Discussion Groups & Journal Clubs
- Biology Lecturers' Journal Club
1:00-2:30 p.m. on Mondays (meets monthly with exact timing coordinated by email)
The Biology Lecturers' Journal Club is a place for lecturer faculty within Biology to discuss issues of importance to NTT teaching faculty and relevant readings in the literature (selected by the organizers). We aim to increase awareness of pedagogy research, best practices in teaching, and to form a community of practice within the department.
Karen and Mike commonly lead an informal 30-minute period where the lecturers socialize followed by a more structured 30- to 60-minute period where we discuss the pre-meeting reading(s). The organizers are generally there to maintain a balance of communication and to keep the meeting moving, while the participants often lead discussion. We maintain the additional 30 minutes for additional conversation, although this time is often more unstructured.
Email either (or both) course organizers if you are interested in the journal club. We have maintained this as a space for lecturers to build a community, but we may open our meetings to non-lecturer faculty, postdocs, and graduate students if there is interest.
- Community Ecology Journal Club
The Community Ecology Journal Club provides a forum for all (student, technician, postdoc, faculty, etc.) interested in ecology to discuss journal papers and books of interest to the group. Typically, students needing credit can register for a Z620 (1 cr).
Organizer (Fall 2022): Spencer Hall (email@example.com)
11:30 a.m. on Thursdays
Lieber Rm. (Biology Bldg. 123)
Write the organizer to get on the listserv and access the Canvas site.
Organizers: Morgan Familo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lauren Albert (email@example.com), Spring 2023
Faculty sponsor: Rich Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12:00 noon on Mondays
Lieber Rm. (Biology Bldg. 123) and on Zoom
The Ecolunch forum is an Ecology lunchtime discussion group. It brings together people on the IU Bloomington campus who study ecology at a variety of levels of biological organization—from genetics to populations and community ecology to ecosystems.
We typically have one or two people present some of their current research, with the aim of sharing ideas and results, getting feedback from the diverse group, and thinking about ecology and our research in new and broader ways.
We encourage interaction among researchers of all ecological disciplines. Recent presentations have focused on molecular, population, disease, ecotoxicology, and community ecology. We invite researchers with diverse interests to expand the breadth of our discussions.
Check the IU Biology events calendar for Ecolunch dates and topics.
Because Ecolunch is about circulating scientific ideas and professionalism, we offer guidance on how to give a presentation. See “How to give a seminar (or lecture)” by Curt Lively and Lynda Delph.
- EEB Brown Bag Seminar (BIOL-L 570)
BIOL-L 570 Seminar in Ecology and Environmental Biology class meets for presentations and discussions of current research in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, a.k.a. EEB Brown Bag seminar series. This venue is open to graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to present their work in EEB. This highly interactive and well-attended series is open to the research community and encourages broad discussion between the audience and the speaker.
The EEB Brown Bag seminar series meets during the fall and spring semesters.
- Joint Drosophila Group Meeting (JDGM)
Organizer: Lesley Weaver (email@example.com)
1:30-2:30 p.m. on Fridays (spring and fall semesters)
Biology Bldg. 248 (There may be Zoom options for some meetings. Check the IU Biology events calendar, in TWiB, and in the weekly email distribution list mailings for Zoom registration links.)
- Microphiles – Microbiology Research Discussions
Organizer: Dan Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12:40 p.m. on Fridays
Simon Hall 001
- SMURLAS – Physiology and Behavior Journal Club
Alternating organizers: Troy Smith (email@example.com), Greg Demas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kim Rosvall (email@example.com), and Laura Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact one of the alternating organizers to see whether SMURLAS meets this semester.