Description: Students can get a peek inside resource centers across the College of Arts and Sciences to learn what they offer. They also can tour our newly renovated Advising Center to meet our professional advising staff. The event is part of fall A&S Fest, which runs Sept. 19-21. It's designed to celebrate all things A&S and raise awareness about the great opportunities students can find in the College.
Biology Resource Room: 402 Manter Hall
Chemistry Resource Center: 228 Hamilton Hall
Computer Science and Engineering Student Resource Center: 13 Avery Hall
Math Resource Center: 13 Avery Hall
Writing Center: 115 Andrews Hall
Advising Center: 107 Oldfather
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Title: The role of divergent sexual selection in speciation.
As a behavioral and evolutionary biologist, I am fascinated by relationships among different scales of analysis. Our lab addresses questions related to the underlying molecular basis of morphological traits, asks how these traits are shaped by selection and historical processes, andanalyzes the role of individual-level process for shaping population patterns. Barn swallows are widespread throughout the Holarctic with fascinating level of phenotypic divergence in morphology andbehavior. We are currently using an integrative approach to examine divergent phenotypic variation in this young radiation of birds. In this seminar, I will explore the role of history, selection, and physiological mechanisms in shaping divergent phenotypic variation among populations in this young species complex. I explore the possibility that sexual selection has played an important role in shaping behavioral and morphological variation among closely related populations of barn swallows, with recent evidence that this may be widespread in a number of other taxa.
Marilee Lindemann (Associate Professor of English, Director LGBT Studies, University of Maryland) will give the second Woodress lecture on Thursday September 20, 3:30, at the Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q Street. The Woodress lecture commemorates the life and work of James Woodress, an eminent Willa Cather critic and biographer. Professor Lindemann's talk is entitled 'Willa Cather and the Lavender Scare' and is free (all invited). The lecture will be of great interest to students of Cather, women's literature, and LGBT Studies.