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News Image National Pollinator Week

We hope you all were able to attend our National Pollinator Week events, which took place June 18th through the 24th. Events included: food guides at Common Ground Food Co-op, a pollinator dinner at Buvons Wine Bar, honey and cheese tasting at Prairie Fruits Farm, an Insects and Music Performance at the Pollinatarium, a concert by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra, an insect photography workshop by Alex Wild, and many children's activities! For more information, please visit the website! Stay tuned for our next public event -- the Insect Fear Film Festival in February 2013!


News Image Professor receives Fulbright Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sydney Cameron, who has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant! Building on her previous work in Mexico, Dr. Cameron will be traveling to Argentina to aid in developing a large-scale study assessing bumble bee decline that was recently mandated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. While in Argentina, she will also be lecturing on phylogenetics and conservation genetics at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue and delivering a keynote address to the Argentine Congress of Entomology.

News Image Gene Robinson named IGB Director

Professor Gene Robinson (Departments of Entomology, Neuroscience) has been named director of the Institute for Genomic Biology. Professor Robinson has been acting as director on an interim basis since March 2011. More than 140 faculty and affiliates from across center compose the IGB, and the institute is continuing to explore pressing problems in agriculture, human health, the environment, and energy use and production. For more information, visit the Institute for Genomic Biology's website.

Entomology Colloquium (full schedule)
Monday afternoons at 4:00 PM in B102 Auditorium, CLSL
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In other news

11/15/2012: Antkey.org, an online resource for facilitating the identification of introduced ants in North America and the Pacific, went live last week. This webpage was developed by Eli Sarnat, a postdoc in the lab of Andy Suarez, with support from USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program.
10/4/2012: Department Head May Berenbaum received the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award, presented by E. O. Wilson himself, for her significant contributions to the study of biodiversity.
8/25/2012: Professor Jim Whitfield has recently been elected the new President-Elect of the International Society of Hymenopterists.
8/14/2012: Congratulations to postdoctoral research associate Hongmei Li, in the Robinson Lab, who received an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women!

See more in the news archives.