Biology Colloquium

Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.

Colloquium Requirements for Biology Majors

All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. 

Getting Credit for Colloquium Attendance

Students should fill out a colloquium report for each talk they attend and return it to have their attendance recorded. Students cannot claim colloquium attendance for their biology major graduation requirement if they have not submitted the report forms.

If colloquia talks are offered face-to-face, colloquium report forms are available at the front of the room and should be placed in the box marked "Colloquium" located at the front of the room before you leave the lecture hall.  If the colloquium is offered virtually, use the Google attendance form that will be posted here.  It should be submitted at the end of the lecture.

Unsure how many colloquium you have attended?  See Michelle Einck in SHL 231 or email: [email protected].

Spring 2024 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, March 14       Lessons learned as a Professor of Population Biology: from hares to
9:40 a.m.                          wolves”, Dr. William Clark, Professor Emeritus at the Iowa State
Valders, Room 206           University, Ames, Iowa              

Thursday, April 4           “Through the Looking Glass:  Impacts of  Avian Influenza on Iowa
9:40 a.m.                        Wildlife” - Dr. Rachel Ruden, State Wildlife Veterinarian, Iowa
Valders, Room 206         Department of Natural Resources, Ames, Iowa

Thursday, April 18        “Metal Exposure and the Human Microbiome”, Dr. Shoshannah
9:40 a.m.                       Eggers, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College            
Valders, Room 206        of Public   Health, Iowa City, Iowa    

Thursday, May 3              Learning@Luther