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Sept. 17, 2018
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Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative opens Sept. 18 with guest lecture from Geoffrey West

Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative opens Sept. 18 with guest lecture from Geoffrey West
On Sept. 18 the new space in Engineering Center A (ECA) of the Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative will open, which includes the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, and the Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation. President Crow will offer opening remarks at 10:30 am, followed by other comments and an open house until 12:00pm.
The day will culminate with a public lecture by Geoffrey West (past president of SFI) on “Scale: Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economics, and Companies” at 6 pm in the Marston Theater.
Additional details regarding the launch can be found at

Sept. 18: How to get into law school
The Pre-Law Office will host a Law School Admissions Panel with representatives from five major law schools. Students will gain insight into the application and admissions process from those who review actual applications. The panelists may discuss personal statements, letters of recommendation, re-taking the LSAT, when to apply and more.

This is recommended for currently applying students or students planning to apply in the next year. Registration is not required.
What: Law School Admissions Panel
Who: Admissions Representatives from Berkeley Law, Texas Law, USC Gould School of Law, NYU Law, and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Where: Memorial Union, Second Floor, Turquoise Room 220
When: Sept. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Questions? Contact Mary Nadarski

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial fellowships and awards
Are you interested in dentistry? Check out new information and opportunities from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR):
  • Dental Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Extramural Research Training and Career Development Programs
  • Intramural Research Training and Career Development Programs
  • NIDCR Career Development Awards
  • Pathway to Independence Awards
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Fellowships
Informational brochures are available in the display outside of the advising front office. Explore these for possible research and internship opportunities to strengthen your resume, even if you are not interested in dentistry. 
Chiropractic and veterinary program information

Chiropractic Medicine
Dr. Partna, from University of Western States, will speak with students interested in learning more about a career in chiropractic medicine. Learn what chiropractors do, how to get into a chiropractic program, and discover more information about this career path.  

Group presentation: Sept. 19, 9 - 10 a.m., LSC 202 | Flier
Veterinary Medicine
Would you like to learn about the Washington Idaho Montana Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine? Learn what this program entails and how to apply. Even if you are not interested in this specific program, this is a great resource to prepare for veterinary school applications.

When: Oct. 2, noon - 1 p.m., Group presentation | LSE 244 | Flier

One-on-one sessions: Oct. 2, 15-minute sessions, 9 - 11:30 a.m. | LSE 244 | Sign up

Note: This sign-up document is public and other students will see your personal information. If you don't want to use this document, please reach out to Stephanie Bontrager to sign-up.
Group presentation: Oct. 2, noon - 1 p.m., LSE 244 | Flier

Celebrate Arizona Bioscience Week with AZBio

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region, Arizona is home to one of the fastest growing life science sectors in the country. "Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap" is a long-term strategic plan aimed at helping Arizona become globally competitive and positioned as a national leader in select areas of the biosciences by 2025.

Join AZBio for Arizona Bioscience Week, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6. Learn how life science innovators are making life better today and for generations to come. If you haven't claimed your free membership with AZBio yet, do so now to attend as an AZBio member:

  • Oct. 1, Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond
  • Oct. 3, AZBio Awards Ceremony
  • Oct. 3, Support ASU students presenting their research the Student Discovery Zone
  • Oct 3., Mini-Medical School and the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture
  • Oct. 3-4, Public Health Law Conference
  • Oct. 4-6, Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference

Registration opens for "Science of Beer"
Learn about the science behind beer, as well as career opportunities focused on the life sciences in the beer industry. Grand Canyon Brewery and O.H.S.O. Brewery will be our guest experts and provide the beer used in a beer tasting. 

Who: School of Life Sciences students
When: Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m.
RSVP: Required
Where: Memorial Union, Room 220,Turquoise Ballroom.
Contact: Serena Christianson for more information.

Note: You must be 21 to consume the beer sampling, but any SOLS student is encouraged to attend.

FAQs about Canvas transition

After a thorough review of learning management systems that included course pilots and feedback from the ASU community, ASU has decided to migrate from Blackboard to Canvas. The course migration is an effort to promote an even more innovative student and faculty experience. ASU’s transition to Canvas will give faculty significant opportunities to reimagine their courses and leverage a range of new teaching and learning services for students.

Blackboard will be available until June 30, 2019. During the transition period, both systems will be accessible. Follow this link to view Q&A and resources addressing the most common questions and concerns for both on-ground and ASU Online students.

Fall 2018 featured classes
Find unique and interesting classes that can be used for your major, science and society, or general study requirements. 
Updated Aug. 20, 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
Research, leadership and academics
September 2018
  • New Sept. 17: Spring 2019 schedule of classes available
  • New Sept. 24: Spring 2019 registration begins for ASU Online students
  • Sept. 25: Applications due for Winter Break Study Abroad opportunities

October 2018
  • Oct. 1: Deadline to apply for graduation (through your My ASU page)
  • Oct. 6-9: Fall break - classes excused
  • Oct. 10: Fall 2018 Session B classes begin
  • Oct. 12: Applications due for Pre-health internship program
  • New Oct. 15: Spring 2019 registration begins for on-ground students
  • Oct. 30: Course withdrawal deadline - Session B
  • Oct. 31: Course withdrawal deadline - Session C

November 2018
Fall 2018 (no specific date provided)
Scholarships, awards and grants
September 2018

December 2018
Career advice, internships and jobs 

Calming interview nerves
Have you ever been nervous about what a potential employer might ask you in an interview? Ease your worries by watching this short video and review some basic interview questions. Watch.

Connect with Career and Professional Development Services

Every Friday
Reserve time to talk with a BASIS.ed recruiter and learn about a career in science education.

Credit for internship and research
Did you know you can receive credit for your internship? Review our internship page for more information. 

Interested in learning about research opportunities? Contact the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office for more information.
Study abroad resources

Student stories:
Meet Kevin, a pre-med student

Study abroad is possible for all majors at ASU. Meet Kevin, a pre-med student who didn't think study abroad was possible until his ASU academic advisor told him otherwise. He recently graduated and started medical school this fall.
Watch his short story to hear where he went for Study Abroad, how he funded it, what he learned and why you should consider study abroad, too.

Step 1: Attend Study Abroad 101 

Step 2: Meet with a Peer Advisor

Step 3: Make an Appointment with an International Coordinator

Deadlines approaching for study abroad programs
Interested in studying abroad this winter break, spring break, or after the spring semester through Global Intensive Experience? Click the links to the right to browse fliers for upcoming study abroad experiences.

Sept. 25 for winter break
Nov. 15 for spring break and post-spring

General advising information and regular academic advising hours can be found on the SOLS website.

Fall: Same-day, walk-in express advising appointments

Oct. 10 - 19
8:30 - 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. each weekday.  

Time slots fill quickly, so arrive early to sign-in. Appointments are booked in 20-minute increments for on-ground students and 30-minute increments for phone appointments - specifically for the online program.

Read more on our advising team and how we can help you. Note: A new, missed appointment policy began Aug. 1. Read the policy.
Study Abroad walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 16, 30
  • Nov. 13, 27

Career and Professional Development Services walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Oct. 2, 4
  • Nov. 6, 8
  • Dec. 4, 6

Office of Clinical Partnerships walk-in advising
1 - 3 p.m., LSA 189
  • Oct. 29
Fall 2018/Spring 2019 freshmen and Spring 2019 transfer students
To schedule an advising appointment, please schedule it with the First Year Center, not with the School of Life Sciences advising team. Call 480-965-3391 and press #1 to book your appointment with one of our freshman advisors. More information can be found on your My ASU under "Academic Advising."
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