Thursday, December 14, 2017

Retroblogging 1993 SSE/SSN/SSB Meeting in Snowbird, Utah #evolution #ecology #systematics

So I am continuing on with Retroblogging past seminars and meetings and other events.  Today I am posting about the 1993 Joint meeting of SSE/SSB/ASN (Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, American Society of Naturalists)

I drove to this meeting from Stanford with David Pollock and we went camping along the way at a relatively new National Park - Great Basin.  I brought my bike and overall had a nice time.

And then we arrived in Snowbird and, amazingly, at the reception I discovered that a friend of mine from high school Jeff Wager was working at the Snowbird resort.  Anyway - enough about me - here are my notes from the meeting.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Storify to shut down May 16, 2018 - no new accounts as of today

Well, crap
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Retroblogging 1990s talk by James Childress on deep-sea & hydrothermal vent symbioses

Not 100% sure when this talk was but ... here are my notes from a talk at Stanford by Jim Childress on hydrothermal vent symbioses.

Blast from past - Colleen Cavanaugh gets tenure in 1996 at @Harvard

Can't remember who sent this to me but thought I would share.  It is an article about Colleen Cavanaugh, my undergraduate advisor, getting tenure at Harvard in 1996.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Retroblogging seminars: Harry Noller 1993 Ribosomal RNA & Translation

I am going back to posting notes from talks I went to a long time ago ... I have scanned in notes form talks and am posting some of these.  It is something I call "retroblogging".

Here are notes from a talk I saw while at Stanford in Graduate School. The talk was by Harry Noller.