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Seminar in Interdisciplinary Biology and Biological Science (SiBBs) Spring 2013

PiBBs Suite- Castetter 1424, Wed 3-5:30

This course deliberately exposes students to multiple possible role models. It is centered around seminar presentations and in-depth discussions with invited speakers, some from UNM, SFI, and LANL, but most from other institutions. Students are expected to take a leadership role in nominating, hosting, and interacting with visiting scientists.

This course addresses the cognitive and social aspects of learning where students expand their intellectual horizons by interacting intensively with visiting and resident faculty and their fellow students. Because content varies each semester, it can be repeated for credit. (Spring, 3 credits)


Students will each host a guest speaker. Host Tools Packet (.doc or .pdf)

Students will also discuss the articles of each guest speaker on the PiBBs Blog.

Would you like to host one of our guests? Please call the PiBBs Office (505) 277-3021

Do you have a suggestion for a guest lecturer? Please call the PiBBs Office (505) 277-3021

Schedule of Guest Lecturers for Spring 2012

Date Name of Speaker Publications Host
Jan. 16
General Course Orientation
Jan. 23
Jan. 30
Dr. Diana Northup - The University of New Mexico
Link 1 Link 2
Ara Kooser
Feb. 6
Short Presentations
Feb. 13
Dr. Kate Lyons- The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Melisa Pardi, Jessica Weber and Natalie Wright
Feb. 20
Dr. Richard Prum- Yale University
PDF 1   PDF 2
Natalie Wright
Feb. 27
Dr. Joy Ward- Kansas University
Bryan McLean
March 8
Dr. James Estes- UC Santa Cruz
Melissa Pardi
March 13
Spring Break
March 20
Dr. Daniel Costa - UC Santa Cruz
John Grady and Jenny Alsup
March 27
Dr. Matthew Reed - The University of Michigan
Jacob Ortiz and Matt Crawford
April 3
April 10
Dr. Janet Foley - UC Davis
Marie Westover and Catalina Tome
April 17
Dr. John McCormack - Occidental College
Jessica Weber
April 24
Dr. Jim Roney - UC Santa Barbara
Louis Alvarado
May 1
Dr. Cris Moore - Santa Fe Institute
Tatiana Flanagan and Munik Shrestha