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January

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Coastal Carnivores - Dr. Mike Heithaus

February

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Venue:Marine Science Building, BBC

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Biology Research Symposium to be held on February 2, 2013 at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

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Venue:WUC Theatre (BBC)

Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Urban Environments: A Bird's-eye View - Dr. John Withey

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Macroalgae: Hidden Colors of the Sea - Dr. Ligia Collado-Vides

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Venue:Palm Room, Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

We are pleased to announce the first ever Biscayne National Park Science Symposium. • What: 2-day symposium on science in Biscayne National Park (you know - the OTHER national park just south of Miami) • Target Audience: People involved with or interested in scientific work conducted in the park, to include National Park Service staff, students, interns, agency staff, current/recent research permittees, and other partners and cooperators.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler's Visitor Center Auditorium (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157)

"The End of the Line" - screening and discussion - Dr. Kevin Boswell

March

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Venue:WC-130 (MMC)

"Sun Come Up" follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the worlds first environmental refugees.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Dangerous dry down refuges for marsh fishes: a feast for snook - Dr. Jennifer Rehage

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Venue:Rafael Diaz Ballart Hall in the College of Law, MMC

The communications team in the College of Arts & Sciences has been working closely with GLOWS in developing and promoting World Water Day 2013. The event is being held on Thursday, April 22 at 3pm in the Rafael Diaz Ballart Hall in the College of Law. This year's topic is "Women and Water: The Role of Gender Equality in Defining Sustainability of Water Resources Management." As you can see, we have a great panel — including community leaders and faculty from Arts & Sciences, Law, Public Health

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Venue:AHC3-205 MMC with Polycom to MSB-105 BBC

Dr. Virginia Weis will give us a seminar on Monday, March 25th. It will be held in AHC3 205 (MMC) and MSB 105 (BBC) at 12:30 p.m. Her seminar title is "The regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses: in sickness and in health".

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Venue:MSB 105 BBC, with Polycome to AHC1-216 MMC

Dr. Steve Freedberg will give us a special seminar on Monday, Mar 25th, 2:00 -3:00 pm. His seminar title is: "Two girls for every boy: How environmental sex determination can impact the fate of turtle populations".

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler's Visitor Center Auditorium (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157)

Blue Carbon and Seagrass Ecosystems - Dr. Jim Fourqurean

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Venue:Graham Center West Ballroom--MMC

SEAS is hosting “Our Common Future” Lecture series on Thursday, March 28th at 7:30pm in the Graham Center West Ballroom. Featuring Dr. Robert W. Corell "The Arctic in Global Perspectives, Why are changes in the Arctic important for South Florida and the rest of the world?"

April

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Venue:PG5-134 MMC with Polycome to MSB-105 BBC

Dr. Matthew Grober is an integrative biologist at Georgia State University. His lab studies sexual plasticity and sex change in the blue-banded goby (and other model organisms where appropriate). His talk's title is "The Evolution and Development of Vertebrate Sexual Plasticity", which considers fundamental questions about why we commonly see sex change in marine fishes, but it is exceedingly rare in freshwater fishes or any other vertebrates.

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Venue:WUC Theatre (BBC)

An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, "Crude" is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop fo the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly disappearing indigenous cultures.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Found: the Sea Turtle Lost Years - Dr. Kate Mansfield

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Participatory Ecoart: The Reclamation Project - Xavier Cortada

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Venue:GC 150 (MMC) with Polycom to MSB 105 (BBC)

Interview seminar by Dr. Tracy Sutton: "Anglerfishes to angelfishes: studies of pelagic fish assemblages of the Atlantic".

May

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

WaterSCAPES: Exploring Coastal Wetlands from Space - Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler's Visitor Center Auditorium (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157)

"Coastal Carnivores" - Screening and Discussion - Dr. Mike Heithaus

June

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Venue:Sea Isle Marina located at 1635 North Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL, 33131

The Florida International University Scholarship Fishing Tournament is a one day, offshore tournament featuring fishing for Dolphin. The University’s Alumni Association organizes this event and the NET proceeds go towards a scholarship program for students of the University.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Cuba: The Accidental Eden - Fernando Bretos

July

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Living with Coastal Hazards - Dr. Stephen Leatherman

August

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Venue:Online

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program invites you to participate in our virtual engagement process. This month, we will be hosting five virtual engagement sessions where we will provide a short overview of the program, answer your questions, and gather your input on research and observing needs in the Gulf of Mexico.

September

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Venue:GL 220 at MMC

Professional development workshop on “How to Submit Abstracts and Prepare an Oral Presentation”, next Thursday, September 19th from 3:30PM – 5:30PM in GL 220.

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Venue:MSB 105 with polycom to AHC1-216

Our Marine Seminar Series will commence on Friday, September 20th from 1-2pm. The talks will be given in MSB 105 and broadcasted to room AHC-I-216 on MMC. This seminar series will run every 2-3 weeks depending on the speaker's flexibility.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

A Brief History of Diving in the Keys - Thomas Lockyear

October

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Venue:MSB 105 polycom to HLS-216

Please join us this Wednesday, October 2nd at 2pm for our very own Jose (Chema) Eirin Lopez presenting his work on "Epigenetic insights into the adaptive response of bivalve molluscs to marine biotoxins." Chema is our newest edition to the Biology Department and Marine Science Program. Come introduce yourself and and learn about his latest research!

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC) with Polycom to MSB 105 (BBC)

Dr. Thomas Frankovich, Research Faculty (SERC), will present “Reduced light availability complicates submerged aquatic vegetation restoration in estuaries thought to be controlled by variable salinity”.

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Venue:TBA

The interdisciplinary workshop will be led by Dr.Robert Corell an American global climate scientist who was recognized along with his colleagues for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)assessments.

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Venue:MSB 150

On Thursday, October 24th at 12:30PM, FIU is hosting Dr. Susan Markley, Water Resources Coordination and Education Chief for Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), to give a talk for our undergraduate marine biology students about her career in the marine sciences. Her talk, titled "Careers in the marine sciences: The politics of environmental resource management" will be held at 12:30PM in the Marine Science Building, Room 150. Immediately following the semin

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Deep Sea Mysteries: Monster Larva - Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom

November

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Venue:WUC Ballrooms - BBC

A panel discussion on careers in the sciences.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC) with polycom to HLS-216 (MMC)

Please join us next Wednesday, November 6th at 1pm for the Marine Science Symposium. Nicole Fogarty is an Assistant Professor from the Oceanographic Center at Nova Southeastern University and will be presenting her work on "Hybridization: the key to threatened coral species survival or the harbinger of extinction?"

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Cultural Perspectives: Film and the Ocean - Dr. Michael Gillespie

December

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Venue:MSB 105 polycom to HLS-216

Please join us next Wednesday, December 4th at 1pm for the Marine Science Seminar. Marta Elia will be presenting her work on the "Application of multifrequency approach to classify pelagic biomass."

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC) with Polycom to MSB 105 (BBC)

Dr. John Kominoski, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, will present “The functional implications of accelerated terrestrial carbon loss in freshwater ecosystems”.