College of Arts and Sciences Part-time Employment Opportunity — Summer 2018 through Academic Year

College of Arts and Sciences Part-time Employment Opportunity – The College Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office is looking for highly motivated, reliable, and mature student workers for Summer 2018 and beyond. We need assistance during our office hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  We are looking for dependable, flexible, detail-oriented students with the ability to maintain confidentiality of records.  Communication skills and the ability to work with the public are essential.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite is preferred. Primary duties consist of: data entry, preparing computer work, filing, copying, scanning documents, sorting mail, running errands, answering phones, directing visitors, and miscellaneous tasks. This is not a work-study position.  For consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter directly to Ms. Erin McDaniel or Ms. Rebekka Potter in Owen Hall 104. For questions, please contact our office at coasaado@indiana.edu or (812) 855-1647.

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Fall 2018: 1st 8 weeks course on Evolution, Sex, and Culture!

HPSC-X 100 Human Perspectives on Science: Evolution, Sex, and Culture, from Darwin to Kinsey and Beyond (3 credit hours)

Prof. S. Gliboff

Class #36814

First Eight Weeks

2:30pm-5:00pm MW

GA1122 (Global & International Studies Building, Room 1122)

An introduction to the history of biology, with a focus on sex, heredity, reproduction, endocrinology, and evolution, and on how biological ideas have both reflected cultural attitudes and influenced them. Emphasis is on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Darwin and Mendel through Morgan, Muller, and classical genetics, to early hormone research, and on to Kinsey, the modern evolutionary synthesis, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Questions to be addressed include the origin and evolutionary advantages of sexual reproduction, the nature of biological sex differences, sexual selection and mating behaviors, altruism and cooperation, and human evolutionary history.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity at IUB in the Demas Lab — Apply Now!

The Demas Lab is looking for motivated undergraduates to work in the lab. Please find the details of the position attached here. If you have any questions about the position, please contact lab manager, Jessica Deyoe, at jedeyoe@indiana.edu.

Position Description:

The primary focus in the Demas laboratory is in the general area of “ecological physiology.” Specifically, we study interactions among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems and behavior in a variety of ecologically-relevant environmental contexts using the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) as our model system.  Currently, we are conducting studies in two major research areas, including: 1) microbiome influences on the neuroendocrine regulation of social behavior, and 2) neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying seasonal aggression.

We are seeking highly-motivated undergraduate students to volunteer as research assistants in our lab.  This position will involve aiding with research projects in the lab; learning and practicing proper animal handling and care; and performing basic laboratory techniques involved in reproductive physiology and behavioral endocrinology, such as behavioral scoring, tissue sectioning and processing, and serum hormone analysis.  The position will occasionally require working after hours, between approximately 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., for the purpose of recording the behavior of our nocturnal animals.  Please note that on those weeks requiring night shifts, students will often have free time to work on schoolwork while in the lab.

 

Requirements:

Availability to work ~4-8 hours/week, depending on the studies being conducted in lab

 

Please send the following information to Jessica Deyoe, the Demas Lab manager (jedeyoe@indiana.edu):

  1. Resume, including G.P.A.
  2. Brief description of:
  • Your current career goals
  • When you would be available to start working in the lab
  • How many semesters you would be willing to work in the lab

Themester Internship – Podcast Host and Producer

Themester Internship – Podcast Host and Producer

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks an undergraduate intern to serve as the host and producer of the Themester summer podcast, which explores the Themester 2018’s Animal/Human. The intern will help produce five to six 15-minute podcasts that span the breath of the College divisions and schools.

The time commitment is approximately 40 to 50 hours total during summer, May to July, with a flexible schedule. The Themester internship is a paid internship with an hourly rate of $10.15 an hour. For more information including qualifications and application instructions, see the Themester website at https://themester.indiana.edu/get-involved/student-involvement/internships/podcast.html.

Congratulations to our award recipients being recognized on Friday, April 27

Congratulations to the individuals listed below who received Department of Biology awards. These award recipients will be recognized at the 2018 Biology Student Award Ceremony taking place Friday, April 27, at 3:30 PM, in Jordan Hall A100. Refreshments will be served in the atrium immediately following the ceremony. A photographer will be available during the reception to photograph award recipients, their families, lab mates, and any special guests.

Graduate Students Recipients:             

Tamanash Bhattacharya:

Milton Taylor Fellowship
Ian S. Barton
:
Albert Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor
Teaching Award in Biology
Katilyn V. Beidler:
Sears Crowell Scholarship
Savannah Bennett:
Fred Seward Award
Sofia Casasa Velez:
Louise Constable Hoover Fellowship
Jeremy Scott Davis:
Louise Constable Hoover Fellowship
Zoe Dinges:
George W. Brackenridge Fellowship
Lekeah Durden:
Louise Constable Hoover Fellowship
Courtney Ellison:
First Place, Floyd Award for Outstanding
Publication in Microbiology
Jay Keche Goldberg:
Charles Heiser Fellowship
Adrienne Keller:
Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship
Catherine Klancher:
Dean Fraser Fellowship, and
Second Place Tie, Floyd Award for Outstanding
Publication in Microbiology
Alexandra McCully:
Second Place Tie, Floyd Award for Outstanding
Publication in Microbiology
Kara M. Million:
Avian, Wildlife, and Habitat Studies Scholarship
Roy Moger-Reischer:
Sears Crowell Scholarship
Gabriel Muhire Gihana:
Alfred Parson Mower Fellowship
Lauren Nease:
Walter A. Konetzka Fellowship
Emma Oschrin:
Sarah Elizabeth Frey Indiana
Daffodil, Inc., Scholarship
Katherine Roebke
Milton Taylor Fellowship
Britta Rued:
William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholarship
Christopher Schlicksup
Milton Taylor Fellowship
Maja Sljivar:
George Hudock Fellowship
Melene A. Thompson:
Walter A. Konetzka Fellowship
Jennifer Wong:
Frank W. Putnam Research Fellowship

Undergraduate Recipients:

Yousaf Abughofah:
Alfred Parson Mower Scholarship
Sunna Ahmad:
Sid Robinson Scholarship
Melissa Baker:
Fred Seward Award
Gabriella Benko:
Barwe/Rexing Scholarship
Lucy Brown:
William J. Tatum Scholarship
Katherine H. Fisher:
John R. and Wendy L. Kindig Scholarship
Alekhya Govindaraju:
William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholarship

Julius Hain:
Howard W. Clark Scholarship

Alexa Howser:
George M. Malacinski Scholarship
Christine Hustmyer:
Biology Undergraduate Research Award, and
Fox Glen Research and Education Fund Award, and
Outstanding Honors Thesis Award
Allison Nelson:
Aldred Family Scholarship
Gene Qian:
John R. and Wendy L. Kindig Scholarship
Clarissa Ren:
Rex Grossman Scholarship
Sophia Ren:
L. S. McClung Scholarship
Senna Bryce Robeson:
Michael R. Tansey Outstanding
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award
Bhagyashree Sarda:
Microbiology Undergraduate Summer
Research Award
Rhett A. Snyder:
L. S. McClung Scholarship, and
Microbiology Undergraduate Summer
Research Award
Athena Tran:
Carl H. Eigenmann Scholarship
Stephanie Zhang:
Sid Robinson Scholarship

Faculty Award:
Professor David Kehoe
Senior Class Award for
Teaching Excellence in Biology
and Dedication to Undergraduates

I hope you can join us.

All my best,

Kathy

 

Kathy E. Wyss, Development Officer
Indiana University Department of Biology
1001 E. Third St. / Jordan Hall 120
Bloomington, IN  47405-7005
Phone:  812-855-6195