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ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology and Care

Group of cats and dogs

Interested in veterinary school? Are you a pre-vet student? Consider ANSC 207: Companion Animal Biology and Care (CRN 29867)! This online course provides an introduction to companion animal biology through consideration of the physical structure, nutrition, behavior, and reproduction of cats and dogs.  It is easy to fit into any schedule as students work asynchronously during the week and schedule one online discussion section on Thursday afternoons.

Lottery For MCB Convocation Tickets

We have a very limited number of extra tickets available for Sunday’s MCB Ceremony. If you are in need of an extra ticket please fill out the information on  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4699867 ASAP and no later than Thursday, May 14 at 5pm. We will do a random lottery to choose students who will receive 1 additional ticket. Students chosen will be notified on Friday, May 15 after 12:00 PM (noon).

hat tossing ceremony at graduation
hat tossing ceremony at graduation

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT- MCB 290

Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Biochemistry laboratory working on various projects is looking for motivated MCB majors who are very interested in doing research and getting credit under MCB 290. Positions are available starting fall 2015.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Highly motivated freshman and sophomores with GPA (~3.6) who is keen to go to medical school, graduate school, pharmacy school or veterinary school are welcome to apply.
  • Sophomores (in fall 2015) are especially encouraged to apply.
    PREFERRED SKILLS:
    Experience with standard molecular biology techniques is desired but not required. High motivation and strong research ethics is required.

    APPLICATION MATERIALS:

    The application materials should be emailed as a single PDF file containing
    (a) Resume, (b) a list containing details of courses and your grades and (c) one paragraph on your reason for applying for this position in my laboratory

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROMOTION:
  • Our lab believes in undergraduate research and we have an extremely successful track record.
  • Undergraduates in our lab do hands on research, present papers and co- author papers.
  • The last five undergraduate students have all co-authored papers.
  • They have obtained American Heart Association Undergraduate Fellowship, MCB undergraduate fellowship, Biochem undergraduate fellowship and Fulbright fellowship.
  • Additionally three of them had their thesis awarded “highest distinction”.
  • We also encourage our undergraduate students to present posters, attend conferences, and writing scientific papers.
  • One of the undergrads in the lab got the “best poster award” and “Fulbright fellowship”
    CONTACT:

    Aditi Das Ph.D.
    aditidaslab@gmail.com
    website: https://sites.google.com/site/aditidaspro/

VMD-PhD Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson’s disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.
Who knows what today’s research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org
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Conference Travel Grant Summer/Early Fall 2015

New conference travel grant competition now open for students accepted for presentation at a conference during the summer or early fall 2015. This is the last conference travel grant competition for academic year 2014/2015. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. Deadline for submittal of applications is May 1, 2015; decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Application available at: http://go.illinois.edu/ugconftravel.Travel-Accessories-2560x1055

MCB Class of 2015 Commemorative Brick Paver

MCB class of 2015,

There is still time to donate to the fund for the MCB class of 2015 commemorative brick paver!  To avoid any confusion, this more or less what you will be donating toward.

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We are accepting cash donations in 127 Burrill Hall (in the advising office) and by credit card through this link https://evening-escarpment-7250.herokuapp.com/.  Any questions can be directed to rwurban2@illinois.edu.

 

Super Welcome Day Leader Team!

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Interested in welcoming new Illini to campus in the fall? Looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? New Student Programs is currently seeking students to be Welcome Day Leaders! Welcome Day Leaders play an integral part in Welcome Days (August 20-23), helping introduce new students to the culture, history, opportunities, and resources that the University of Illinois has to offer. Being a Welcome Day Leader is a volunteer position, but offers fun and exciting benefits and most of all, gives students the opportunity to share their experiences with new Illini. Please see the attached flyer for more information about this wonderful opportunity! For more information:http://odos.illinois.edu/newst…/Leadership/Opportunites.html

WDL Application link: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/7377511

Last Conference Travel Grant Competition This Year

New conference travel grant competition now open for students accepted for presentation at a conference during the summer or early fall 2015. This is the last conference travel grant competition for academic year 2014/2015. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. Deadline for submittal of applications is May 1, 2015; decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Application available at: http://go.illinois.edu/ugconftravel.

Provide Your Thoughts on How LAS Can and Should Help Students with Professional Development

Dear LAS Student,

We invite you to contribute your thoughts on Professional Development within the College of LAS. We are currently in the process of building a new program that will better prepare LAS students to transition to life after graduation – but we need your feedback!  The survey should require no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

MEDLIFE UIUC Summer Break Trip to Ecuador

Interested in travelling to Ecuador this summer to help deliver medical care to low income families in need? MEDLIFE is currently seeking out new members to participate in a week-long summer trip to Riobamba, Ecuador, from May 23rd- 31st. For more information, please emailexec.medlife.uiuc@gmail.com, and check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/medlifeuiuc. Also, be sure to join us for our last general meetings of the semester: On April 14th at 5:30 pm in 1066 Lincoln Hall we will be having Dr. Grim-Feinberg speak to us. She is leading her own education development program in Ecuador, and will share her experiences working with low income families in Peru and Ecuador. On April 28th, we will be hosting a free BBQ on the quad! Can’t wait to see you there!