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News Archive


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.

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News Image 11/20/2014: The Department Head, Professor May Berenbaum, was awarded the National Medal of Science for her "pioneering studies on chemical coevolution and the genetic basis of insect-plant interaction, and for enthusiastic commitment to public engagement that inspires others about the wonders of science."

The National Medal of Science is the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Created in 1959, the National Medal of Science is awarded annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in science and engineering.
7/23/2014: Professor Allison Hansen and Clare Casteel published a review in the Journal of Chemical Ecology on the role of insect microbiomes in plant-insect interactions.
2/24/2014: Professor Jim Whitfield and colleagues describe nearly 200 species of Apanteles from Costa Rica (ZooKeys).
2/22/2014: The Department of Entomology hosted the 31st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival on February 22, 2014. The theme for the year was Pesticide Fear with some scary films that frightened and delighted guests. The festival showcased the movies: Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) and Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005) and featured the insect petting zoo, BugScope, face painting, and our annual insect art contest! Thanks to our volunteers!
1/6/2014: Former Robinson Lab post-doc Axel Brockmann was intereviewed by Science Careers on living as a foreign scientist in India.