Monday, April 10, 2017

Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale

The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University hosts an intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for U.S. and international participants.

The “Foundations” component runs from June 1st - 9th and consists of an introduction to ethical theory along with a review of bioethical principles, theories, terms, and history, and concludes with a site visit to The Hastings Center in NY.  The remainder of the program covers ethical issues pertaining to a broad range of topics including medicine, law, religion, public health, disability ethics, animal ethics, and the environment. Lectures in the morning are followed by small-group mini-courses in the afternoons.  Participants can choose from over 20 mini-courses.

Participants include graduate students and professionals along with a few select undergraduates. Participants receive mentoring from experts in the field and have ample opportunity to tailor the program to meet their career & research goals.

A small percentage of top participants will be invited to participate in “Fast Track” which provides weekly 1:1 tutoring to help participants complete a paper - to be submitted to a journal by the end of the program.

Applications are processed on a rolling basis.  Just a few slots remain!
* Two Partial Scholarships Remain *

Tuition: $1,800 (undergraduates); $2,200 (graduate students); $3,200 (professionals)
Rates for this 2-month program are comparable to 1-week summer programs at similar institutions.

Course credit may be available, and housing is available within walking distance for an additional cost.

Program dates: June 1 - July 22, 2017
For further information, including a full list of seminars, see: or contact
Lori Bruce, Program Director, at

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Temporary Entomology Research Internship

A temporary research assistant position is available with the Entomology program at Virginia Tech’s tree fruit and wine grape research center in Winchester, VA, beginning mid-May. Our work with the brown marmorated stink bug requires assistance until the end of October, so a graduating senior who can be available through this period is sought.

Those having experience and interest in entomology, ecology, and/or horticulture are preferred.  Duties will involve assisting senior scientist, technician, and PhD students with applied insect ecology and behavior research in laboratory, orchard, and vineyard settings, including implementing experiments, data collection and entry, maintenance of plant material and insect colonies, record keeping and other related tasks. Familiarity with the use of dissecting microscopes is advantageous. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license. By Virginia Tech policy, a background check of successful applicants will be required, following the start of employment.

The wage offered is $11.00/hour for 40 hours/week.

To apply and for further information, please submit a current resume with the name, e-mail, and phone number of 3 references to:

Dr. Chris Bergh
Telephone: (540) 869-2560 ext.32

For information about the Winchester Entomology program, see:

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity employer.