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Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI
November 2014 Newsletter
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Dr. Ryan McEwan to Speak at IUPUI Jan 26th
Dr. Ryan McEwan, Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Dayton, will be presenting his talk entitled, "Why the odds are ever in Amur Honeysuckle's favor, and what that means for the biology of forests and streams" on Monday, January 26th from 12:00-1:00 in University Library (UL) 1126. This presentation is free and open to the public. Get there early to join us for coffee and cookies!
          Check out the McEwan Lab!
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CEES Welcomes New Interns
CEES Service Learning interns, Keri Ward and Lauren Sercer, joined CEES in early November. They will be assisting with planning and coordinating service learning events, data tracking and analysis, and blogging regularly on their internship experiences.
Learn more about  Keri and Lauren on their CEES blogs!

Connect with Keri on LinkedIn.
Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

 
Algal Toxicology Project
The Algal Toxicology Project, supported by Citizens Water, is reaching the end of its second year of study. The primary goal of the project is to understand the environmental factors that trigger the growth of blue-green algae responsible for the production of odorous compounds in source waters.  Learn more about the project here.
Fall Service Learning: A Recap
This fall semester, we completed 12 service learning projects with 269 students in attendance - the amount of work done by students totaled over 1221 hours!

Service learning sites included Eagle Creek, Marrott Park, Southeastway Park, Holliday Park, Sodalis Nature Park, and Felege Hiywot Center.
National Association of State Boards of Geology
Tour of IUPUI
CEES Research Specialist and GIS Specialist, Jeremy Webber, led members of the National Association of State Boards of Geology around IUPUI's campus for a tour highlighting the White River/Fall Creek Confluence and the Lilly ARBOR project.  Read more about their visit here.
Interns Gain Education Experience
A team of undergraduate interns have been participating in the Discovering the Science of the Environment program. The interns, majoring in a variety of scientific disciplines, are exercising their ability to explain what they are learning in the classroom, and gaining confidence in relaying scientific information to the public.  Additionally, they have an increased opportunity to learn a solid foundation in scientific concepts, which will one day translate to a certified teacher better prepared to teach science.  Learn more about the education interns experience here.
CEES at IUPUI's Campus Sustainability Day
Sustainability Day at IUPUI, part of the Campus Sustainability Day movement, was held October 22 at Campus Center.  Campus Sustainability Day is a nationally-celebrated tradition since October 2003, and it is held annually on the 4th Wednesday of October at colleges and universities across the United States. Read more about CEES' involvement in Sustainability Day.
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