ... Read More
Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 315.470.6870

· Earth Week eventLA Lecture: Understanding Landscape Design at the Watershed Scale

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Julie Mulligan Project Manager, Landscape Architect National Capital Commission
Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665

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

· Thesis Defense -- Jennifer Potrikus

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
Ecological Characterization to Determine Invasive Potential of Hardy Kiwi (Actiniclia arguta) in the Northeast U.S.
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Huiting Mao, 315470-6855

· Candidacy Examination -- Anayo Ukwuani -- Oral Exam

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | 439 Baker
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Russell Briggs, 315-470-6989

Saturday, April 18, 2015

· Earth Week eventCampus Day of Service - 15th Anniversary

10:00 am - 3:30 pm | Nifkin Lounge/Sites in the Community | Use access code SPRING15 to sign-up!
ESF's Campus Day of Service sends volunteers out into the Syracuse community and beyond to perform tasks that organizations cannot accomplish without our help. This spring marks the 15th anniversary since the inception of this program. A continental breakfast ... Read More
Sponsor: Office of Student Affairs | Contact: Meagan Pepper, 3154704909

· Earth Week eventSpring Banquet

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Drumlins | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
An awards ceremony and dinner for graduating seniors along with nominated faculty and staff.
Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Erika Sykes, 585-503-7793

Monday, April 20, 2015

· Earth Week eventYoga on the Quad

9:30 am - 10:30 am | ESF Quad | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day
Contact: Alden Morris , 607339-3060

· Library Resources on the Go! - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 110 Moon
Whether you're heading out for exciting field research, taking an online class, or keeping your cool in Syracuse this summer, don't let that stop you from getting the research information you need. Join library staff for an overview of how you can access library ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens

· Candidacy Examination -- Erin Swallow -- Oral Exam

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gordon Paterson, 315-470-6942

· Earth Week eventKenneth Mclaurin

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Marshall Auditorium | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
Come laugh till you can't laugh anymore. ESF Earth Week proudly presents Kenneth Mclaurin.
Contact: Alden Morris , 607339-3060

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

· Earth Week eventYoga on the Quad

9:30 am - 10:30 am | ESF Quad | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day
Contact: Alden Morris , 607339-3060

· Speak for the Trees! - A Homeschool Program

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, April 23, 2015 | More information
Homeschool students and their families are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the AIC! Join us as we delve into the world of Dr. Suess to read, discuss and reflect on the story of The Lorax. All grade levels are welcome! This is a 2-day overnight program ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

· Student Employment Recruitment

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center
The ESF Auxiliary Services Department will be holding a series of student employment recruitment sessions in the concourse of the Gateway Center from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on April 8th, 14th and the 22nd. ESFAS will be looking for student employees to work at ... Read More

· Earth Week eventWacheva Dance Circle

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Quad | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
The performance incorporates traditional West African dancing, drumming, and songs with high energy. During the performance, Wacheva invites audience members to join them on stage to show them some dance steps. It invites a feeling of "joy or celebration as ... Read More
Contact: Alden Morris , 607-339-3060

Thursday, April 23, 2015

· Dissertation Defense -- Jipeng Yan

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Kinetic Interpretation of Hot-Water Pretreatment of Hardwood
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Teale, 315470-6758

· Dissertation Defense -- Timothy McCoy

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Kinetic Interpretation of Hot-Water Pretreatment of Hardwood
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Teale, 315470-6758

· 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

Friday, April 24, 2015

· Adirondack Leadership Trek

SUNY ESF's Newcomb Campus, 6312 State Route 28N Newcomb NY 12852 | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, April 26, 2015 | More information
A unique, intensive and interactive program for leaders on college campuses! Registration now open. Limited space available! This experience focuses on creating leaders equipped to thrive within the complexities of higher education. The Adirondack Leadership ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and SUNY Leadership Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Saturday, April 25, 2015

· NYFOA Symposium: The Future of New York Forests at Risk- Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | ESF Gateway Center | NYFOA Symposium
Forests cover 63% of New York State's land area and provide critical environmental, economic and quality-of-life benefits to society. Most of our current forests are entering the final third of their natural life cycles but, in many parts of the state, are not ... Read More
Sponsor: NYFOA & SUNY-ESF (FNRM & Outreach) | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

Monday, April 27, 2015

· Blackboard: Finish Strong & Get Ready - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 310 Baker
Join Librarians Jane and Ruth to learn some tips on finishing up your Spring courses in Blackboard and getting started for the Summer and Fall. Topics covered will include adding content, making content available, how to make your course available, basic gradebook, ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens

· Candidacy Examination -- Neil Kohan -- Oral Exam

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 254 Baker
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: James Nakas, 315470-6743

· Thesis Defense -- Qianqian Cao

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 324 Bray Hall
Modeling Land Use Proportions in Four Northeastern States by Five Regression Models
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Lindi Quackenbush, 315470-4727

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

· Candidacy Examination -- Timothy Ivancic -- Oral Exam

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | TBD
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Christopher Nomura, 315470-6854

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Xin Chen

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 314 Bray Hall
Integrating Climatic Response in Geographically Weighted Regression Model for Predicting the Tree Diameter Growth Across New York, USA
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Timothy Toland, 315-470-6969

Thursday, April 30, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Yong Seuk Kwon

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 439 Baker
Modeling the Impact of Land Use and Climate Change on Streamflow in the Upper Delaware River Basin
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Thomas Horton, 315470-6743

Friday, May 1, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Danielle Hurley

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 408 Baker
A Park Under Pressure: Human Disturbance and its Impact in Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Colin Beier, 315470-6578

· Thesis Defense -- Miguel Garmendia Zapata

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
The Influence of Environmental Variation of the Epiphytic Bryophyte Community on Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh) in Northern and Central New York
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 315470-6939

Saturday, May 2, 2015

· Northern NY Audubon Bird Walk

8:00 am - 10:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | More information
A beautiful 3 mile walk in the privately owned Huntington Wildlife Forest. We will be walking along a level dirt road that parallels a lovely marsh at the west end of Rich Lake. The walk continues to a small pond and includes both conifer and hardwood habitats. ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute & Northern NY Audubon Chapter | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

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

Saturday, May 9, 2015

· Adirondack Fly Fishing Workshop

9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | More information
Join licensed Adirondack guide Rick Kovacs for this introductory workshop, where you will be introduced to the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction will focus on the basics of fly casting, fly fishing insects, gear and technique. If you "get the bug" ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Monday, May 11, 2015

· Candidacy Examination -- Yuting Zhu -- Oral Exam

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 122 Jahn Lab
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Donald Stewart, 315470-6761

· Candidacy Examination -- Kyungsun Lee -- Oral Exam

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | TBD
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Avik Chatterjee, 315470-4747

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

Monday, May 18, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Laura Bartock

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 213 Marshall Hall
Walking the Talk? Examining Practical Application of Models of Science Communication in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Charles Maynard, 315470-6560

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

· ESF/SCSD Environmental Challenge

9:00 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center and Carrier Dome | Event Website
Environmental science fair for middle school students from the Syracuse City School District.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

Saturday, May 30, 2015

· Wetland Detectives Training Workshop

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website
Join the Wetland Detective Monitoring Corps! This is your opportunity to learn about the natural world and help protect it as well. Climate change may drastically alter Adirondack wetlands. Become a citizen scientist and collect information on plants, birds ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Friday, September 25, 2015

· Event image.Alumni & Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2015

ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 2015 Alumni & Family Fall BBQ
Join us for this year's Alumni & Family Fall BBQ Weekend. Mark your calendars for a great weekend in Syracuse. A tentative schedule of events is available online. This will be a very busy weekend in the Syracuse area as Syracuse University is also hosting ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association and Office of Student Life | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

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