To add a talk to an existing seminar series, see
Resources > Toolbox > Adding Seminar Talks.
To add a new seminar series, please e-mail the bio department chair and ignore the rest of this page.
Seminar series are each stored in a folder /www/bio/events/seminars/sem where sem is the seminar series name. The introduction in each seminar web page is stored in /www/bio/events/seminars/sem/.intro and is editable by anyone in the Unix group sem. Current seminar series names with hashtag #sem are .
All folder paths below are relative to the DOCROOT = /www/bio. To create a new seminar series, first
su - biothen create a new folder /events/seminars/sem with a short lowercase name sem. WARNING: seminar folder names /events/seminar/sem must be distinct from conference folder names /events/conferences/conf. Make a Unix group sem, add users to it, and make the folder /events/seminars/sem owned by bio:sem and 2755.
This folder will contain year subfolders, each named /events/seminars/sem/yyyy. In /events/seminars/sem create files
.title containing the seminar's full name .intro containing the intro that appears on each displayed page index.html containing the three lines <!--#include virtual='/cgi-bin/get_header' --> <!--#include virtual='/cgi-bin/get_current_year_seminars' --> <!--#include virtual='/cgi-bin/get_footer' -->The files .title and .intro may contain HTML or LaTeX. The files .title and .intro and index.html are owned by bio:sem and have permissions 0644 and 0664 and 0444 respectively (.intro editable by the group sem).
That's it. Here's how the set up works.
The file /events/seminars/sem/index.html pulls seminar talks for the current year for this seminar from gcal, and updates the file /events/seminars/sem/yyyy/index.html, where yyyy is the current year. Once yyyy is past, the file /events/seminars/sem/yyyy/index.html is no longer updated.
Introductory text in displayed pages is pulled from the file /events/seminars/sem/.intro. The seminars are ordered by the file /events/seminars/.order. Typically we leave Colloquium and Grosswald as the first two then alpha order the rest.