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Randall Seminar Series

Dr. Jan Randall
Dr. Jan Randall

Since 2004 the Randall Seminar Series has featured one or two seminars per year by accomplished women in a variety of scientific fields. These seminars are accompanied by scheduled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to visit more informally with the speakers and talk about career and personal issues facing women in the sciences today.

This interdisciplinary seminar project is funded by Dr. Jan Randall, a member of the science faculty at San Francisco State University and an alumna of the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences. One of the most important themes in Dr. Randall’s career has been her concern for the professional development of women, and particularly women in scientific fields. In 2003, she and her husband, Bruce McEvoy, presented the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Idaho with an endowment to be used over the subsequent five years toward academic enrichment for women in science at UI. This five year gift was renewed in 2008 and again in 2013.

Upcoming co-sponsored seminar

Seminar cosponsored by Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies and Randall Seminar Series

April 20, 2017: Emily Latch, University of Wisconsin, 12:30 p.m.; Renfrew 125: "The ways in which ecological processes (both natural and anthropogenic) shape the evolutionary trajectory of a species"

Upcoming Randall Seminar

Dr. Billie Swalla, University of Washington
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Please mark your calendars for an exciting seminar from Dr. Swalla.

RWiS: Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Alliance (IDEA)

Discussion in IRIC 305: "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know" by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

  • March 8: chapters 1-3
  • April 12: chapters 4-6
  • May 3: chapters 7, 8

Everyone is welcome!


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences