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.
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.
Office-iMac:gstudio rodney$git pull
fatal:Reference has invalid format:'refs/heads/master[Conflict 1]'
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.
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?).
As part of a collaboration with VDOT, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Bonnie Roderique has just joined the Dyer laboratory to work on a project around the endangered James River Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina). Not a plant, but at least not a vertebrate!