Dr. Cynthia Anderson, associate director of the Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR) at Black Hills State University, will present at this week’s Science Seminar Series on Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 305.

Throughout the fall 2007 semester, the BHSU Science Seminar Series, which is open to the public at no cost, features lectures/presentations given by guest researchers or BHSU resident researchers/professors. The series is sponsored by the Science Department and the South Dakota – IdeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SD-INBRE).     

The objective of the lecture series is to introduce BHSU undergraduate and graduate students to cutting edge scientific research. The majority of the lectures are biologically or biomedically oriented; however, the series also integrates a diverse array of scientific pursuits, such as, chemistry, geology, and psychology.

All lectures are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday in Jonas Hall. Dates and times for the upcoming speakers are as follows:

Oct. 19

Dr. David C. Nickle, University of Washington

Nov. 2

Dr. Craig Benkman, University of Wyoming -  “Coevolution and specialization in the adaptive radiation of crossbills.”

Nov. 9

2nd Annual IGS Graduate Student Symposium

Nov. 16


Dec. 7

Dr. Allan Ashworth, North Dakota State University -   “The extinction of the Antarctic tundra biome”

For information on the series contact Garth Spellman, research faculty for CCBR and Westcore in residence at BHSU, at GarthSpellman@BHSU.edu or call 642-6854.