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Category Archives: Academics
Barbara Han will be coming tomorrow to give her talk and meet with grad student after! This is a great opportunity to meet with her in a group setting. Please RSVP for the lunch right after the seminar. Lunch is … Continue reading
Petter Holme from Sungkyunkwan University is giving a networks talk at 3:30 PM in 339 Davey Laboratory. The title of his talk is “Temporal networks: A physics perspective“, and the description is: Networks are all around us—from power-grids to the nervous … Continue reading
Next week’s PPEM 2014 Nelson Memorial Seminar looks promising. Details: Lawrence Madden: The Cost of Plant Disease Prediction (PPEM seminar series) Friday, April 4, 12:15-1:10 pm 112 Buckhout Lab
Grad school has very few rules and very little structure –two of the reasons I welcomed the decision to become a Ph.D. candidate. In a program without course requirements and very flexible assistant teaching stipulations, the one hard rule I … Continue reading
Those of you who do microbiome work might enjoy next week’s Bortree Lecture. Details: Environmental signals that regulate intestinal immunity Dr. Lara Hooper, University of Texas Wednesday, March 19, 12:20-1:10 pm 101 ASI
Next week, Jim Spadafora from FMC will be presenting a disease seminar that might be of interest if you (a) are interested in an industry perspective on plant disease management and/or (b) are looking at options outside academia. Details: The … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned The Thesis Whisperer as a goldmine of resources for academics on a few occasions. A recent post sent me spiraling down an academic blogging rabbit hole. Of particular note was a peer-reviewed study about who blogs, what about, and who is … Continue reading