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Department of Biology Retreat, August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018

On August 21, 2018 the Department of Biology held our annual Department Retreat at the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY.  Renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests.

Faculty gave short talks about some of the key scientific challenges in their field and labs gave creative presentations on the theme, "Turning Obstacles into Insight".  It was a beautiful day overlooking the falls. Department members also camped overnight. 

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