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March
31

Tuesday

American Red Cross Blood Drive

10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Nifkin Lounge | Schedule an Appointment Here | Come donate blood in Nifkin Lounge! Help save those who are in need of blood. Schedule an appointment using the link or look for us tabling in Gateway. Walk-ins welcome but an appointment is preferred. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact ... Read More | Sponsor: American Red Cross | Contact: Evan Stewart

Spotlight Symposium on Student Research

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center | https://www.esf.edu/spotlight/ | The 2020 Spotlight on Student Research Symposium will be held in the Gateway Center on Tuesday March 31st from 11am-2:00pm. Proposals will be accepted until Monday March 23. ESF's annual Spotlight on Student Research is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Governance Committee on Research (COR) | Contact: John Wasiel, 315-470-6896

Research Process: From Assignment to Finished Paper - Moon Library Skill Sharpener

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website | This interactive workshop will provide guidance on how to start a research topic, find relevant sources and incorporate them into your argument, and polish your paper. Please bring an assignment description with you for discussion. This workshop is geared towards ... Read More | Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens, x4780


April
1

Wednesday

MS: Thesis Defense -- Erika Bowen

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Marshall Hall 327 | Thesis Title: Eco-Industrial Parks: A Prototypical Design Approach to Industrial Landscapes | Contact: Michael Schummer, 315-470-4855

American Red Cross Blood Drive

10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Nifkin Lounge | Schedule an Appointment Here | Come donate blood in Nifkin Lounge! Help save those who are in need of blood. Schedule an appointment using the link or look for us tabling in Gateway. Walk-ins welcome but an appointment is preferred. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact ... Read More | Sponsor: American Red Cross | Contact: Evan Stewart

MS: Thesis Defense -- Anuli Onwumelu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | TBD | Thesis Title: Comparison of transgenic, non-transgenic, and hybrid genotypes: Physiology and morphology of the American chestnut. | Contact: Neal Abrams, 315-470-4723

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Laura Hansen

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall | Dissertation Title: Host Olfactory Percepts in Two Polyphagous Sibling Species of Longhorned Beetles | Contact: Mary Collins, 315-470-6538


April
2

Thursday

18th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY | ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 3, 2020 | Event Website | As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. Conference participants represent many industries ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF, US Green Building Council New York Upstate, Syracuse CoE

M.S.: Thesis Defense -- Benjamin Zink

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Baker 254 | Thesis Title: Light and ultrastructural microscopy studies on a key genus (Coreomyces) of Laboulbeniomycetes (Ascomycota). | Contact: Casey Koons, 315-470-6715


April
3

Friday

Candidacy Exam -- Oral -- Matthew DaRin

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Moon Library, Room 19 | Department: EFB Forest Pathology & Mycology Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Lianjun Zhang, 315-470-6558

First Friday Coffee Break!

11:40 am - 12:35 pm | online or call in | Event Website | Come network with other women across campus! Short breaks help individuals regroup and gain fresh perspectives, and diversity of thought is beneficial for problem solving. Networking and group mentoring are recommended to remove power differentials, and makes ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

Global Conservation Lectures (Canceled)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | The Global Conservation Lectures have been canceled until further notice. Does conservation work? Presented by Dr. Thomas Brooks, Chief Scientist at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Although an explosion of environmental assessment ... Read More | Sponsor: Camp Fire Conservation Fund, ESF Alumni Association, Dale Travis ’59, Environmental Forest & Biology | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, x6632


April
4

Saturday

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Gateway Center | The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event that brings together undergraduate students and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations ... Read More | Sponsor: SUNY | Contact: Lauren LaTrray, 315-470-6889


April
6

Monday

The Clothesline Project

Gateway | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth A. Larson, 315-470-4716


April
7

Tuesday

The Clothesline Project

Gateway | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth A. Larson, 315-470-4716

Advanced Citation Managers - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website | We will go over some of the more advanced features of Mendeley & Zotero to help you organize and cite your research, going beyond basic set-up and importing papers. This session is for you if you have already downloaded and begun using either program. Please ... Read More | Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens, x4780


April
8

Wednesday

The Clothesline Project

Gateway | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth A. Larson, 315-470-4716


April
9

Thursday

The Clothesline Project

Gateway | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth A. Larson, 315-470-4716

Candidacy Exam – Oral – Abishek Poudel

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 324 Bray Hall | Program: FRM Natural Resources Mgt | Sponsor: Forest Resources Management | Contact: Donald Stewart, 315-470-6761

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Narayana Raju Jampana

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall | Dissertation Title: Optimization studies of cellulose fiber hydrolysis using membrane bioreactor and enzyme recycle | Contact: Christina Limpert, 315-470-6722


April
10

Friday

The Clothesline Project

Gateway | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth A. Larson, 315-470-4716

Candidacy Exam -- Oral -- Anne McElwee

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | TBD | Department: FCH Environmental Chemistry Program: Ph.D. | Contact: Dylan Parry, 315-470-6753


April
13

Monday

Clothesline Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of Sexual Assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017


April
14

Tuesday

Clothesline Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017


April
15

Wednesday

Jake Chronister MPS Capstone Seminar: Population Estimates of Scaup Wintering at Great South Bay, Long Island, New York

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 254 Baker Lab | Jake Chronister presents his MPS Capstone Seminar about his work capturing, banding, and estimating abundance of Greater and Lesser Scaup wintering at Great South Bay, Long Island, New York during February and March 2019. | Contact: Jake Chronister

Clothesline Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017


April
16

Thursday

Clothesline Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center | The Clothesline Project brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault. Students can create a t-shirt that memorializes their own abuse to further their healing process, or create a shirt to acknowledge and memorialize the abuse of a loved one, or to support ... Read More | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017

M.S. Thesis Defense -- Patrick Borges Rodrigues

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 141 Baker Laboratory | Title: Skeleton-based Automatic Reconstruction and Classification of Pipes Through Processing Point Clouds and Thermal Images Using MATLAB and Dynamo for Revit | Contact: Matthew Smith, 315-470-6724

Coffee Break-Third Thursdays

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | online or call in | Event Website | Come network with other women across campus! Short breaks help individuals regroup and gain fresh perspectives, and diversity of thought is beneficial for problem solving. Networking and group mentoring are recommended to remove power differentials, and makes ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

Take Back Our College Walk

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Leaves from Nifkin Alumni Lounge | Formerly known as Take Back the Night, this event is a march through campus to show our solidarity with sexual assault survivors and to call an end to rape culture. | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017

Speak Out!

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Nifkin Alumni Lounge | Use your voice. Tell your story. Be heard! | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017


April
17

Friday

Candidacy Exam -- Oral -- Andrew Newhouse

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 314 Bray | Department: EFB Plant Science and Biotechnology Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Margaret Bryant, 315-470-4929


April
20

Monday

Earth Week eventEarth Week Morning Munch!

7:30 am - 9:00 am | Nifkin Lounge | Happy Earth Week! Start off your week with a free breakfast! There will be coffee, bagels, fruit and more! | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association

Earth Week eventEat Local!

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge | Join the Earth Week Committee in celebrating Earth Day 2020. The event will be catered by local businesses. | Sponsor: Earth Week Committe | Contact: Laura Crandall


April
21

Tuesday

Earth Week eventESF's Clean Energy Master Plan

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Gateway | Learn more about the present status of ESF's Clean Energy Master Plan. There will be updates on campus energy-use, emission reductions, fossil fuel use, and the path moving forward. | Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Justin Heavey

Writing Workshop: Citation Formatting

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Moon 19 | Event Website | WRC tutors will review both in-text citation formats and reference list formatting for research papers, essays, and reports. We will address the basics of citation, as well as the unique challenges (No author? No date? No problem!). Students are encouraged to ... Read More | Sponsor: The Writing Resource Center | Contact: Karin Patzke , 315-470-6756


April
22

Wednesday

Earth Week eventEcoSwap

11:00 am - 3:00 am | Quad (Rain Location: 12 Bray aka Bray Space) | Come drop off old gear or clothes and pick up some other used gear - one's junk is another's treasure. | Sponsor: Global Environment | Contact: Eva Sideris


April
23

Thursday

Earth Week eventPostponed: Take our Kids to Work Day (new date TBD)

Nifkin Lounge, Quad, + | Event Website | Celebrate more than 25 years of sharing ESF careers with hands-on workshops for 8-11 yr olds with an adult who works or studies here. | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

MS Thesis Defense - Zainab Tariq

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | TBD | Thesis Title: Comparative Lifecycle Assessment of Shrub Willow Evapotranspiration Cover Verses Conventional Clay and Geosynthetic Covers | Contact: Gregory McGee, 315-470-6792

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense – Chelsea Jahant-Miller

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 217 Bray Hall | Dissertation title: Environmental Drivers of Mrophological and Physiological Adaptation in an Invasive Defoliator, Lymantria dispar | Sponsor: Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Giorgos Mountrakis, 315-470-4824

Candidacy Exam -- Oral -- Sarah Caltabiano

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | TBD | Department: EFB Enviromental Physiology Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Susan Anagnost, 315-470-6837


April
24

Friday

Earth Week eventEcoSwap

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Quad (Rain Location: 12 Bray aka Bray Space) | Come drop off old gear or clothes and pick up some other used gear - one's junk is another's treasure. | Sponsor: Global Environment | Contact: Eva Sideris

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Jian Lin

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Baker 439 | Title: Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses of an urban forest structure and function model | Contact: John Wagner, 315-470-6971

MS: Thesis Defense -- Geoffrey Golick

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Baker Laboratory Room 107 | Thesis Title:Pollutant Removal Performance of Biofiltration Soil Medium | Contact: Lee Newman, 315-470-4937


April
27

Monday

MS: Thesis Defense -- Hosea Mak

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 322 Jahn Laboratory | Thesis Title: Hydrophobic chemical contaminants in Onondaga Lake water: Status after 2016-2017 In-Lake Remediation Efforts | Contact: Neil Ringler, 315-470-6803

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Aditi Nagardeolekar

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall | Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Characterization of lignin-based hydrogels from lignins recovered from hot-water hydrolyzates of angiosperms as carriers/sorbents and extraction of bioactive compounds | Contact: Cynthia Downs, 315-470-6806


April
28

Tuesday

TGIO!

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Quad! or Nifkin (rain location) | Woohoo! Last day of classes! Come celebrate the end of the Spring 2020 semester with free food and drinks! | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association

Global Conservation Lectures (Canceled)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | The Global Conservation Lectures have been canceled until further notice. Precision conservation at the scale of a nation. Presented by Dr. Healy Hamilton, Chief Scientist at NatureServe. Thanks to NatureServe, conservation intelligence is now available ... Read More | Sponsor: Camp Fire Conservation Fund, ESF Alumni Association, Dale Travis ’59, Environmental Forest & Biology | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, x6632


April
29

Wednesday

Wear Denim Day

Campus wide | The Choose Action Network is asking the entire campus to wear Denim to show we believe that it is never the victim's/survivor's fault when they experience sexual violence. | Sponsor: Choose Action Network | Contact: Jennifer Keating, 315-470-4867

Denim Day

Campus Wide | Denim Day is a worldwide event that began in the 1990s. An Italian court overruled a rape conviction citing that the victim had been wearing jeans and had to have been complicit in their removal. We wear denim to call an end to victim blaming. | Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-565-3017

MS: Thesis Defense -- Amanda Charette

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 122 Jahn Laboratory | Title: Assessing Residential Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Pollutant Releases using EPA's Toxic Release Inventory | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6757


April
30

Thursday

MS: Thesis Defense -- Xue Dong

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Moon Library 110 | Thesis Title: Investigating Impacts on Visitors' Environmental Attitudes and Behavior through Innovative Interpretive Media: A Design-Based Research Study. | Contact: Anthony Miller, 315-470-6551


May
1

Friday

First Friday Coffee Break!

11:30 am - 12:45 pm | online or call in | Event Website | “No time to lounge during finals!” Of course not! Short breaks help individuals regroup and gain fresh perspectives, and diversity of thought is beneficial for problem solving. Networking and group mentoring are recommended to remove power differentials, and ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752


May
7

Thursday

Inclusive Excellence Graduation Reception

Gateway Center | The Inclusive Excellence Graduation Reception honors our graduating Graduate Diversity Fellows, International students, students of color, CSTEP and EOP students, and members of Kings, LASS, and the Rainbow Scholars. Each graduating student will receive a special ... Read More


May
9

Saturday

Department Specific Reception

11:00 am - 12:00 am | Chemistry, 1st floor Baker Atrium, near canoe Environmental and Forest Biology, Illick Hall Foyer Environmental Resource Engineering, Gateway Center Environmental Science, 408 Baker Lab Environmental Studies, Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge Forest and Natural Resources ... Read More


May
20

Wednesday

Candidacy Exam - Oral - Kalyani Mer

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | TBD | Department: Environmental Resources Engineering Degree: Ph.D. | Sponsor: Environmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Kurt Stavenhagen, 315-470-4942


August
31

Monday

Candidacy Exam -- Oral -- Moory Romero Fernandez

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 407 Baker Lab | Program: ESC Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Degree: Ph.D. | Contact: Lindi Quackenbush, 315470-4727


September
29

Tuesday

Graduate and Professional School Fair

11:00 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Interested in furthering your education? Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair to speak with representatives from graduate schools, law schools, medical programs, etc. Log into Handshake now to see the list of institutions that will be here! Consider ... Read More | Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 3154704738

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