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Seeking BIOL-L 211 UTAs for Fall 2018 Semester

Professor David Kehoe is seeking undergraduates interested in being UTAs for BIOL-L 211 during the Fall Semester of 2018. Mandatory requirements for these positions are:

  1. You must be able to attend all course lectures, which are held from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM Tu/Th.
  2. You must have taken L211 at IUB and earned at least an A-.
  3. You must enjoy working as part of a team of teachers and be willing to make this position a priority throughout the semester.

Applicants: Please send Professor Kehoe (dkehoe@indiana.edu) the following materials:

  1. Completed Application, available at:

https://biology.indiana.edu/student-portal/undergraduate/undergrad-teaching-assistants.html (click on “How do I apply to be a UTA?”)

  1. Transcripts (unofficial are OK)

If you are considered for a position, you will have the opportunity to meet with Professor Kehoe to discuss the details of these positions.

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Summer MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS– FREE drop-in workshops!

Mondays 10-10:45am & Thursdays 1:30-2:15pm.  We’ll teach you various ways to practice “Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend! FREE! (See attached flier)

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.

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