New calendar page

Good News Everyone!

Let me introduce a new lab calendar.

It is accessible from the site Menu and has a simple interface to add a new event:

The plan was to replace a Meetings section flat view and bring more interactivity (for example, you can export this calendar as iCal) so you can easily add new events and maybe avoid additional emails.

I’ve added a few upcoming events and you are welcome to add more if you have something to share with the colleagues!

lab contact information and birthday list

Here is the most up-to-date contact information for the Rieseberg lab, including birthdays, email addresses, and phone numbers. If you want, you can download a word document of this here: Lab Contact Info and Birthday List. If your information changes, either let me know or edit this post and the downloadable document appropriately. Thanks!
(contact: John L)

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Projector Tricks (Kate)

Below are settings that appear to get my computer (a MacBook) to communicate properly with the lab projector. I don’t promise that these settings will work for any other computer.

System preferences -> Displays

This will bring up two windows. One that corresponds to your computer screen and one that corresponds to the projector (see the top of the windows to determine which is which). Note that you can use the gather windows button to bring the projector window on to your computer screen.

Under the arrangement tab on the computer screen window uncheck mirror displays.

Under the display tab on the projector window choose 1024 x 768.

Note that choosing a widescreen resolution for the projector (e.g. 1600 x 900) results in a cut-off picture even though the projector claims to be widescreen.

I hope this is helpful!



Lab News–Curling Triumph(s) (ish) (Heather)

Ok, “triumph” is relative. But we have to start somewhere.

For those of you who weren’t there to witness but have been breathless with curiosity all weekend, the Rieseberg Lab had a powerful presence at the Botany Bonspiel this last Saturday, fielding 2.5 teams.

Whether due to illness, ill-luck in the bracket placement, or possibly just lack of overall awesomeness at curling, the Riesburglars (me, Josh, Brook, and Rieseberg Ally and Token Canadian Jasmine Ono) failed to repeat our strong 4th place finish from last year. But Rieseburglars 2 (Kate, Kieran, GregO and Seb) kicked ass as an all-Canadian powerhouse, finishing undefeated in their 3-game streak (yet mysteriously not advancing to the finals???). Saving the best for last, the Crutburglars (mistakenly named “The Experiment” in the official register) (Dan, Vincenzo, and 2 Crutsingers) actually entered the finals–and left clutching fistfuls of “plastic gold” (otherwise called “Starbucks Cards”). Woot!