Four candidates for the position of vice president for research

Presentations by these candidates have been scheduled. All presentations are from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 18, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, Dr. Sherine Obare
• Tuesday, Oct. 24, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, Dr. Richard Inouye
• Thursday, Oct. 26, Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center, Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy
• Tuesday, Oct. 31, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, Dr. Kent Keyser

Conference on the Arts in Society call for papers

The 13th International Conference on the Arts in Society to be held June 27-29, 2018 invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia. Submission due date is Nov. 27, 2017.

NSF EAGER grants award of $111,834

Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, associate professor of civil and construction engineering, and Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have received a National Science Foundation EAGER grant expected to total $111,834.

WMU Mallinson Institute receives $622,992 NSF grant

Dr. Charles R. Henderson, director of WMU's Mallinson Institute for Science Education, has received a National Science Foundation grant of $622,992 in support of his project, which evaluates instructional strategies.

November 20

Geosciences Seminar Series "UAV (Drone) Applications in the Environmental Sciences," Dr. Richard Becker, University of Toledo, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

November 27

Geosciences Seminar Series "A New Regional-Scale- and Chrono-Stratigraphic Framework for the Silurian (Wenlockian) Niagara-Lower Salina of the Michigan Basin," Matt Rine, dissertation proposal, Department of Geosciences, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

December 1

Biological Sciences Seminar Series "Fresh Insights from Old Fish: Spotted Gar Reveals the Genomic Basis of Vertebrate Development and Evolution and Connects Human Biology with Biomedical Fish Models," Dr. Ingo Braasch, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.

December 4

Geosciences Seminar Series "A Pliocene marine diatom oxygen isotope record of terrestrial-marine feedbacks and orbitally-paced cryogenic brine formation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys," Justin Dodd, Northern Illinois University, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

December 8

Biological Sciences Seminar Series "Messenger RNA (mRNA): A New Class of Vaccines," Dr. Ayub Khan, Zoetis, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.