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Fancy pie chart (thanks, yihui, you are a genius):

New Job

New Job

I have accepted and begun working as the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The Center is a chartered research center whose mission is to…  Well, do whatever I think it will do to produce the best research and educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students.  We train applied scientists.

The Center has about 10 FTE faculty, a lot of which are shared among groups (e.g., half biology/half CES, half business/half CES, etc.) and several quality adjunct instructors.  We have about 250 undergraduates, 40 Masters-level graduate students in the program, and several individuals with Ph.D. students in the Integrative Life Sciences program.

 

Google Drive & Git

Google Drive & Git

I was experiencing a bit of a problem with some conflicting files on google drive and a github repository.  I mirror my google drive as my Documents folder and on occassion, I am logged into more than one machine at a time and if you work on the same files without saving, they result in a conflict.  I notice this when I got the message.

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ERAC Spring 2016 Presentation

ERAC Spring 2016 Presentation

Environmental Research Advisory Committee meeting
Virginia Transportation Research Council

The spring meeting of the VDOT ERAC is this week and Bonnie and I will be going to provide some feedback on what we’ve been doing on the project the last two months (it is pretty early yet, we are just getting going).  Should be fun, lots of cool other projects being presented.  See the slides below the fold.

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Congratulations Chitra!

Congratulations to Chitra Seshadri for defending her Masters Thesis entitled, “Genome wide analysis of epigenetic adaptive variance in Araptus attenuatus, the Sonoran Desert bark beetle.” You are #13 graduate student from the Dyer Laboratory (lucky right?).