Ice Cream Social Friday Sept 11th 11:00 AM in G107

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Drop by Gyte 107 at 11:00 this Friday to meet biological sciences faculty and fellow biology majors and get a free ice cream treat.    

Fall 2015 Life Science Seminar Series

All seminars will be Tuesdays at 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Gyte 108 Aug 26     No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet) Sept 1       Elizabeth Flaherty, Ph.D; Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue UniversityTitle:  Wildlife responses to timber management and forest restoration programs Sept 8       No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)…
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Biology Beginnings: 4 out of 10 US News Top Jobs for 2015 Feature Health Science


US News has released their Top 100 Jobs for 2015 report and careers requiring education in the biological sciences figure strongly among them.  Four out of the top ten jobs require biology education including Dentistry at number 1, Physician at number 4, Physical Therapist at number 6 and Physician Assistant at number 10.  Other biology…
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Prof. Young Choi’s Restoration Project Has Improved Habitats for Plants and Wildlife at Wolf Lake Shoreline


In partnership with AWLI and the City of Hammond, Prof. Young Choi and his research team, Eric Bird, Jazmin Garcia, Samantha Kinsman, Rachel Shmagranoff, Emily Smith and Rebecca Tiemens, at Purdue University Calumet, recently completed a two year $6.9 million restoration of the Wolf Lake shoreline. Before the restoration, the land was dominated by exotic plants such as purple loosestrife, Kentucky bluegrass, white sweet clover and phragmites (European reed). Native species now dominate the land and shoreline, with little bluestem grass and three-square bulrush being the most numerous. Great bulrush and pond lily are also common. The number of birds spotted nearly doubled after the shoreline restoration. Among the most numerous birds identified in both the new and old studies were the red-winged blackbird, mallard duck, Canada goose, mute swan and ring-billed gull. The restored islands and shorelines attracted the spotted sandpiper and it became the 8th most numerous bird in the recent study. “In addition,” Choi said, “Wolf Lake appeared to be a stop-over habitat for migratory birds, as at lease 34 species were spotted only during the migration seasons.”