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News ImagePollinator Week


Celebrate National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana from June 19th through the 26th with events organized by the Entomology Graduate Student Association. Free events include: kids activities at the Farmer's Market, a BeeBlitz with BeeSpotter, Trivia Night, and Balloon Insects at the Orpheum Children's Museum. A full calendar of events can be found here or like us on Facebook.

News Image  Endangered bumble  bee

The rusty patched bumblebee, Bombus affinis, will now be protected after being formally recognized as an endangered species. Its addition to the federal list of endangered species was made possible, in part, by the work of Dr. Sydney Cameron and her 2010 survey of bumble bees published in PNAS. She was recently interviewed by CBS regarding the decline of B. affinis.

News Image New Hire!


The entomology department at UIUC warmly welcomes the newest addition Dr. Adam Dolezal! Dr. Dolezal will be joining the department this November. His research investigates the interaction between environmental stressors, such as pesticides, parasites, and nutritional deficits, and honey bee health. His work combines elements of physiological development, transcriptomics, and insect behavior. He is also interested in collaborating will local bee keepers to improve practices and promote honey bee health.

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

4/22/2017: A big thank you to everyone who participated the Champaign-Urbana March for Science on Saturday, April 22nd. This event was headlined by an amazing speech delivered by our own department head, May Berenbaum.
8/4/2016: Professor Allison Hansen and graduate students Dohyup Kim and Margaret Thairu have published a review on epigenetics and small RNAs in insect-microbe interactions. (Frontiers in Plant Science)

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