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The Beloit College 168th commencement will take place on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 11 a.m. CST. We are planning to hold the ceremony outside. At the moment, the weather looks to be a bit chilly with a chance of rain, so please plan on bringing an umbrella. More information about the ceremony and full schedule of events is available on the commencement website. Also, for those unable to attend, we will live stream the ceremony at, and the recording will be made available via our YouTube channel after the event has ended. 

Congratulations to the Beloit College Class of 2018!

More information

Yasukawa, K., E. J. Dorjath and S. K. Morgan.  2014.  A test of the blackmail hypothesis: progress report.  Animal Behavior Society, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Yasukawa, K. 2013.  The effect of status on copulation behavior of male red-winged blackbirds.  Animal Behavior Society, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Yasukawa, K. and J. Bernath-Plaisted.  2011.  Male alarm calling, nestling begging and female provisioning in red-winged blackbirds.  Animal Behavior Society/International Ethological Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Yasukawa, K. and J. Bernath-Plaisted.  2010.  Alarm calling and vocal nestling begging in red-winged blackbirds.  University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Yasukawa, K., A. Johannes and H. Berrios.  2010.  Female red-winged blackbird responses to brood-parasitic brown-headed cowbird nestlings.  Animal Behavior Society, William and Mary University, Williamsburg, VA.

Yasukawa, K.  2009.  30 years of undergraduate research: highs, lows, and lessons learned.  Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Fass, M. F., Y. L. Grossman and K. Yasukawa.  2009.  Critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and civic engagement in biology at Beloit College.  Missions, Majors, and Liberal Education: A Conference on Assessing Student Learning in the ACM, Ripon College, Ripon, WI.

Yasukawa, K.  2007.  Teaching animal behavior in the laboratory: an exercise using Betta spendens in an introductory zoology class for biology majors and nonmajors.  Animal Behavior Society, Burlington, VT.

Yasukawa, K.  2006.  Spatially and temporally structured avian brood parasitism affects the fitness benefits of host’s rejection strategies.  University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Yasukawa, K.  2006.  Nest abandonment as a potential anti-parasite adaptation in the red-winged blackbird. University of Wisconsin, Behavioral Interdisciplinary Seminar, Madison, WI.

Hauber, M. E., J. Hoover and K. Yasukawa.  2005.  Dynamics of repeated brood parasitism in non-ejector cowbird host species.  XXIX International Ethological Conference, Budapest, Hungary.