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Unformatted text preview: Santa Clara BioNews Winter 2006 volume 1, issue 2 Santa Clara University Department of Biology WHATS INSIDE FACULTY SPOTLIGHT ALUMNI PROFILES ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOTECH & GENETICS SUMMER PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS NEW SCU STUDENT PUBLICATION UPCOMING BIOLOGY COURSES UPCOMING EVENTS Study Abroad and the Sciences Science students considering studying abroad are encouraged to attend a special program on Monday Feb. 13th at 5:30 in the Alumni Science Commons . This informational meeting will highlight programs that fulfill science requirements, ranging from pre-health to ecology to genetics. Virtually all fields of biology and environmental sciences are available. Students who have recently returned from international science experiences will share their insights and photographs, and answer questions. Information will be available on programs in locations ranging from Latin America to Africa to Australia to Europe. For more information contact Dr. Janice Edgerly-Rooks jedgerlyrooks@scu.edu . Paperwork for Graduating Seniors For students who plan to graduate in June, pre-graduation evaluations and graduation petitions are due to the Student Records Office by Feb. 24. Blank forms can be picked up in the Biology Office, or in Student Records. If you havent done it already, please make an appointment with your advisor for the pre-grad evaluation. Completed forms can be turned in to the Biology Office for the Chairs signature. You must also complete the Biology Department exit survey and send it in by email to Cena Hoban choban@scu.edu Bio 100 - Hot Topics Spring 2006 The focus of the spring quarter edition of the Biology Departments Hot Topics seminar course will be Global Health , as broadly interpreted by the Biology faculty. Faculty presentations and discussion will focus on issues related to human and/or environmental health around the world, including (for example) infectious diseases in the developing world, environmental toxins, the impact of climate change on ecosystems, and many other topics. The course will meet from 4:45-6:00 pm on Mondays in Alumni Science 120. The SCU community (students, faculty, and staff) are invited to all presentations. Biology students who plan to participate throughout the quarter should register for Bio 100, a 2 unit upper division course that can be taken multiple times. (Note Bio 100 does NOT count as one of the seven upper division Biology courses required for the Biology major, but it does count toward the 60 upper division units required for a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.) The Bio News Staff Craig Stephens (Chair, Biology) cstephens@scu.edu Cena Hoban (Admin Assistant, Biology) choban@scu.edu Maria Miranda (SCU Biology 06) mpmiranda@scu.edu Anne Dee (SCU Biology 08) adee@scu.edu Andrew Vu (SCU Biology 09) aavu@scu.edu Munroop Atwal (SCU Biology 07) matwal@scu.edu Ava Schlossmacher (SCU Biology 08 ava_s123456@hotmail.com FACULTY NEWS New lecturers for Spring quarter...
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