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Events and Activities for Graduate Students

Friday, January 19
3:00 p.m.
Loftsgard Rm 114

The Department of Biological Sciences along with the Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Pancreatic Cancer invite you to hear a seminar by

Dr. Chris Merkord
Assistant Professor, Biosciences Department
Minnesota State University Moorhead

His seminar title is

"Real-time Early Warning of Vector-borne Diseases Using Earth Observation Data"

Everyone is welcome! Thank you for your support!

For additional information on our speaker, check out these links:

Dept website:

Faculty page:

To view the BioSci 2018 spring seminar series calendar, click here:

Resume and CV Writing

Monday, January 29
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hidatsa Room - MU

Olivia Scott, NDSU Career Center  
Kristina Caton, NDSU Graduate Center for Writers 

Learn the differences between resume and CV writing, tips for preparing these documents and other job application materials, and how the two centers can assist you in this process. 

Can't attend the event?  You can access the live streaming here: 
Phone: 701 328 7950, collaboration code: 302879#

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council

IRB Training: Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Human Research Participants

Thursday, February 1
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Mandan Room - MU

To register:

Wednesday, February 7
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Great Room - MU
$15.00 per person

An evening of instruction on the special dining etiquette involved in buffet dinners. The Art of Dining- Buffets pairs well with the principles learned in the first offering of The Art of Dining which focused on plated meals. Individuals will learn the proper way to go through a buffet line, what an appropriate portion size is, and the dos and don'ts of buffet dining in any setting.

Darwin Day 2018

Friday, February 9
A. Glenn Hill Center

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Atrium
Hall of Biodiversity

2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Atrium
Book signing with author Lee Dugatkin

3:30 - 4:00 p.m., Atrium
Celebrate Darwin's birthday with cake

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Rm. 112
Keynote Address
"How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog"
Lee Dugatkin, Professor of Biology
University of Louisville

Sponsored by the Departments of Biological Sciences, Geosciences and Animal Sciences, the Collage of Science and Mathematics and Cooperative Sponsorship at NDSU. 

Tuesday, February 13
7:00 p.m.
Stoker's in the Basement, Hotel Donaldson

Free and open to the public. Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Speaker: Kellam Barta
Lecturer, English Department at North Dakota State University

 If you’ve ever wondered why people talk different, come to this presentation at Science Café. We will talk about why people who speak the same language still talk different. And, more importantly, this discussion will explore why people develop attitudes, both positive and negative, about varying features of spoken English.

Attendees of this presentation, please feel free to bring your own examples of variation in English, audience participation will be encouraged.

Our Science Cafés feature: 

  • A presentation by a scientist
  • Discussion

    • have a conversation with the scientist
    • talk among yourselves

Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there is some extra time for discussions. For more information, contact Diane Goede at or (701) 231-7411.

Tuesday, March 6
4:30 p.m.    
AgCountry Auditorium - Barry Hall


Speaker: Steve Horwitz, Ph.D., Professor of Economics
St. Lawrence University

The Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise hosts the "Capitalism and Society" lecture series. These events are free and open to the public with pizza and refreshments served in the Barry Hall Atrium afterward. 

Our Capitalism and Society lectures are also recorded and shared on our YouTube channel. You can find them on our website under Lecture Videos. Each presentation is uploaded within one week of the event. 

Wednesday, Mary 21
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Plains Ballroom - MU

All the semi-finalists’ presentations are showcased. Program sponsors, faculty, business leaders and students are invited to see
the innovations firsthand. This is an exciting evening for students to show their project to the community and practice their pitch while
networking with community leaders interested in student innovation.

The public and students will vote for the team that will receive the "People's Choice Award" of $1,000 cash.

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