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March 30 , 2009
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Please direct questions and comments to: stippel@muskingum.edu

In this issue:

  • Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week Events
  • "A Cenozoic History of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide"
  • Environmental Internship Opportunity

Science Humor

  • A South American scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

    Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

  • Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. (anon)


Plan on attending the Undergraduate Research Banquet on April 23!
Check your email for your invitation and RSVP Now!

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CHEM 105, 111, 112, &115--Sundays & Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m. in SC 338
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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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You are invited to hear...

Dr. Mark Pagani
Associate Professor, Yale University
Department of Geology and Geophysics

Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in BSC 343

"A Cenozoic History of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide"

Dr. Pagani’s research encompasses the fields of biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology, with a focus on understanding the factors driving climate during the Cenozoic era.  In his presentation, he will explore the relationship between climate and carbon dioxide during the last 65 million years of Earth’s history.  He will also discuss the relationships between ocean circulation, plate tectonics, and climate change. 

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Environmental Internship Opportunity

Position Title: Environmental Interpretation Internship

Salary: $200 per week stipend with dormitory housing: OR $225 per week without housing

Location: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland

Dates of Employment: Runs May 17, 2009 through August 15, 2009 (flexible to change)

Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor's degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources. or related field desired.

Duties: Provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays.

How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers or email addresses.

Closing Date: Received by April 11, 2009

Contact Person:
Internship Coordinator
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanater Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027
301 497 5898, ext. 5630
Amy_Shoop@fws.gov, Michelle_Donlan@fws.gov


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