News Briefs – 4/23

Florida Habitat

On May 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 166 of the Cox Science Center, Steve Woodmansee, biologist and president of the Florida Native Plant Society, will discuss one of Florida’s most sensitive ecosystems, the pine rockland. For more information, visit

Biology Seminar

Michigan State Assistant Professor C. Titus Brown will present a lecture called “Genomics Without a Reference – Dealing with Sequence Data from Ecologically and Evolutionary Interesting Organisms”  on Monday, in Room 166 of the Cox Science Center, at 12:20 p.m. For more information, email Bill Browne at

Finals Fiesta

Hurricane Productions in partnership with Canes Night Live, Multicultrual Student Affairs, Alliance of Latin American Students and the Filipino Students Association will host Finals Fiesta on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stanford Circle and the Rock. For more information, visit

Alumni Reception

The Alumni Association will honor upcoming graduates and present them with lifetime memberships on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. To reserve your seat, call 305-284-2872 or email

Alexander Gonzalez may be contacted at