Background & Philosophy
The weekly seminar series named for R. Melville Cramer (Dartmouth 1877) in honor of his interest in promoting graduate education in biology. Towards this end, graduate students, faculty, and associates are encouraged to invite creative and productive scholars from other institutions to visit the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, present an open seminar, and engage in scientific discussions. Visits are typically a couple of days with a seminar on Friday at 4:00 - 5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Seminars scheduled during the current pandemic are tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays at 1:00 - 2:00 pm via Zoom. A priority of the seminar series is to engage leading scientists from around the world to participate as outside committee members for Ph.D. students in the Department of Biological Sciences. Because interests within the department range from molecules to ecosystems, we also seek guests whose research seminar will be of interest to a diverse community of biologists.
All seminars are held in Room 201 in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center unless otherwise noted. Seminars scheduled for Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 will be held via Zoom.
To inquire about scheduling a Cramer Seminar speaker, please contact Prof. Eric Schaller.