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Seminar in Interdisciplinary Biology and Biological Sciences (SiBBs) Spring 2011


PiBBs Suite- Castetter 1420, 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)

Hosting Speakers Students will each host a guest speaker: Host Tools Packet (.docx or .pdf)

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 2011

Date Name of Speaker Host
Jan. 19
General Course Orientation
Jan. 26
Dr. Elaine Bearer - The University of New Mexico - Seminar Paper (pdf)
Kathrin Spendier
Feb. 2
Class Cancelled
Feb. 9
Dr. Larisa DeSantis - Vanderbilt University - Seminar Abstract Paper (pdf)
Melissa Pardi
Feb. 16
Dr. Sara Brant - The University of New Mexico - Seminar Abstract Paper (pdf)
Christian Gunning
Feb. 23
Dr. Geoffrey West - Santa Fe Institute
Wenyun Zuo
March 2
John Linebarger & Bob Glass - Sandia Laboratory - Seminar Abstract Papers (4 in pdf)
Tatiana Paz
March 9
March 16
Spring Break
March 23
Dr. Richard McElreath - UC Davis - Seminar Abstract Papers (2 in pdf)
Jennifer Cabotage
March 30
Dr. Noa Pinter-Wollman - Stanford University - Seminar Abstract Papers (2 in pdf)
Drew Levin
April 6
Dr. Leslie Knapp - University of Cambridge- Seminar Abstract Papers (2 in pdf)
Sarah Joyce
April 13
Dr. Paul Ehrlich - Stanford University
Robbie Burger
April 20
Dr. Robert Hebner - The University of Texas at Austin
Kathrin Spendier
April 27
Dr. Gene Hunt - Smithsonian Institution
Fred Whiteman
May 4
Dr. Tanya Smith - Harvard University
Catherine Mitchell