Research on avian song gets global publicity for PhD student Katherine Gentry

Katherine Gentry of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy is a PhD student studying under Dr. David Luther of the Department of Biology.  Her graduate research on avian song plasticity adjustments to traffic noise in Washington, DC recently made the news in Canada and Spain.  Please visit the links below to learn more about her research.

Original article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09524622.2017.1303645

Canada news coverage: http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sci-tech/birds-sing-shorter-songs-in-response-to-traffic-noise-study-1.3373409

Spanish news coverage: http://www.elmundo.es/ciencia-y-salud/ciencia/2017/04/18/58f5f4b3e2704ed72a8b457d.html

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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