[Coral-List] Registration for Understanding Corals from the Inside Out

Esther Peters estherpeters at verizon.net
Fri Mar 25 10:05:45 EDT 2016

Registration is now open forthe 3-credit graduate-level course, "Corals 
from the Inside Out: Comparative Histopathology," at Nova Southeastern 
University's (NSU) Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, Florida, May 
9-July 29, 2016.

This course presents the microscopic anatomy of scleractinian corals and 
gorgonians (Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa). It will help you 
understand the structure and function of corals, necessary for studying 
their ecology, physiology, reproduction, biochemistry, systematics, 
molecular biology/genetics, immunology, and embryology. It is not just 
for those studying coral diseases! The course begins with online 
(Blackboard) readings, research, and assignments.

This summer, two options will be available for the face-to-face lecture 
and laboratory portion of the course:

(1) Credit or audit students meet at NSUOC July 11-15 (final exam for 
credit students will be given on July 15 and they must complete 
assignments before the course ends July 29)

(2) Audit students meet in Hawaii for the 13^th International Coral Reef 
Symposium (13ICRS) June 18-24 (this option is being offered for students 
who will be able to attend the meeting but are not able to travel to 
Florida; they will participate in a lecture session on Saturday, June 
18, with Dr. Peters, and the Coral Disease Diagnostics workshop on 
Sunday, June 19; attend the coral disease presentations; and meet in 
discussion groups with Dr. Peters during the meeting)

_Non-NSU students need to contact Isabelle De Castro (id7 at nova.edu)_ to 
learn how to register and complete the paperwork. The cost is $3,588 for 
the 3-credit course or $1,794 to audit the course, plus application 
($50), registration ($25), and lab ($10) fees. Students not living in 
the Dania Beach area can reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate for 
July 11-15 (please contact Corinne Lee, lcorinne at nova.edu, to obtain 
information on lodging). _Students attending the 13ICRS please contact 
Dr. Peters for further information (epeters at nova.edu)_. All students 
will be responsible for travel, hotel, and meal expenses. No 
scholarships are available.

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