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News Image Insect Fear Film Festival

Thank you to all of our volunteers for the 33rd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival! The film festival took place on the evening of Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Foellinger Hall. The theme was EXPLODING ARTHROPODS! The movies shown included Bug (1975) and Lavalantula (2015). In addition to the films, there were the traditional IFFF activities, including face painting and the insect petting zoo. You can find more information on previous years and the art contest at the Entomology Graduate Student website or find us on Facebook.

News Image Trap-Jaw Ants in  the Media

Recent graduate student Fredrick Larabee from the Suarez lab published a paper on the ability of trap jaw ants to launch themselves out of sand pits dug by predators (PLOS ONE). This paper saw a great amount of press, including by articles in National Geographic and Wired UK. Adrian Smith (previously a post-doc in the Suarez lab) also made an award winning video on the paper which can be seen here.

News Image Department Head Elected ESA President

Congratulations to May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology, who officially took the office of president of the ESA Governing Board while attending ESA's 63rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN! She will also be president for the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida this coming September (2016). Congratulations, Dr. Berenbaum! For more information, read the full press release here.

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

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)
11/18/2015: Congratulations to undergraduate Shuyang Jin and graduate students Tanya Josek, Rafael Achury, and Allie Gardner for winning student awards at the Entomological Society of America meeting.
10/14/2015: Andrew Suarez, Marianne Alleyne, and graduate student Tanya Josek were featured in an article on the I-STEM website for an outreach event on bioinspiration.
4/27/2015: Professor Brian Allan has been named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.
4/16/2015: Congratulations to graduate student Mark Demkovich who has been awarded the 2015 William H. Luckmann Award for Research in Applied Biology!

See more in the news archives.