A classically trained musician,Evelyn Gaiser recently translated high-frequency lake data to musical compositions in order to better understand and describe environmental changes.
Rodriguez’s passion for gardening led her to the FIU Garden Club, which is dedicated to teaching students and others about the different methods of growing plants and the basics of gardening. She currently serves as the club’s president.
Butterflies are nature’s little helpers. They pollinate flowers and keep pests in check. But chemicals, climate change, habitat loss and predators threaten their existence. Throughout the year, FIU experts conduct research on butterflies and engage the community on how to play an active role in their conservation. In honor of National Learn About Butterflies Day, they offer FIU News their insight on butterflies and how to build a butterfly garden.
Thomas Kaplan is a congressional correspondent for The New York Times. Before covering Capitol Hill, he was part of The Times’s team that covered the 2016 presidential election. During the campaign, he wrote fact checks of statements made by the candidates, and he also reported extensively from the campaign trail, covering both major-party nominees and their running mates.
Jane Smiley, author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will receive the 2017 Lawrence Sanders Award in Fiction. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 8pm at Biscayne Bay Campus’s Wolfe University Center Ballroom (2nd floor, Room 244). This event is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket. Tickets can be reserved by going to http://2017lawrencesandersaward.eventbrite.com.
FIU biologist and entrepreneur Brian Machovina, will discuss his research on ecology and food security, including the effects of meat consumption by humans on the environment. His work has been featured in various journals, including PNAS, Nature and Science. He has also presented his work at TEDxFIU in 2014.
The Fort Worth Zoo is offering a Conservation Expedition to Anegada, British Virgin Islands to help the critically endangered Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). This trip is geared toward undergraduate students, helping them get real field experience.
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The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), the founding laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), seeks a professional to continue and expand its development program. CBL conducts cutting edge environmental research that leads to new discoveries and informs environmental policy, trains graduate students to be the next generation of environmental leaders, and undertakes outreach to the community.