Symposium: Wonder and the Natural World

The IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society invites you to attend a day-long symposium, “Wonder and the Natural World,” on May 22 at IU Bloomington.  Plenary speaker Bron Taylor, Professor of Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, will deliver the keynote lecture titled “After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature.” Please visit our website for more information and registration details. Registration is free and the symposium is open to the public.  All events will be held at the IUB Indiana Memorial Union.

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Summer training opportunity for undergraduate students

IU’s Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) will host a series of summer workshops for undergraduates on topics including presentation (posters, interviews, and talks), experimental design, research ethics, CVs, time management, and proposal writing. These workshops will take place each morning from May 19-29, and every Monday thereafter through July 27. This opportunity is related to the NSF-sponsored REU program administered through CISAB but is also open to additional participants. Please contact Prof. Laura Hurley (lhurley @ indiana . edu) for more information.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPENING IN THE RAGSDALE LAB

Our lab investigates the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity using nematodes as models.

We are currently looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to oversee our nematode stocks, although there is the potential to develop an independent research project in addition to performing regular duties.

Responsibilities include media preparation, feeding (transferring) the stocks, cleaning cultures, and establishing frozen vouchers. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

Pay is $9.00/hour, and workload is about 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for candidates interested in pursuing a research project.

Please contact Erik Ragsdale (ragsdale @ indiana . edu) to apply.

Seeking enthusiastic UTA candidates to help teach BIOL Q201 in fall 2015

Seeking enthusiastic UTA candidates to help teach BIOL Q201 (Biology for Elementary Education Majors) during the Fall 2015 semester. Q201 is an introductory-level, combination lecture and lab course for future elementary teachers.

Successful candidates should be available to teach co-teach a lab section meeting on Tuesdays 2-5 pm or on Wednesdays 2-5 pm for the entire Fall semester. You should also have earned at least an A- in BIOL L112, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.  Applicants should complete the Biology Department UTA application and personal statement, and also provide an unofficial transcript.

Please contact Prof. Pam Hanratty at phanratt at indiana . edu for more information and/or to schedule an interview.