The Oakley lab is looking for some volunteers... it wouldn't be very high level stuff, but it would be a nice introduction to lab work - possibly ideal for freshmen who just want to wet their toes a little without fear of a commitment! It would be a couple hours a week helping with a behavioral experiment to determine mate choice in ostracods. If you are interested in this then contact me (John) and I will pass on the contact information. Also, courtesy of Todd Oakley, comes the following announcement:
This year the WEB (Western Evolutionary Biologists) meeting will be held at UC-Berkeley. The UC organization NERE funds travel expenses to the meeting. Each campus has funds for this, for which Todd Oakley has responsibility at UCSB. UCSB-NERE will fund the travel expenses on a first come-first serve basis. First people to register get priority for free travel. In the past, there has been enough funds to fund everyone interested, but this year is the first year in more distant Berkeley.
If you'd like to give a talk or poster, note the deadline for abstract submission is not too long from now (Oct 16).
The WEB web site and registration is here: