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NMSU Arts and Sciences colloquium: a lesson from songbirds

WHAT: ?Behavioral flexibility during social transitions: a lesson from songbirds?

WHO: Keith Sockman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

WHEN: 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10

WHERE: Science Hall Room 107 (Elbert Walker and Carol Walker Room)

Keith Sockman, biology professor of the University of North Carolina, will give a talk discussing his work investigating how animals use flexible behavior to cope with unpredictable physical, ecological and social environments.

The talk is part of the College of Arts and Science colloquium series focusing on transitions.

Sockman uses songbirds to study how changes in the environment cause individuals to change their behavior.

?We envision that ?transitions? forms a unifying thread joining much of the work done by scholars and students in the College of Arts and Sciences,? said Heather Throop, biology professor and chair of the Arts and Sciences Colloquium Committee.

The talk will be held from 4-5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the Elbert Walker and Carol Walker Room 107 in Science Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Visitors to the campus will need a parking permit to park in designated areas on campus. To obtain a free, single-day parking permit before arriving, visit https://ict-iisweb.nmsu.edu/auxadmin/ParkingForms/ePermit.aspx.