Good lecture this Thursday: “Women as Public Scientists in the Atomic Age: Charlotte Auerbach, Rachel Carson, and Genetics”

November 10, 2016
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Westfall Lecture

Marsha Richmond
History Department, Wayne State

With the onset of the atomic age in 1945, geneticists increasingly spoke out about how nuclear fallout and radiation impacted heredity and reproduction. By the 1960s others began to draw attention to how another post-war chemical—the pesticide DDT—might impact the hereditary future of mankind. Scholarship discussing post-World War II scientific activism focuses almost exclusively on males, without little attention paid to women who served as public scientists or the impact gender may have played in gaining public trust and influencing policy makers.

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Underrepresented minority and first-generation college students: Consider attending this Cornell University event! Deadline December 1 to apply

The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are pleased to announce our first PhD Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend happening April 21-23, 2017. This event will introduce attendees to our departments and connect them with faculty members that share research interests, as well as to help familiarize them with the graduate school application process.


Participant housing and meals will be covered, as well as up to $400 in travel expenses. We are accepting applications from underrepresented minority and first-generation college students who are interested in applying to graduate school during the fall/winter 2017 application cycle. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.


If you have any questions, please email More information and the application can be found at


Wondering where your BIOL exemption exam credit is?

If you took the Biology Department exemption exam in Summer 2016 to try to earn test credit for BIOL-L 111 and/or BIOL-L 112: Some students’ exemption test credit is not yet posted to their IU academic records. The office that handles posting the credit is working on it! Don’t worry – it will happen.

FYI, a score of 24 or higher is needed in order to receive test credit for that particular component. So a student who scored a 23 on the BIOL-L 111 component and a 27 on the BIOL-L 112 component will earn test credit for BIOL-E 112 but not for BIOL-E 111.

If you have specific questions about this, please email the Biology advisors at Otherwise, don’t worry – your test credit is coming!