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October
27

Wednesday

MS Thesis Defense - Hannah Pilkey

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Baker 309 | Thesis Title: Developing and optimizing conservation outcrossing methods to produce diversified blight-tolerant American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata [Marsh.] Borkh.) Program of Study: EFB Plant Science & Biotechnology Major Professor: William Powell | Contact: Rene Germain, 315-470-6698


October
28

Thursday

Chemistry Department Seminar

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Zoom Presentation | Dr. Delphine Farmer from Colorado State University will present a seminar. The topic is “The Curious Case of the Catechol in the Night…”. | Sponsor: Dr. T Dibble | Contact: T Dibble, 315.470.6596

Adaptive Peaks Seminar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Illick 5 | Join us for a seminar by Dr. Christopher Whipps, ESF's 2021 Exemplary Researcher. Seminar will be recorded and a link distributed after the event if you are not able to join us in-person. | Sponsor: Environmental Biology | Contact: Roxanne Razavi, 607-882-3738


October
29

Friday

GPES PhD Capstone Seminar - Susan Ekoh

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Zoom Event | Vulnerabilities, Flood Risk Perceptions and Future Migration Intentions of Coastal Residents of Lagos Zoom Event Details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87945300821?pwd=am5obVUxOGl4UjgrYUFCOVBNWXFodz09 Meeting ID: 879 4530 0821 Passcode: 2N8pQN | Contact: Cariann Linehan , 6528


November
1

Monday

Coffee Break!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | online or call in | Event Website | Network and troubleshoot with other women on main and satellite campuses. Students, employees, alumnae welcome. Research bears out that stress responses in women are moderated by social supports (tend and befriend vs fight or flight), that short breaks help ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752


November
3

Wednesday

ESF Blood Drive

10:30 am - 3:30 pm | GATEWAY (across from the carrier dome near elevator) | Please sign up to donate a pint of blood today and help safe a life! Please make an appointment at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code "SUNYESF" OR reach out to Laura Crandall at ldcranda@esf.edu with your preferred day/time for your appointment. | Sponsor: ESF Student Involvement and Leadership. | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315.470.6660

Introduction to Accessible Documents

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 240 Gateway or Zoom | Please Register | Come learn the basics of creating accessible Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF documents for use in the classroom. Please register to let us know if you are planning on attending in person or via Zoom. | Sponsor: Open Academy Teaching & Learning Center | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

Effective Communication: Using Trauma-Informed Practices

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 217 Bray Hall | To attend virtually, register here | Vera House will provide training and skills using trauma-informed practices to communicate | Sponsor: Choose Action Network | Contact: Jennifer Keating, 315-470-4867


November
4

Thursday

ESF Blood Drive

9:30 am - 2:30 pm | GATEWAY (across from the carrier dome near elevator) | Please sign up to donate a pint of blood today and help safe a life! Please make an appointment at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code "SUNYESF" OR reach out to Laura Crandall at ldcranda@esf.edu with your preferred day/time for your appointment. | Sponsor: ESF Student Involvement and Leadership | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315.470.6660


November
5

Friday

Master's Thesis Defense - Sarah Dzielski

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: A Retrospective Analysis of Mercury in Avian Tissues Program of Study: EFB Conservation Biology Major Professor: Roxanne Razavi | Contact: William B. Smith, 315-470-6832


November
7

Sunday

Women's Empowerment Brunch

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center | Register and submissions | Featuring panel discussion and literary pieces centered around outer space and physical space. Participants should wear what makes them feel empowered. Raffle tixs 10/25-11/5, M-F 10-2, in Gateway, to support empowering orgs. Presented by the Baobab Society ... Read More | Sponsor: Baobab Society and ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Emily Li, 646-288-9595


November
8

Monday

Transitioning Relationships

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm | 313 Bray Hall | To attend virtually, register here | As you look toward Thanksgiving Break and the end of the semester you may find that your relationships are changing or even ending. Join Vera House for a conversation on what to consider and how to shift those relationships in healthy ways. | Sponsor: Choose Action Network | Contact: Jennifer Keating, 315-447-4867


November
11

Thursday

Chemistry Department Seminar

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Zoom | Event Website | Dr. Eric Pierce, Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present a seminar on the "Role of Metabolically-Active Transient Storage Zones in Coupled Carbon-Mercury Cycling". | Sponsor: Dr. Theodore Dibble | Contact: Dr. T. Dibble, 3154706596

Adaptive Peaks Seminar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Illick 5 | Join us for a seminar by Dr. Melissa Chipman, assistant professor at Syracuse University. | Sponsor: Environmental Biology | Contact: Roxanne Razavi, 607-882-3738


November
12

Friday

Teaching and Learning Academy - Assessment and Evaluation

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 240 Gateway or Zoom | Please Register | In this session, we'll look at writing multiple choice questions, using item analysis, creating and using authentic assignments and rubrics, and identifying informal assessment techniques. All are welcome to join. Please register to let us know if you are planning ... Read More | Sponsor: Open Academy Teaching & Learning Center | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979


November
15

Monday

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Rea Manderino

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Videoconference & 309 Baker | Dissertation Title: Environmental drivers modulate parasitism of native giant silk moths by an exotic biological control agent Program of Study: Environmental Biology, Entomology Major Professor: Dylan Parry | Contact: Ruth Owens, 315-470-4780


November
17

Wednesday

No Guilt Book Club- Geeky Pedagogy Chapter 3

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 240 Gateway or Zoom | Please Register | This semester, we've chosen Geeky Pedagogy, a book written by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member Jessamyn Neuhaus. In November we will talk about Chapter 3: Reflection. We invite you to read the book with us, but we encourage anyone who wants to participate to ... Read More | Sponsor: Open Academy Teaching & Learning Center | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979


November
18

Thursday

Coffee Break!

8:00 am - 9:00 am | online or call in | Event Website | Network and troubleshoot with other women on main and satellite campuses. Students, employees, alumnae welcome. Research bears out that stress responses in women are moderated by social supports (tend and befriend vs fight or flight), that short breaks help ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752


November
19

Friday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Hengshuo Huang

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Location to be announced or remote | Program of Study: PBE Bioprocess Engineering Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Siddharth G. Chatterjee | Contact: Donald Leopold, 315-470-6784

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Theresa Rose Osborne

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | TBD | Dissertation Title: Biogeographic and ecological correlates of Pacific Island land snail morphology Program of Study: EB Ecology Major Professor: Rebecca Rundell | Contact: Shijie Liu, 315-470-6885

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Susan Ekoh

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Vulnerabilities, Flood Risk Perception and Migration Intentions Among Coastal Resident of Lagos, Nigeria Program of Study: ESC Environmental and Resources Policy Major Professor: Lemir Teron | Contact: Jonathan Cohen, 315-470-6737

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Scott Wolcott

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | 154 Baker Lab & Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Use of Green Walls to Treat High Strength Organic Wastewater Program of Study: ERE Ecological Engineering Major Professor: Theodore Endreny and Lee Newman | Contact: Stephen Stehman, 315-470-6692


December
3

Friday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Timothy Morris

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Illick 8 and via videoconference | Program of Study: EFB Conservation Biology Degree: Ph.D. Co-Major Professors: Melissa Fierke & John Drake | Contact: Andrea Parker, 315-470-6573

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Andrew Newhouse

2:15 pm - 4:15 pm | 254 Baker Hall & Videoconference | Dissertation Title: Regulatory, scientific, and social consideration for the use of transgenic American chestnut trees in conservation Program of Study: EFB Plant Science & Biotechnology Major Professor: William Powell | Contact: Theodore Endreny, 315-470-6565

Master's Thesis Defense - Michaela Regner

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Effects of Tween-80 and physical agitation on wax corrugated cardboard co-composted with alfalfa pellets and wood chips Program of Study: Environmental Resources Engineering Major Professor: Doug Daley | Contact: Hyatt Green, 315-470-4814


December
6

Monday

Coffee Break!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | online or call in | Event Website | Network and troubleshoot with other women on main and satellite campuses. Students, employees, alumnae welcome. Research bears out that stress responses in women are moderated by social supports (tend and befriend vs fight or flight), that short breaks help ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752


December
8

Wednesday

Champagne Toast for December Graduates

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 2021 December graduates! | Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Amanda Charette

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Jahn 122 and Zoom | Program of Study: FCH Environmental Chemistry Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Jaime Mirowsky | Contact: William Powell, 315-470-6761


December
10

Friday

Teaching and Learning Academy - Wrap Up

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 240 Gateway or Zoom | Event Website | This is the final session of the Teaching and Learning Academy. We invite you to join us to review the learning this semester. Please register to let us know if you are planning on attending in person or via Zoom. | Sponsor: Open Academy Teaching & Learning Center | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

Master's Thesis Defense - Renee Barry

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Videoconference | Thesis Title: Environmental Privilege in Glass Orbs: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of Raw Water on Social Media Environmental Studies Program of Study: Environmental Studies Major Professor: Christina M Limpert Leclercq | Contact: Jaime Mirowsky, 315-470-6850

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Tong Wan

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Videoconference | Program of Study: ESC Environmental Monitoring Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Charles Kroll | Contact: Tristan Brown, 315-565-3003


December
11

Saturday

December Soiree

6:00 pm - 12:00 am | Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Road, ​Syracuse, NY 13224 | Buy tickets online! | Come celebrate August and December Graduates at a semi-formal reception with dinner, dancing, and awards! Tickets will be sold online at the link above and in Gateway 11/15-11/18 and 11/29-12/1. Faculty, staff, students, and guests are invited. $10 for undergraduate ... Read More | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Alexa Labossiere


December
14

Tuesday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Anqi Ji

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall | Program of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Chang Geun Yoo | Contact: Valerie Luzadis, 315-470-3026


December
15

Wednesday

No Guilt Book Club- Geeky Pedagogy Chapter 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 240 Gateway or Zoom | Event Website | This semester, we've chosen Geeky Pedagogy, a book written by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member Jessamyn Neuhaus. In December we will talk about Chapter 4: Support. We invite you to read the book with us, but we encourage anyone who wants to participate to join ... Read More | Sponsor: Open Academy Teaching & Learning Center | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979


December
16

Thursday

Coffee Break!

8:00 am - 9:00 am | online or call in | Event Website | Network and troubleshoot with other women on main and satellite campuses. Students, employees, alumnae welcome. Research bears out that stress responses in women are moderated by social supports (tend and befriend vs fight or flight), that short breaks help ... Read More | Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752


December
20

Monday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Jianfei Wang

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 323 Walters | Program of Study: PBE Bioprocess Engineering Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Shijie Liu | Contact: Timothy Volk, 315-470-6774


January
12

Wednesday

Candidacy Exam, Oral - Lucas Johnson

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Zoom/Env Sci Conference Room | Program of Study: ESC Ecosystems: Land, Water and Air Degree: Ph.D. Major Professor: Colin Beier | Contact: Gary Scott, 315-470-6523


April
9

Saturday

Spring Banquet

5:30 pm - 11:00 pm | Rosamond Gifford Zoo 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204 | Save the date for Spring Banquet 2022! Celebrate the end of the semester and May graduates! ESF's Annual Spring Banquet features dinner, dancing and awards. Faculty, staff and students are invited. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2022. | Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Alexa Labossiere


April
28

Thursday

Take our Kids to Work Day

| Event Website | Career exploration for kids 8-11 with an adult that works or studies at ESF. | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

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