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Friday, December 19

Nominations Reminder: $50K Doctoral Sustainability Fellowship

Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

Call for Nominations:
Dow Sustainability Fellows Program (Up to $50K)

Dear Colleague,
Request for ProposalsThe Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is now accepting applications for its Doctoral Fellowship Program, which offers up to $50,000 in funding support and inclusion in a vibrant "Community of Scholars." The program is open to exceptional Ph.D. students conducting interdisciplinary research related to sustainability. A key part of this two-year doctoral fellowship program is that it is multi-disciplinary in nature, so we encourage doctoral students from all schools, colleges, and units at the university to apply. A total of 10 doctoral students who have completed at least one full year of their doctoral program prior to January 2014 (and who will not finish their program before April 2016) will be selected.
NOTE: Students can only be nominated by their dissertation advisor, and each faculty member can nominate only one student per year. Students who have secured nomination support from their dissertation advisor must submit an "Intent to Apply" by February 3, 2014. This submission will trigger requests for faculty advisors to submit nomination and recommendation letters. Complete student applications and faculty nominations/recommendation letters are due February 17, 2014.
If you have a student who would be interested in applying for this prestigious program, then please review the full Request for Proposals (RFP). If you have any questions or comments, contact the Graham Sustainability Institute’s Education Director, Mike Shriberg, at (734) 647-6227 or mshriber@umich.edu.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Don Scavia
Graham Family Professor and Director, Graham Institute
Special Counsel to the U-M President on Sustainability
Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, December 17


Tips for writing your statement of purpose for international fellowship funding applications

Expert advice from a Sweetland writing professional
· Formulating your research question
· Appealing to the selection committee
· Explaining why you need foreign language training
· Defining goals for overseas travel

Wednesday, January 14
2:00-3:00 pm
1636 International Institute
School of Social Work Building

Funding Opportunities Include:
Grants from Area Studies Centers (please check individual Centers for opportunities)

Tuesday, December 16


Hi WEBS fans,

I just wanted to share these job advertisements with everyone.  Oregon state has been a fantastic place to be a starting professor!  Two of these positions are in Integrative Biology, and the Quantitative Systems Biologist position has a potentially neat teaching component to it that integrates across biology and math or statistics.  It would be great to see some WEBS folks apply!



Rebecca Terry
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Integrative Biology
Oregon State University

Thursday, December 11

Climate Change Youth Leadership Opportunities in the National Park Service

The implications of climate change are challenging and far-reaching, particularly for land managers tasked with protecting the resources of national parks and other protected areas. To meet this challenge, managers need to encourage and make use of the creative and innovative thinking of the next generation of youth scientists and leaders.

The George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) builds a pathway for exemplary students in higher education to apply cutting-edge climate change knowledge to park management. Through a summer-long internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills under the mentorship and guidance of the National Park Service (NPS). Parks and programs will increase their capacity to understand and respond to climate change and its impacts.

National parks and NPS programs develop and oversee structured projects in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: climate change science and monitoring; resource conservation and adaptation; policy development; sustainable park operations; facilities adaptation; and communication/interpretation/education. During the internship, students apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to climate change challenges and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Interns who successfully complete the YLCC, an approved Direct Hire Authority Internship program, will be eligible to be hired non-competitively into subsequent federal jobs once they complete their degree program. These jobs would be in the Department of Interior (DOI), NPS, or one of the other bureaus within the DOI. An intern must qualify for the job in order to be hired non-competitively.

Quick Facts and Deadlines:

• The YLCC is managed cooperatively with the University of Washington

• Internship opportunities and application forms are posted on parksclimateinterns.org

• Internships are 12 weeks (40 hours/week) during the summer

• Interns are paid $14/hour plus benefits

• Applications are accepted from early December 2014 until late

January 2015

Who was George Melendez Wright?

George Melendez Wright was deeply influential in bringing science to the management of America’s national parks. Working as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park in the 1920s, Wright argued that good science was needed for
effective conservation. In 1930, he was appointed Chief of the Wildlife Division for the NPS where he encouraged the agency to embrace science-based approaches to conserving species, habitats, and other natural conditions in the parks. Although he died while he was still a young man, Wright’s legacy lives on in the NPS’s commitment to use the best available science for preserving the resources of our National Parks.

For More Information: See the program website, parksclimateinterns.org

Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 PM

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) is pleased to announce the availability of grants for summer and semester-long research projects or internships for current undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


  • Kabcenell New Europe Grants provide $1,000 to $5,000 for summer experiences to study or conduct research in countries that became European Union members in 2004 or later, or are current candidate countries.
  • Albanian Community Summer Fellowships support study, research, or internships in Albania and in neighboring countries preparing to join the European Union.
Once an application is received and approved, the selection committee will determine which fund is best suited for a particular project.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan. Grants will not be considered for students graduating in the current Winter Term. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region.
Please visit http://ii.umich.edu/wcee/opportunities/studentfunding for application directions.  
For all current funding opportunities for students offered by Weiser Center affiliated units, visit

Call for Nominations: Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan (WCED) offers Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students in 2015-16. These fellowships will be awarded to incoming graduate students at the University of Michigan who expect to focus their graduate work around the theme of "emerging democracy past or present".
This focus on emerging democracy is understood broadly. For example, it might refer to the historical development of democratic (or conversely, autocratic) rule; the impact of culture, literature, or the economy on democratic governance; the public sphere and civil society; or the impact of environmental conditions.
Working with departments and schools, WCED will help recruit students to the University of Michigan and the study of emerging democracy. We encourage all units to collaborate with us in developing this thematic within scholarly disciplines, and across the university, by nominating their best prospective students in this field of scholarship. The fellowships are intended to recruit excellent individual students--they cannot be used to supplement the pool of departmental graduate funding and subsidize other graduate candidates.
Fellowship awards up to $20,000 will be given; the number of fellowships awarded is contingent on the availability of funds. 
We expect Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellows to participate in the various lectures and conferences of the Center, and to join the Emerging Democracies Graduate Workshop. Upon successful completion of this workshop, up to an additional $3,000 will be added to awardees’ accounts to support their research on emerging democracy.
Nominating departments/schools must provide: 
1. A copy of all application materials submitted for consideration of admission. 
2. A short letter of support from the department chair and/or faculty advisor, including information on other funding to be offered to the nominee and the proposed use of Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowship funds, and a brief explanation about how this student's work—if not obvious from the application—would inform the study of emerging democracy. 
Deadline for submission of nomination materials:February 16, 2015. 
For more information, please contact Julie Burnett at 734.936.1842 or jclaus@umich.edu. 
Please send nominations to:
Student Fellowships
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
1080 S. University Ave, Suite 3668
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Wednesday, December 10


The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University is recruiting a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Mammalian Functional Genomics. We seek a dynamic, motivated scientist to lead an innovative research program that uses genomic approaches to address core questions of biological function in mammals.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to integrate approaches that may include but are not limited to comparative genomics, systems modeling, GWAS, or other complementary analyses to study the biology of the genome within the context of the whole organism.  We welcome applicants who will study how genomic variation (including structural, gene expression and epigenetic changes) affects phenotypic outcome among individuals within a population. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise an independent research program that will attract extramural funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of Genomics and/or Bioinformatics, and contribute to our curriculum in organismal biology.  A PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related field is required.

The successful candidate will also hold a joint appointment (3-month) as Curator of the Genetic Resources Collection (GRC) in the Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL), Museum of Texas Tech University and will be expected to have prior curatorial experience in the care and management of museum collections.  Ultimately, the hire will be expected to perform standard curatorial duties, participate in growing and enhancing the collection by directing field research, pursue funding opportunities to support the collections, and develop a research program that utilizes the GRC. 

Application materials should consist of a 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) three representative publications, 3) statements of research interests teaching interests, and curatorial experience including evidence of contribution to or involvement in advancing genetic resource collections, and 4) three letters of recommendation.  To apply, please go to: http://www.texastech.edu/careers and search position 2465BR.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Application review will begin on January 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be addressed to David Ray (david.a.ray@ttu.edu).  For further information on the department and graduate and undergraduate programs, see http://www.biol.ttu.edu.  For further information on the NSRL, see http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/.  For further information on the Museum of Texas Tech University, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW: Modeling Woody Plant Dynamics Across Diverse Landscapes of the Southern Great Plains

Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Woody plant proliferation and management aimed at reducing woody plant abundance are widespread in North American Great Plains grasslands.  These changes in woody plant abundance influences the provision on numerous ecosystem services and have substantial socio-economic impacts.  Within this context, the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University has Post-Doctoral funding from the National Science Foundation for an individual interested in developing the ecological component of a coupled human-natural systems project being conducted in Oklahoma and the southern Great Plains.  The position will focus on modeling changes in woody plant abundance (primarily Juniperus spp.) in response to weather, climate, land use, and fire as constrained by soils.  This individual will work with a team that includes landscape ecologists, hydrologists, and ecosystem, remote sensing and social scientists at Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Arizona.  An agent-based modeling framework will be used to link wildland vegetation change to social systems in the context of agriculture and energy development.  The successful candidate is expected to generate peer-reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals, to serve as co-principal investigator on future proposals, and to assist with development of a science-based ecological observatory. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or related discipline, and demonstrated proficiency in dynamic vegetation modeling, statistics and database management including skills in R, Matlab, SAS or equivalent.  An interest in linking ecological data to a socio-ecological framework is desired.  The position will be based at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Fluency in English and a valid driving license are required.  Periodic field campaigns will require overnight travel and working conditions that could include extreme temperatures.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS:  The position is open immediately.  The start date is flexible, but is expected to be early in 2015.  The duration of the position is 2 years with the possibility of a third year extension.  Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.  Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University is a dynamic department with 20 faculty and a strong program of research, graduate education, and extension (http://nrem.okstate.edu/).  The position offers abundant opportunity to interact across multiple universities with scientists working in diverse disciplines focused on socio-ecological systems.

APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION:  Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to melissa.dunn@okstate.edu.  The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf; sam.fuhlendorf@okstate.edu

Applicants will be considered without discrimination for any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.

Oklahoma State University and the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to multicultural diversity.  Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens.  OSU participates in E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees pursuant to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.”

Thursday, December 4


This email is to inform students to changes and restructuring of a class that will be offered in Winter 2015, Organogenesis:  Stem Cells to Regenerative Biology.  This course will focus on understanding the biology of stem cells, how stem and progenitor cells are important for organ formation during development, maintenance during adult life, how perturbations in these cells can lead to disease, and how tissue engineers are learning to harness these cells to replace damaged tissues and organs.  This course is designed as a natural progression from CDB 581: Developmental Genetics, but this previous course is not a requirement.  A wide range of stem cells, tissues and organs will be highlighted in this course with experts in these fields from around the University of Michigan.  An additional focus of this course is scientific proposal writing.  Discussion after each lecture topic will focus on pursuing the next questions in the field (i.e. potential grant proposal topics).  Students enrolling in the course for a grade will choose any of the lecture topics or journal presentations from the course and extend the work to develop a hypothesis-driven proposal. The proposal-writing portion of the course will be covered in the last one-third of the semester, and will include the writing and evaluation of a Specific Aims page, oral presentation of an approved proposal topic and aims, participation in an internal study section, reviewing other proposals and full development of a six-page proposal.  The proposal format will be similar to styles required for preliminary exams and the NIH training grant formats.  Students who wish to take the course for a grade should enroll in CDB 583 for 3 credits.  Alternatively, the course can be taken S/U without pursuit of the proposal-writing portion of the course as a two-credit course (students interested in this option should enroll in CDB 582).
Please contact Deneen Wellik (dwellik@umich.edu) if you have further questions.

Deneen M. Wellik, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine,
Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
109 Zina Pitcher Place
2053 BSRB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

WiSE Software Carpentry Workshop for UM Researchers

Hi everyone,

Have you noticed that you have more data today than you did a year or 5 years ago? Think you will have more in 10 years? 

Meghan Duffy (EEB) and I have organized a two day workshop on January 5 and 6th for women who are interested in developing or strengthening their programming and data analysis skills. This hand-on, example-driven workshop will be offered by trained instructors who are part of an amazing organization called the Software Carpentry Workshop. You can learn more about this organization and their workshops at http://software-carpentry.org/workshops/. The workshop will cover tools like the bash shell, git, SQL, and R. Through generous support from various groups on campus including ADVANCE, Rackham, and the Med School the workshop will be free. Meghan (duffymeg@umich.edu) and I (pschloss@umich.edu) are happy to answer any questions. If you are interested, please register on the Eventbrite site:

Feel free to distribute to any women (undergrad to faculty) that you think might be interested.

Pat Schloss
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Michigan
1520A Medical Science Research Bldg. I
1150 West Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620
734.647.5801 (office)
734.936.2951 (lab)
734.764.3562 (fax)
Twitter: @PatSchloss

Join the U-M Water Center for a Freshwater Research Symposium on December 11

Please join us on December 11, 2014 at Rackham for the U-M Water Center Freshwater Research Symposium

This event will convene the growing freshwater research community on campus. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about ongoing freshwater research and making connections for pursuing future research opportunities. We will also share ways in which you can become more engaged with the Water Center and look to attendees for input on how we might further enhance freshwater activities on campus.

The symposium will include a networking lunch and reception in addition to presentations from campus teams awarded funding through our on-campus freshwater RFP. If you are unable to attend the meeting during the day, please consider attending the networking reception at 5:00 pm.

If you plan to attend the meeting, networking reception, or both, please register here by December 4, 2014You can review the agenda here.
Please contact Maeghan Brass (maebrass@umich.edu) with any questions.
Thank you,

Jennifer Read
Director, U-M Water Center 

The Water Center is part of the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute and is supported by funds from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the University of Michigan. Learn more at http://graham.umich.edu/centers/water.php.

Wednesday, December 3

Global Change Position at the University of Florida

My new Department (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation) at the University of Florida is hiring a Global Change Ecologist. I’ve included a link that includes the full job description, but in a nutshell anyone who studies any type of disturbances (climate change, fragmentation, invasive species, etc) for any type of organism (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates) in any type of ecosystem (aquatic, terrestrial, U.S. or abroad) is encouraged to apply. The ad is aimed at the Assistant Professor position, but I have been told that exceptional Associate-level candidates will be entertained. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you can think of who might be interested. There are so many great ecologists at UF and a lot of hiring is currently ongoing. This will be an exciting place for a young (or young-at-heart) ecologist!


S.K. Morgan Ernest
Associate Professor
Utah State University (until summer 2015)
University of Florida (starting summer 2015)

Wednesday, November 12

Call for Nominations - 11th Annual Early Career Scientists Symposium

Ecosystems within organisms: Ecology and evolution of the microbiome

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan invites nominations of outstanding scientists early in their careers to participate in an exciting international symposium about the ecological and evolutionary processes of the microbiome. The symposium events will take place from 27–29 March 2015, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Seven early career scientists, alongside two keynote speakers, will be selected to present their work and to participate in panel discussions. We welcome nominations of early career scientists who are studying ecosystems within organisms. Potential topics include the role of the microbiome in disease processes, micro-evolution, or development, meta-community theory in host-associated communities, multi-host multi-parasite systems, and eco-immunology. The research focus can range from bacteria to metazoans and from fitness effects on host organisms or their microbiota to the downstream effects of microbiomes on ecosystems. We are interested in scientists with diverse expertise (including anthropology, medicine, veterinary medicine, oceanography, geobiology, virology, computer science, philosophy of science).

Early career scientists are considered senior graduate students (who stand to receive their Ph.D. within one year), postdoctoral researchers, and first- or second-year faculty. A colleague or advisor must provide the nomination.

The nomination consists of a brief letter of recommendation addressing the nominee’s scientific promise and ability to give a compelling talk, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and a brief abstract of the proposed presentation (< 200 words, written by the nominee). Nominations may be sent electronically (in one file, please) to eeb-ecss-nomination@umich.edu using the nominee’s name as the subject line (last name first). More information is available at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ecss/.

Review of nominations will begin on December 15, 2014.

Selected participants will be contacted by January 6, 2015, and will have all expenses covered
(registration, travel and accommodation). An official announcement of the slate of speakers will be issued soon thereafter.

For more information, contact Cindy Carl at cacarl@umich.edu.

The 2015 Early Career Scientists Symposium scientific committee includes:
Tim James (chair)
Chelsea Wood
Kevin Theis
Marian Schmidt
Thomas Jenkinson
Cindy Carl

The University of Michigan EEB website is http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/

Monday, November 10

Dissertation Writing Groups - Winter 2015

In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations.  These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured support in a facilitated peer-based setting to aid dissertators working through long-term projects.  Dissertation Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader.  Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations and available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis.   Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations. 

Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications.  Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term.

Applications must be emailed to Laura Schuyler at schuyler@umich.edu by Friday, December 5, 2014.  Groups will start meeting in mid-January.

Friday, November 7

World By Charlie: Charlie Engelman’s Museum Adventure, from iPhone Cinematographer to National Geographic Explorer

Charles Engelman, Undergraduate (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major / Museum Studies Minor)
In May 2013 Charlie Engelman arrived at the historic DuPont family estate in Winterthur, Delaware to begin his summer as a horticultural intern. Exploring the grounds on his first day, he found a frog. This was a spectacular frog. Charlie didn’t know it at the time, but this frog would change everything. It would star in his first YouTube video, which blossomed into a YouTube series. More videos about honeybees and pond slime balls evolved into an honors thesis. Then came videos on birding, flesh eating beetles, squirrels, and an offer for a sponsored YouTube show. Next came deadlines, subscribers, news articles, an application, and a $50,000 grant from National Geographic Television.

Charlie is a U of M senior, passionate about integrating all of his interests into spectacularly fun projects. His story is a mash-up of science, performing arts, production, and museums. During this event, you will hear how it all happened. He’ll share his experiences with video editing, science writing, pitching YouTube shows, the world’s largest tic-tac-toe board, and how this all relates to museums. You will also get a sneak peek into his upcoming film series with National Geographic Television, and learn how to make some pretty epically creative pancakes. Please join us. It’s going to be an absolute blast.

Friday, November 14 at 12:00 pm, UM Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium

"The Future of Organic and Sustainable Medicine"

Drake Sadler, Chairman of Traditional Medicinals, and his wife Nioma will deliver a public lecture entitled, “The Future of Organic and Sustainable Medicine.” The talk will take place next Thursday, 11/13, at 10:00 a.m. in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons. 

In this talk, the Sadlers will walk through a case study in the sustainable sourcing of medicine. They will discuss the agricultural improvements that were necessary, the impact on cost of goods, and the community investments the company made.

The Sadlers are also delivering a lecture at 2:00 p.m. the same day, entitled, “Back to the Future: Global Healing with Plant-Based Medicines,” as well as one at 4:00 p.m. entitled, “Business as a Vehicle for Social Change.”

Thursday, November 6

AWIS Mentoring Coffee Hour

Enjoy bagels and coffee during our November peer mentoring event!
When: Thursday Nov. 13th 
Where: West Conference Rm (4th Floor Rackham)
Time: 11:30 to 12:30 pm

Past group discussions have covered the following topics:

1. advice on how to find an appropriate mentor
2. advice to those whose mentors are not providing expected support
3. advice to those seeking a non-traditional career in science
4. advice on seeking work/life balance.

Hope to see you there!

Complex Systems - Seminar with Bryan Daniels

"Finding the right level of abstraction in heterogeneous collective systems"

Bryan Daniels
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12:00 noon
411 West Hall


Wednesday, November 5

Services for Students with Disabilities

In recognition of National ADHD Awareness Week
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 12:00 to 1:30 P.M.
Rackham Graduate School, Auditorium, 915 East Washington St.
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This event is free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community

A Concert-Style Journey into the Heart of the ADHD Experience

Jerry Mills is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, storyteller and live-wired
educator.  He will shake you up, get you involved, make you laugh and leave you changed.

Jerry Mills is an adult with ADHD who travels worldwide sharing what the Chicago Tribune calls
"...an intensely personal look at the challenges and choices we all face."  Since his diagnosis, he has shared his personal and unique concert-style presentation with hundreds of professionals and community members from all walks of life: from Liverpool to London, Singapore to Hong Kong, Sydney to Melbourne and all across North America. (www.jerrymills.com)

Blending humor, authenticity, and original songwriting with his poignant personal stories, heartwarming insights, and visual media, Jerry is always a hit. He has produced several audio recordings including Urgent Reply, The Real You, and his newest release, Lifeline.

Come to gain and share insights about how to meet the challenges of ADHD. Questions, answers and refreshments follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Geraldine Markel, PhD, at geri@managingyourmind.com

Sponsored by: The University of Michigan: Office of Services for Students with Disabilities;
Rackham Graduate School; School of Information; Neuropsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry;
Office of Student Services and Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Dentistry;
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS); The Methylphenidate and ADHD Study;
 University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy;
Washtenaw County CHADD Group (Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD);
The Kadden Family

This presentation is part of the National ADHD Awareness Week 2014.
National Sponsors: ADDA, CHADD, ACO, & ADDitude Magazine

Tuesday, October 28

Biology Faculty Opening

Faculty, Biology Professor

Description: Full-time, tenure-track rank open. The main responsibility is teaching undergraduates. Other responsibilities include conducting research with students, mentoring, advising, recruiting, committee service, and additional duties as assigned. The biology department has traditional, environmental, and secondary education biology degree options and intentionally uses active learning to engage students.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in biology or related field with preference toward ecology or environmental biology. Commitment to teaching and service in the context of a Christian liberal arts college is essential. A creative approach to innovation and program development highly desired.
Rank/Salary: Negotiable.
Beginning Date: August 2015.
To Apply: Candidates are requested to submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts (unofficial accepted for initial review); 4) a list of 3-5 references that can be contacted; 5) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; 6) a plan of future research; and 7) other pertinent materials. Send application material (email preferred) to:
emilyo@tabor.edu or by mail to Tabor College, Emily Olson, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Biology Professor Search Committee, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Tabor College is a Christian liberal arts institution with a mission to prepare people for a life of learning, work, and service for Christ and his kingdom. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the mission of Tabor College.
Women and Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tabor College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, Tabor College is permitted, and reserves the right, to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).

Monday, October 27

SEM Workshop at Kellogg Biological Station Nov. 15th

Hi All,

Dr. Jim Grace will be leading a workshop on Structural Equation Modeling at KBS on Saturday Nov 15th from 9am to 4pm. The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdocs in ecology who wish to apply these techniques to their own research. The course will have a conceptual focus, but will also include an overview of R-based analytical tools.

Dr. Grace will also be giving a seminar on Friday morning, with a reception that evening. Anyone who wishes to attend the Friday events as well as the Saturday workshop can reserve housing at KBS for $20. Lunch will be provided for workshop attendees.

Please register by Nov. 8th, space is limited to 40 participants.

All inquiries should be sent to semworkshop2014@gmail.com