Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life without American cars?

This link is to CJ's Pitch column on the potential of life without American car companies. Enjoy. - JJ

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Presentations on teaching and research at Notre Dame, November 20, 2008

Here is a link to the PowerPoint shows and audio files of the two presentations made at Notre Dame on November 20, 2008. The two presentations are:

(1) Evolution of Parasite Life Cycles: Marshes, Metaphors, and Models (mainly about the trematode life cycle work of Matt Bolek and Scott Snyder, although also considering the early Fundulus zebrinus research and some recent modeling of complex life cycles.

(2) What We Teach, What They Learn, and Why Anyone Should Care (mainly about the teaching of freshman biology).


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Commentary on "Fringe" (Fox) episode involving parasites.

This link is to a story by Kate Schweitzer, from Popular Mechanics, about the science behind a "Fringe" episode.