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March 23 , 2009
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In this issue:

  • Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week Events
  • Math Candidate Presentaion
  • Environmental Interpretation Internship

Science Humor

  • Corollary to Murphy's Law (paraphrased):

    If it can be shown that something that could have gone wrong did not go wrong, then subsequent events will prove that everything would ultimately have turned out better if that thing had gone wrong.
  • Investigator Jim Culter concludes that dinosaur bones were placed
    in the fossil strata 10,000 years ago in order to confuse and
    mislead 20th century scientists, and that dinosaurs never actually

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Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week Events

Plan to attend the interesting events of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week as the Science Division and the
Psychology Department celebrate student and faculty research accomplishments.

Monday, April 20

The James Bradford Colloquium                BSC 336, BSC 343                    6:30 p.m.

A presentation of senior research by students from the Science Division and Psychology. 
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 23

The Undergraduate Research Banquet             PBC 300                     5:00 p.m.

All science majors and scholars are invited. Look for your invitation in your email and in your campus mailbox.

“The Dr. Homer A. Anderson Lecture Series”               BSC 343                    6:30 p.m.

Amy McKinney, “Pollination as a Model for Ecological and Evolutionary Study”

Undergraduate Research Poster Session                       BSC Lobby                8:00-9:00 p.m.

A poster display representing research by students and faculty from the Science Division and Psychology. 
Authors will be present for questions.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 24

Undergraduate Research Poster Display              BSC Lobby                    Until noon

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Math Candidate Presentation

Math candidate, Upasana Kashyap, will give a presentation on "Operator Spaces--A Noncommutative Phenomenon" on Friday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in SC 336. All science students and faculty are invited to attend.

The presentation will be about operator spaces, a new area of research most commonly knwn as noncommutative functional analysis. Operator spaces are noncommutative variants of Banach spaces. It is regarded as the appropriate category to study problems concerning spaces or algebras of operators on Hilbert space arising in noncommutative mathematics.

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Environmental Interpretation Internship

ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION INTERNSHIP: A temporary, full-time position. Pay: Up to $3,000 depending on qualifications and calendar span of the internship. Dates: 12 weeks of work over 13 weeks, May 18 - August 14, 2009.

Location: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus, New York.

Qualifications: Environmental science/studies, education or interpretation majors who have successfully completed two years of undergraduate studies.  First Aid and CPR certification is desirable. Applicants should have an interest in working with children of all ages.  Some education experience desired.

Duties: Baltimore Woods Nature Center (BWNC) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to transform individuals and communities through place-based education.  BWNC is located on a 182-acre site with over six miles of hiking and interpretive trails that is a destination for numerous hikers and school field trips.  BWNC also provides:  nature education to city schools through the Nature in the City Program; a Summer Nature Day Camp for children ages 5-12 at both Baltimore Woods and Syracuse city parks. This internship offers students an opportunity to get involved in true nature study, develop skills as a naturalist, and connect people to the natural world. Interns will work with a mentor to develop and deliver quality interpretive programs and exhibits for diverse audiences including visitors to Baltimore Woods and Syracuse city parks. The second half of the internship is an exciting opportunity to work with BWNC’s urban summer camp being piloted in Elmwood Park this summer.

Applications: Send resume, cover letter, transcript, and 2 references to:

Contact: Matt Kauffman, Baltimore Woods Nature Center, P.O. Box 133, Marcellus, NY 13108. Email: Website:

Filing Date: 04/24/09.

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