Looking for Some Great UTAs for the Summer L311 Course

Dear Biology Undergraduates,

 

I will be teaching BIOL L311 (Genetics) this summer during the First Six Week Session, and I am looking for some great, enthusiastic potential UTAs.

 

The class will be offered Monday-Thursday, 8:00-9:50 AM in Jordan Hall A100. Learning groups will meet twice per week, most likely at the following times.

 

  1. Monday and Wednesday                      10:20-11:10 a.m.
  2. Monday and Wednesday                      11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
  3. Tuesday and Thursday                         10:20-11:10 a.m.
  4. Tuesday and Thursday                         11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
  5. Tuesday and Thursday                         1:00-1:50 p.m.
  6. Tuesday and Thursday                         3:30-4:20 p.m.

 

 

In order to be eligible to serve as a UTA, you must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Class Standing: UTAs should have at least junior class standing by the time the appointment begins. However, exceptional underclassman may also be considered.
  • GPA: Candidates must have an overall GPA of 3.25. That is, only applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher will be considered for UTA positions.
  • Specific Grades: You must have earned an A- or better in the course for which you are applying to assist. You must also have earned excellent grades in related classes. You will need to submit a copy of your unofficial IU transcript with your application.
  • Written Statement: This is a very important part of the application. When candidates for a position are relatively equal in the above areas, the statement can make the difference. Be sure to proofread your statement.

In addition, only students who have not yet graduated can be considered, due to university requirements.

 

 

You can find the UTA application online at: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/opportunities/teaching/UTA_application.pdf

 

You should also provide an up-to-date unofficial transcript, and also complete the written statement associated with the application.

 

If you are interested, please let me know!  You can email me at: phanratt@indiana.edu

 

I will be happy to schedule an interview with you.

 

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Best,

Pam Hanratty

 

Pamela L. Hanratty, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Biology Department

Jordan Hall 018

Indiana University

1001 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812)-855-9049

Fax: (812)-855-6705

phanratt@indiana.edu

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The Annual Tau Ball: A Diversity Affair

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The Fall 2016 schedule is online, and YES, BIOL-S 318 Honors Evolution WILL be offered

The Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes was just published online today. As always when a new Schedule first comes out, there will be a few tweaks and corrections to the courses in many departments, and Biology is no exception.

Yes, we expect to offer BIOL-S 318 Honors Evolution in Fall 2016, and it will be showing in the Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes soon! Keep checking the Schedule and you will see it soon. Make sure to check the prerequisites before enrolling in this course.

Happy spring,

The Biology Advisors

Eli Lilly event – Thursday, March 24

Freshmen and Sophomores: Are you interested in understanding more about the pharmaceutical industry as a career option? Eli Lilly is hosting an event on Thursday, March 24th from 6 – 8pm in the Global and International Studies Building.  See the attached poster for more details: IU Lilly Day Flyer

 

Dipping Your Toe into Science Careers

Tuesday, March 22 (that’s the Tuesday after Spring Break)

11am – 2pm

Jordan Hall Atrium

 

Come explore volunteer and research opportunities in the sciences!  Representatives from the following community organizations and campus research offices will be available to talk with you:

 

  • WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology
  • City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • IU Journal of Undergraduate Research
  • Monroe County Autism Foundation
  • Friends of Goose Pond
  • WildCare, Inc.
  • Sycamore Land Trust
  • IU Office of Science Outreach
  • Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps
  • People and Animal Learning Services (PALS)

 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here:

https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3lWuquisJTnbmrb

 

*Questions can be directed to Mary White, mfwhite@indiana.edu.  Hope to see you there!

Volunteers needed for Science Olympiad Fossil Challenge

Indiana University is hosting the Indiana State Science Olympiad and there are a number of activities going on here on campus the day of the event, Saturday March 19th. The competition this year features a fossil identification challenge and we’re in need of volunteers to help with the grading of the fossil activity (key provided). You don’t have to be paleo-inclined, just willing to help out with a group of highly motivated high school and middle school students that are interested in the history of life on this planet.

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