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Today! Dean’s Lecture Series features Dr Susan Ellis Felege at #ScholarlyForum14

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Dr Susan Ellis-Felege, Wildlife Biologist, will discuss her research on avian ecology at noon today.

This year, the School of Graduate Studies again highlights outstanding faculty research through the Dean’s Lecture Series and we are delighted to announce the 2014 speaker is Dr Susan Ellis-Felege. Dr Ellis-Felege’s talk, “Birds’ Eye View“, will feature her research using nest cameras to understand avian ecology, and her collaborative Wildlife@Home project, bringing together UND biologists, computer scientists and the larger community to manage and analyze the vast digital data collections of video that enable the team to monitor nesting habits of North Dakota birds.

Dr Ellis-Felege’s presentation is Tuesday, 11 March at 12noon in the Lecture Bowl at the Memorial Union. If you are not able to join us in the Lecture Bowl, you can view the presentation via our live stream at: https://conted.breeze.und.nodak.edu/birds/

The 2014 Scholarly Forum is March 11 & 12 on the University of North Dakota campus and is hosted by the School of Graduate Studies.The event is free and open to all.

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March 11, 2014 at 7:10 am

UND Women in Science hosts a Graduate panel today

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If you are a graduate student, or considering graduate school be sure to get along to the UND Women in Science panel today at 11:30am in the Memorial Union’s Badlands Room. 


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November 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

UND Women In Science Meeting, Monday 23 Sept

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The first UND Women in Science meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 23rd from 3-4pm in the Education Building Room 12, snacks will be provided.

We will talk briefly about what the Women in Science organization is all about, along with some of the events we have planned for the year and volunteer opportunities.  We will end the meeting with a discussion about “science on the big screen.”

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September 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

First Grand Forks Science Café to be held Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.

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The inaugural Grand Forks Science Café will be held at the Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2.  This inaugural science café, titled “How will sequestration affect the sciences?”, will give local scientists an opportunity to gather and discuss the ramifications of sequestration’s impacts on the scientific agencies within our government.

Science Cafés are evening gatherings of local scientists.  Invited moderators present a 15 minute talk on a current issue and then the floor is open for all to discuss the issue.  All science fields are welcome to attend and students at all stages of their education should attend as well.  The Grand Forks Science Café was founded by UND graduate students Nick Cilz and Annie Wargetz.

For more information on the Grand Forks Science Cafés, please visit our blog or email us at GFSciCafe(at)gmail.com.  Follow us on Twitter by following @GFSciCafe and ‘Like’ us on Facebook by searching for “Grand Forks Science Café”.

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April 29, 2013 at 7:23 am

Dr Debra R. Rolison to give 2013 Abbott Chemistry Lecture

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The University of North Dakota’s Department of Chemistry is hosting its annual Abbott Chemistry Lecture this week. Dr. Debra Rolison of the US Naval Research Laboratory is giving a public presentation on Thursday evening, followed by a lunch time presentation on Friday in the department. Details follow for the Thursday lecture and you can find more details on the department’s website.

 

Creating Change in Scientific Institutions through Subversion, Revolution (Title IX!), and Climate Change

The slow crawl at which research-intensive universities diversify their faculty is a national disgrace in that they actively recruit for students that reflect the face of America. Similar difficulties are apparent among the scientific staff of national/federal laboratories. But how can one person change the world of science? Subvert the standard operating procedure. Create a microclimate that shows―over time―how new patterns of operation and inclusiveness yield productive, innovative science. Use the scientific capital and street credentials accrued over time, thanks to the humane microclimate and research productivity of one’s team, to challenge the status quo with reasoned and bold arguments for change. Remember the importance of uppity behavior and applying “tipping point” mechanisms to move beyond initial reactions of dismissal to―over time―accepted inevitability (such as greeted my audacious suggestion in March 2000 to withhold federal funds from non-diversified chemistry departments through application of Title IX). Ask the leaders of our S&T institutions the following: how good can American science, engineering, mathematics, and technology (STEM) be when we are missing more than two-thirds of the talent? Learn to demand that our world of science be one that truly relishes the talent innate to all of humanity for science and discovery.

Dr. Rolison heads the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section at the NRL, where her research focuses on multifunctional nanoarchitectures for such rate‑critical applications as catalysis, energy storage and conversion, and sensors. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah (2000–present). She was a Faculty Scholar at Florida Atlantic University (1972–1975) and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry (UNC–CH, 1980).

Dr. Rolison is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Women in Science, the Materials Research Society (Inaugural Class), and the American Chemical Society and received the 2011 ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, the 2011 Hillebrand Prize of the Chemical Society of Washington, and the 2012 C.N. Reilley Award of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry. Her editorial advisory board service includes Analytical Chemistry, Langmuir, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Letters, the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Annual Review in Analytical Chemistry.

When not otherwise bringing the importance of nothing and disorder to materials chemistry, Rolison writes and lectures widely on issues affecting women (and men!) in science, including proposing Title IX assessments of science and engineering departments. She is the author of over 200 articles and holds 24 patents.

Dr Rolison’s talk is Thursday, April 25th at 7pm in Abbott Hall 101. All are welcome and a reception will follow. 

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April 24, 2013 at 8:29 am

UND’s Women in Science invites you to their meeting

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February 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

UND Women in Science Panel – October 30th at 1pm

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UND’s Women in Science group and The Graduate School invite you to a WIS event tomorrow focusing on the grad school experience. Check out the flyer for details!

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October 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm