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  Events for April 22, 2008

Graduate Seminar with Michael Rakowitz

- Location: Moka Joka Coffeehouse, Harder Hall
(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Michael Rakowitz, Brooklyn-based artist who creates shelters for the homeless, will talk about his work.

Biology Seminar — Cloning Beech Trees

- Location: Science Center, Room 402
(12:20 PM - 1:10 PM)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
12:20 – 1:10 p.m.
Science Center 402
(Refreshments Provided)

CLONE IDENTIFICATION OF THE AMERICAN BEECH TREE USING MOLECULAR GENETICS TECHNIQUES

Marie Tran
Biology Honors Thesis Seminar
The beetle scale attacks the bark of the American Beech tree and creates an opening for a fungus which causes Beech Bark Disease. This disease is fatal to all beech trees except those that are genetically resistant. Marie has used a variety of molecular techniques to identify genetic similarities and differences between beech trees in an attempt to identify and increase the number of trees resistant to this disease.

Co-op Seminar 4

- Location: CDC Training Room
(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Transitioning into the Workplace

Fulbright Program Information Session

- Location: Kanakadea 105
(5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)
The U.S. Fulbright program awards grants for graduate study, research, or English teaching assistantships abroad. Fulbright recipients become leaders in their fields. Last year, 1500 grants were awarded to U.S. students to conduct research in 155 foreign countries. These are competitive, prestigious awards. Since 1997, 11 A.U. students have been given this distinction.

Think about applying for a Fulbright! If you want to know more about the program, come to this information session:

Wednesday, April 23 at 5:15p.m., Kanakadea 105.

Professor Linda Mitchell, Petra Visscher, and Professor Brian Newsome will talk about their experiences as Fulbright scholars. Professor Beth Ann Dobie, Fulbright Program Advisor, will address the application process at AU.

If you are unable to attend this session, please contact Dobie directly for more information about the program.

'Dreams to Reality' Documentary Premier!

- Location: Nevins Theater Powell Campus Center
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
This student-created documentary highlights the experiences of five AU alumni and their financial hopes, dreams, and realities. Ever wonder how you’ll find a job and pay your bills? How much you should get paid once you graduate? Or what the pay gap is all about?

Come find out what our alumni have learned in this informative, thoughtful, and sometimes funny portrait of life after Alfred.