Happy Monday everyone! 121 years ago today, Thomas Edison sued the American Mutoscope Company, claiming that the studio has infringed on his patent for the Kinetograph movie camera.
1. Staff Appreciation Potluck
It’s that time of year again, for us to show our appreciation for our fantastic staff! Let’s thank them for all their support they provide throughout our degrees with some delicious food at the annual potluck lunch, this May 15th at noon in the break room on the 8th floor of Stewart Biology. Sign up here with what you will bring if you are coming. See you all soon!
2. BGSA Elections
You should have gotten an email from PGSS with a link to vote for next year’s executive and councillors. The last day to vote is this Friday at midnight, so vote before then!
Flightnook (flightnook.com) is a non-profit organization working on a project to reduce the climate impact of flying. Flying is a big part of many life experiences, but it’s the single most carbon heavy activity you can do. Flightnook will launch a fundraiser on May 21st to rally a citizen-led effort to promote cleaner jet fuels that can cut total CO2 emissions up to 50%, as well as other negative side effects from fossil fuel sourcing (e.g., pollution, fracking, deepwater drilling). It will support green energy and create awareness about a solution already available. If you’ve ever taken a flight please consider participating to this campaign, sharing it with your friends, or send your feedback.
Enjoy the weather!
Fun fact of the week – Did you know that rattlesnake avoidance classes exist for dogs? Read up on how to avoid snake bites, and what to do if one happens! “Every year, an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people get bitten in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only about five of those people die. “
Science joke of the week – Why shouldn’t you make fun of a paleontologist? Because you will get Jurasskicked.
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