Nilda Rodrigue: "Host factors affecting the outcome of Leishmania infantum infection."
Nicolas Gidmark: "Functional Morphology, Muscle Physiology, and Evolution in Minnows."
Amy Toth: "Interacting Stressors in Honey Bee Health: Landscape, diet, and disease."
Lauren Butaric: "In Your Face: Internal Craniofacial Variation among Modern Humans."
Nathan Bird: "Deconstructing the Cypriniform Weberian Apparatus: An update on current projects."
Prairie heritage reception and showing of the award-winning documentary film telling the story of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. A discussion of future prospects for the tallgrass prairie will follow.
A prairie walk at UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center's "Hayfield Prairie" will commemorate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week. The walk will be led by Daryl Smith and Bruce Stiles. Meet at the west end of 31st Street Exit west off Hudson Road and park after you pass the "Road Closed" sign.
The Cedar Hills Sand Prairie walk is being hosted by the Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, Iowa Prairie Network Region 3 and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Participants can meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot and car pool/caravan to the prairie. For those driving to the prairie, it is located at the intersection of Butler and Mark roads. Park on the east side of Butler road south of the intersection near the west entrance.
A Prairie Walk is being hosted by the Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, Iowa Prairie Network Region 3 and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center. The walk will be led by Bruce Stiles with assistance from Daryl Smith. Participants can meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Thunder Ridge Mall and car pool/caravan to the cemetery. For those who wish to join the group at the site at 10 a.m., the cemetery is located north of Dunkerton Road at the corner of N. Elk Run Road and E. Mt. Vernon Road next to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Thesis defense by Sean Robbins, "Anti-Proliferative Effect of Hibernating American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, Blood Plasma on THP-1 Cells."