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LATE-BREAKING NEWS (NOT INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER)
THE 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF WESTERN FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS
Billings, Montana, 10–14 June 2015. The conference will include numerous field trips and workshops, including ones on the identification of sparrows, the natural history of owls, bird sound identification, and more. A general science session will he held on the afternoons of the 12th and 13th, for which abstracts will be solicited in January. Dr. Stephen Dinsmore, Iowa State University, will be this year’s keynote speaker. He will share results of 20 years of research in his talk: “Plovers, prairie dogs, and plague: The Mountain Plover in Montana.”
Registration for the conference will open in February 2015. Please visit the WFO site (http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/) for details on registration and submission of abstracts.
MS IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE PROGRAM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusetts
Informational Webinar – Monday, December 15, 2014
Open House – Friday, January 9, 2015
Now in its fourth year, MCM has established itself as a unique interdisciplinary one-year master’s program. It provides specific training, knowledge and skills for graduate students interested in pursuing a career that focuses on health relationships occurring at the interface of humans, animals and the environment. Application deadline for fall 2015 enrollment: April 1, 2015.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP attendance for the Open Hours and to schedule a faculty meeting time (spaces limited) or to RSVP for the Informational Webinar.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers two other master’s degree programs which address emerging One Health challenges. The MS in Animals and Public Policy focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action. A new MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health is intended to train students in understanding the emergence, establishment and spread of infectious agents across the globe.
Open Houses for all master’s degree programs at Cummings School:
Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Friday, January 9, 2015
Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS-IDGH) Friday, January 9, 2015
Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Monday, January 12, 2015
Index to the December 2014 issue:
Welcome to the New AOU and COS Book Review Editor, Jay Mager
Call for Nominations for AOU Scientific Awards
William Brewster Memorial Award
Elliott Coues Award
Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award
Call for Nominations for AOU Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award
Report of Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union’s, Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologists du Canada
Highlights of the 132nd Stated Meeting of the AOU
Report of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society
Young Professional Award
COS Student Research Awards
Honorary Member Recognition
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
BOB SARGENT, deceased
REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
National Eagle Roost Registry Launched – Call for Roost Information
Requests for Assistance – Long-term Study of Common Guillemots
Help Transcribe William Brewster’s Diaries and Journals
GRANTS, AWARDS, & PRIZES
Student Membership Awards for the American Ornithologists’ Union in 20152015 AOU Research Awards
North Star Science and Technology Transmitter Grant Program
TIOF Endowment Fund Proposal
The 23rd Annual Mewaldt-King Student Research Award
Birds of New Guinea, 2nd Ed., Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler
Birds of Western Africa, Nik Borrow & Ron Demey
Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America, by Guy Baldassarre
NEWS OF MEMBERS
ÇAGAN SEKERCIOGLU receives Turkey’s highest science prize
Deceased members: Richard Beidleman, Noel J. Cutright, Donald Elkins, William E. Glanz, Ivan Goodbody, Stewart Holohan, Derek Lees-Smith, G.v.t. Matthews, Scott Melvin, William F. Rapp, Jr., R. J. Robel, Otis Wade
NEW MEETING NOTICES
2015 Joint Meeting of the Sco-soc, AFO, and WOS at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 16-19 July 2015.
The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society and the American Ornithologists’ Union will be held 28 Jul to 1 Aug 2015 at The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
The 2015 Raptor Research Foundation Conference will be held 4-8 Nov 2015 in Sacramento, California
2015 renewals are open at https://www.osnabirds.org/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fRenew.aspx! For questions or comments about your OSNA society membership, please contact email@example.com.