Our department publishes a (mostly) biennial newsletter that includes information on professors, students, postdocs, and alumni, as well as notable events and occurrences around the department. The most recent newsletters are listed below and are free for download. More recent newsletters may be larger files (>5MB) and require a long load time. Older newsletters are archived on a separate page and may be reached by the link below.
The University of Illinois has launched the BeeSpotter web portal, designed to
aid the public in identifying and reporting populations of honey bees and bumble bees.
The site, a work in progress, allows users to submit bee pictures and the locations where
they were taken. The pictures are identified by staff in the Department of Entomology,
and the location data is incorporated into a map to create a statewide record of bee
populations. The site will also feature guides to bees, and information on several other
bee-related topics such as natural history, sting treatment, and bee gardens.
We are proud to announce that Ph.D. Alum, Dr. Rachel Galun (1955),
received the 2007 LAS Alumni Achievement Award. This award is
given to alumni who have demonstrated the
values derived from a liberal arts and science education, through
outstanding achievement. For more information about Dr. Galun and
her work, please read her CV
and letter of nomination
(MS Word format).
Their Buzz - Dr. Berenbaum discusses honey bee decline in a New York Times op-ed piece (NYT account required).
Analytics has rated the UIUC Department of Entomology #1 in the nation
by a wide margin in their 2005-06
Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. This index, as reported by the
Chronicle of Higher Education, measured departments in several factors:
faculty publications, other works citing these publications, grants awarded,
and many others. For more information, please see a description of the
survey's methods here.