Published on February 8, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
aerial view of reid and propst
Most of the events will be in Propst Hall (left) as well as online
Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will present its Spring Seminar Series starting starting in mid-February and continuing through mid-April. Guest experts will present on a variety of topics in person and via Zoom, with R.N., Ph.D. and restaurant entrepreneur Rylie Hightower opening the series Feb. 14. Joseph Mendelson of Zoo Atlanta will present the annual Howell-McLaughlin Lecture March 15 as part of the series.
 
Using the scientific method to build businesses and mobilize the community
Rylie Hightower, Ph.D, R.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 957 4809 6999
Passcode: 6EEsHx
 
“Red Tails” and Painted Buntings: Alabama Audubon’s Black Belt Birding Initiative
Meg Ford, B.M., Alabama Audubon
Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 931 8301 0643
Passcode: 71Wv3b
 
Heath Padgett, B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
March 2, 3:30 p.m.
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 912 6318 0257
Passcode: K3Phwv
 
Howell-McLaughlin Lecture: Snakes, Sand & Robots: Model System of Reciprocal Illumination
Joseph Mendelson, Ph.D., Zoo Atlanta
March 15, 3:30 p.m.
Christenberry Planetarium
ZoomMeeting ID: 921 3445 4285
Passcode: 3aUJQi
 
A Turtle, a Parasitic Plant, a Worm, and Other Creatures: 40 years of Student Research
Dave Johnson, Ph.D., Samford University
March 22, 3:30 PM
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 936 6167 1288
Passcode: xzwFQ6
 
Informatics in Healthcare
Ashley Spann, M.D., Vanderbilt University
March 28, 3:30 p.m.
ZoomMeeting ID: 914 1701 2549
Passcode: T3P393
 
Felicia Hataway, M.D., UAB
April 4, 3:30 p.m.
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 920 2354 6881
Passcode: 5UtgMb
 
Type 1 Diabetes and the Brain
Mary Katherine Ray, Ph.D., Washington University
April 11, 3:30 p.m.
Propst Hall 109
ZoomMeeting ID: 933 1455 2409
Passcode: xmn7qB
 
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