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LEAD New York Program Accepting Applications

Lead NY
Published: 
February 23, 2017
The leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agricultural and natural resource industries is now accepting applications for its newest class of leaders.

Northeast Drought Workshop, Feb. 27

Published: 
February 22, 2017
The Northeast Regional Climate Center is partnering with NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System to host an assessment of drought in the Northeast.

Events

Dr. Andrew Moeller. The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiota

Feb 27 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Kelly Zamudio

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

B.E.V. NY 2017

Mar 1 | 8:00 am

Drink Local. Learn Local....

Location: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, NY  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

B.E.V. NY 2017

Mar 2 | 8:00 am

Drink Local. Learn Local....

Location: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, NY  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

B.E.V. NY 2017

Mar 3 | 8:00 am

Drink Local. Learn Local....

Location: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, NY  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Dr. Robert Pringle. Assembly, Destruction, and Reconstruction of Africa’s Savanna Ecosystems: Large Mammals as Ecological Linchpins

Mar 6 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Anurag Agrawal

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Dr. Aino Kalske. Coevolution on islands

Mar 13 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Andre Kessler

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Dr. Jennifer Lau. Species interactions in a changing world: Evolutionary consequences of global change

Mar 20 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Hosts: Renee Petipas and Monica Geber

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Dr. Douglas Futuyma. Challenging Orthodoxy: Do we need a new evolutionary synthesis?

Mar 27 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Hosts: Hide Inamine and Anurag Agrawal

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Soil Summit

Mar 28 | 8:00 am

Join us for an engaging 1.5 day Soil Summit including presentations and break out discussion about the benefits and challenges of raw manure use relative to the safety of fresh fruit and vegetable...

Location: NYSAES  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Soil Summit

Mar 29 | 8:00 am

Join us for an engaging 1.5 day Soil Summit including presentations and break out discussion about the benefits and challenges of raw manure use relative to the safety of fresh fruit and vegetable...

Location: NYSAES  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Dr. Maydianne Andrade. Through the widow's web: How unusual mating behaviour untangles plasticity

Apr 10 | 12:20 pm

Richard B. Root Graduate Student Invited Speaker/E&EB Seminar Host: Cornell GPSA and E&EB GSA

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

Apr 13 | 4:00 pm

Known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico, monarch butterflies are beautiful and complicated creatures of nature. Facing mounting...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Author Appearance

Dr. Charles Danko. Widespread stabilizing and positive selection govern primate enhancer evolution

Apr 17 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Bob Reed

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Ms. Petra Deane-Coe. (Dissertation seminar) Title: TBA

Apr 24 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Irby Lovette

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

The Curious Mister Catesby: A "Truly Ingenious" Naturalist Explores New Worlds

Apr 26 | 4:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Leslie Overstreet, curator of Natural-History Rare Books at the Smithsonian Libraries. The event opens Mann Library's spring 2017 exhibit program and is in conjunction with...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Author Appearance

Dr. Daven Presgraves. Sex chromosomes and speciation in Drosophila

May 1 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Andy Clark

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar