Friday, November 10, 2017

BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution


The Microbiology program will once more offer BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution in Spring Term 2018. This course is an approved Biotechnology Elective.

BIOL-M 460 Microbial Evolution (3 cr)
Prerequisite: BIOL-L 211
Class Number 31063
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BH 205

The course will be taught by Dr. Jeffrey Palmer (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/palmer-jeffrey.html), who is extremely excited to teach the class. Microbial Evolution covers the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the evolution, diversity, and the importance of microbial life on earth. The class will touch on the evolution of parasites and pathogens and viruses, antibiotic resistance, symbiosis, the human microbiome, horizontal gene transfer and the tree of life.

The course will be of interest to anyone pursuing a career in the health professions, graduate level research, and for everyone fascinated by the study of microbiology, biotechnology, and evolutionary biology.

BIOL-L 388 Digital Biology


BIOL-L 388 Digital Biology: A Survey of Topics in Bioinformatics and Genomics will be offered this Spring Term 2018, taught by Dr. Volker Brendel.  This course is an approved Biotechnology Elective.

BIOL-L 388 Digital Biology
Prerequisite: BIOL-L 211
Class Number 30083
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
JH 440

Biology has become one of the primary application domains of computer science and informatics approaches. The term "Bioinformatics" covers a wide spectrum of data management and processing associated with large-scale, high-throughput biological data generation. A significant part of biological research these days is conducted "digitally". This class will survey topics concerning the generation and analysis of biomolecular sequence data (DNA and protein) that underpin much of modern biology, including for example genetics; ecology, evolution, and population biology; and structural biology. Applications in medicine and biotechnology are changing the world we live in.

The course should be of interest to you if one or more of the following apply to you: (1) You are curious and would like to learn about a "hot topic"; (2) You want to expand your range of options for graduate school; (3) You are considering a high-paying job in the biotechnology sector.


For more information, please visit the course web site:
http://brendelgroup.org/teaching/DBS18.php

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)


Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of resources for students including the following.

Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS)

IU Health Center, 4th floor
Free
Staffed by experienced, licensed professional counselors
24-hour Crisis Line: (812) 855-8900

Stress Management
Free workshop
November 13, 2017
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wells Library Room E159 (enter the East Tower and immediately turn left)
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah," this workshop is for you. We will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body.
 

Tough Topics, Safe Spaces
Scholars Commons, Wells Library
November 17, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us in a safe space to discuss current events, social inequalities and injustices, and the impact they can have on IUB students. Goals are to strengthen your voice, emphasize resiliency, and build a community of empowerment. For questions, contact the CAPS Diversity Outreach Team at howeber@indiana.edu. This discussion is free.
 

Mindfulness Meditation for Stress
November meetings
Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
IU Health Center, 4th floor
Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice “Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more.
 

Shifting Gears: Life after College
November meetings
Free drop-in group
Fridays 2:30-3:30 p.m.
IU Health Center, 4th floor
Are you in your last semester of college or getting ready for a big internship? Now may be the time to prepare for the world beyond student life. Shifting Gears will help maximize your success post-college. Come in, talk about your goals, and make a plan on how to meet them.

For more information, visit our web site or contact:
Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-5711

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Verne O. Kling & Dorothy M. Kling Scholarship


The Verne O. Kling & Dorothy M. Kling Scholarship is for current students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are Indiana residents and who are studying natural science, applied science, or are engaged in scientific research.

Recipients will receive a $1000 award that is to be applied to their cost of attendance for the spring semester.  This scholarship is not renewable.

To be eligible for The Verne O. Kling & Dorothy M. Kling Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a resident of Indiana
  • Be a student who is studying natural science, applied science, or is engaged in scientific research
  • Have full-time undergraduate status in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Have a current minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.500
To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit the following application materials by the deadline:
  • Application form located at https://college.indiana.edu/doc/student-portal/undergrad/scholarships/Kling-Scholarship-Application_2018.pdf
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from College of Arts and Sciences faculty per these guidelines: https://college.indiana.edu/doc/student-portal/undergrad/scholarships/Kling-Scholarship-Recommender-Form_2018.pdf
Materials should be submitted electronically to Kelly M. Compton at kmcompto@indiana.edu.

When you download the forms, please read the scholarship information document before you begin the application process.

IU internal deadline: Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017.

About the donors: The Verne O. Kling & Dorothy M. Kling Scholarship was established through the Will of Verne Otis Kling.

Announced by:

Kelly M. Compton
Director of Scholarships
College of Arts & Sciences
Indiana University
Owen Hall
812-856-4414
812-855-2060 fax
kmcompto@indiana.edu

IU Journal of Undergraduate Research


The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research is an annual, open access journal published through IUScholarWorks.

We invite you to submit research papers to the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR), which is currently accepting submissions for its 2018 issue.  You have the exciting opportunity to publish your work in any area of research as a full-length paper, review article, or research snapshot.  Quality research done for a current/previous class is also acceptable.

IUJUR accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and those who submit by the priority deadline will either be accepted straight away or receive individualized feedback and have the chance to resubmit.  If you are interesting in submitting your work, you can consult our submission steps here:
https://iujur.iu.edu/submit/submission-process/index.html

Priority Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Final Deadline: February 15, 2018

For more information, contact:
IU Journal of Undergraduate Research
https://iujur.iu.edu
iujur@indiana.edu