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News Image  Stanley Friedman  Memorial

Stanley Friedman, Head of the Entomology Department from 1975-1992
On September 18, 2017, expressions of appreciation of Stanley Friedman from current and past faculty and students as well as family members and others in attendance were portrayed during a Celebration of Life service in his honor in the Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Building). Remembrances from those who could not attend can be read here.
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)

See more in the news archives.