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 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.

January 18

Undergraduates Discover Discovery research workshop For undergraduate WMU students, "Summer Experience: Applying to NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates and Other Summer Programs Outside of WMU," Bernhard Center Brown and Gold Room, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free.