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]

Zoom links will be posted here and emailed to Biology Majors no later than the day before the presentation.


Fall 2022 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, October 6, 9:40 a.m. - Valders, Room 206
“Brain Death:  It is all-or-nothing?”
Walter Robinson, M.D., MPH,
Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice, Education Development Center, Inc.,
Newton, Mass.    

Saturday, October 8, 11:30 a.m - Hoslett Lecture - Valders, Room 206         
“Genes, Genomes and Mice: A Lifetime Journey”,
Mark A. Magnuson ’75, Professor of Physiology and
Bio physics, Cell and Development Biology, and Medicine
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Thursday, October 20, 9:40 a.m.  - Valders, Room 206          
“TBD”,
David J. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurologic
Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Thursday, November 10, 9:40 a.m. - Valders, Room 206      
“Can pollinators be conserved while surrounded by corn and
beans: lessons from the STRIPS project”,

Matt O’Neal, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Entomology at    
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Thursday, December 1st, 9:40 a.m. - ZOOM
Complete this form for your attendance. 
"Applied Ecology:  Connecting Culture and Conservation in the Interior Pacific Northwest"
Bryan Endress, Assistant Director, Eastern Oregon
Agricultural Research Center – Union Experiment Station;
Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR