PBESA Student Travel Awards deadline is February 15, 2014. See attachment for details.    http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting.  Registrations for the $125 early bird group rate at the Marriot Univ. Park Hotel, ends on March 17th. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Feb. 19th colloquium speaker will be Megan Taylor. Her talk is titled:  Old World Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations: A Genetic Resources for U.S. Honey Bee Breeding.  The WECN dial # is: 5702026

E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns.  If you plan on attending the reception please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.  There is a sign up sheet at Dory’s desk or you can email her to add your name to the list. 

 

The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) announces a call for nominations for outstanding graduate student awards. The awards recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU’s graduate students completing their degrees in summer 2013, fall 2013, or spring 2014.  The Harriett B. Rigas Award is presented to an outstanding doctoral student, and the AFW Founders Award is presented to an outstanding master’s student.  Both full and part-time students are eligible.  Professional and non-thesis master’s degree students are not eligible for these awards.  The deadline for receipt of all nomination and application materials is February 20, 2014.  Awardees will be notified in March and will receive their awards at a special recognition ceremony in early April.  See the AFW awards page for more information on the nomination and application process. 

The HYM course, a one week course on collection, identification, classification & natural history of wasps, bees, and ants will be August 17-23 at Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine.  Students, researchers, applied entomologists-anyone with a need to identify Hymenoptera  are welcome to attend.  Among the instructors are Matthew Buffington, Michael Gates, Robert Kula (USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Lab, Washington DC), James Pitts (Utah State Univ) and others.  The course is limited to 25 participants and  applications are due March 21, 2014.  For details go to: http://www.hymcourse.org/default.asp?action=Show_Home

EMPLOYMENT:  

  1. Natural Resource Specialist III (Forest Health), Dept. of Forestry, Charlottesville, VA
  2. Research Associate I, Dept of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Univ. Tennessee-Knoxville
  3. Post-Doc Researcher, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT
  4. Research Specialist, North Dakota State Univ, Fargo ND
  5. Research Technologist I, Mullin/Frazier Lab, Penn State Univ.,
  6. Biologist I, Belcan, Chester, MO

Events – Save the Date(s):

2014 Entomology Colloquium presentations are on Wednesdays in FSHN 354 at 12:10-1:00 PM. 

The WECN dial # for each presentation is:  5702026.

Entomology Dept Faculty Meeting on February 21, 2014, at 2:00-3:30 in FSHN 164.  WECN Dial# is 5702832. 

2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014. 

For more info go to:  http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/home

WSU Showcase  Events:

March 27, Distinguished Faculty Address, 3:30 PM, VBRS Bldg, 3rd Floor.

March 28: Research/scholarship/arts displays, 9 AM-12PM, Cary Sr. Ballroom, CUB

Undergrad Research & Creative Activities, 12 – 5 PM, CUB

Celebrate Excellence Recognition Banquet, 5:30 PM, Beasley Coliseum (reservations required by March 19.

The WSU Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) invites you to present your research or scholarship at the 2014 Dr. William R. Wiley Research Exposition (Wiley Research Exposition) on February 21, 2014. The Wiley Research Exposition provides WSU students the opportunity to present their research or scholarship among their peers, faculty and the WSU community in an academic conference-like atmosphere.

All students currently enrolled on any of the Washington State University campuses are eligible to present at the Wiley Research Exposition; however only graduate and professional students are eligible to compete for awards. Presentations can be formatted as oral or poster presentations. Graduate and professional students competing for awards will be judged by WSU alumni and emeritus faculty.  Scholarship awards will be given for first and second place in each category. Students may submit one oral presentation and one poster presentation; however, the two presentations must each address different research questions. Students presenting in both formats have a chance to win multiple awards! To be a part of this exciting experience,

Oral Presentation Awards:

First Place: $1,000                     Second Place: $500

Poster Presentation Awards:

First Place: $800                      Second Place: $400

Competition Categories:  1. Medical & Life Sciences       2. Engineering & Physical Sciences     3. Agricultural & Natural Sciences                4. Social Sciences                      5. Liberal Arts & Humanities                6. Visual Arts & Design    7. Administrative & Information Sciences

E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns.

The 98th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the ESA theme is “The Changing Landscape of Entomology in the Pacific Branch.”   Meetings will be held in Tucson, AZ, on April 6-9, 2014.  Register at the Marriout Univ. Park Hotel by March 17th for special rate.

 

PBESA meeting (April 6-9, 2014) deadlines: 

  1. Call for Papers/Posters Due date February 1, 2014 for early registration rates.
  2. Call for award nominations Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.eduby February 15th, 2014.
  3.  Online Meeting Registration Early-bird registration due by February 15, 2014
  4. Hotel registrations are due March 17, 2014 for the special rate.

Meeting website for forms and more details is: http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting

This year’s GPSA Wiley Expo keynote speaker on February 21, 2014, isDr. Arvind Singhal  from the University of Texas at El Paso and the Clinton School of Public Service. His keynote speech is titled: The Value of Research in Society: Lessons from the Field.  For more info go to: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Services_Wiley

2014 Wiley Research Expo Friday, February 21, 2014. 

Academic Showcase abstracts accepted through Jan. 28

PULLMAN, Wash. – Abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the 2014 Academic Showcase. It is part of the annual Showcase celebration of original scholarship, research and creative expression by members of the WSU community. Showcase will be Friday, March 28, on the Pullman campus.

Deadline for Grad Student Research Funding

Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25. The privately endowed Washington State University fund supports efforts related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged.

The work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research in order to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit.

For more information and application guidelines, contact Nancy Shrope, nshrope@wsu.edu, or Pam Kelley, pjkelley@wsu.edu, in the Office of Grant and Research Development.

EGSA Invited Speaker seminar is on February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, at the CUB Auditorium.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Robert Kimsey, (AKA The Fly Man of Alcatraz)Entomology Dept., UC-Davis.   For more information about Dr. Kimsey, please see the links below: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/29800

http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/Robert_Kimsey_The_Fly_Man_of_Alcatraz_Researches_Annoying_Flies_on_The_Rock/

http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Robert_B_Kimsey/

A list of his publications is available on the Entomology SharePoint site, under the Ent Club Graduate Students tab. 

E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Events will be on March 12 & 13.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. H. Frederik Nijhou.  His first presentation will be on March 12 at 12:10 PM in FSHN 354 and is titled: The Developmental Physiology of Body Size: Studies with Manduca sexta. On March 13 he will be speaking at 4:10-5:00 PM in CUE 203.  A reception will follow at 5:30-8:30 PM in CUE 518.  His presentation is titled:  The Biology of Butterfly Color Patterns.

Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout obtained his B.S. in Biology at Notre Dame where he investigated aspects of mating behavior associated with reproductive isolation in several Aedes species under the mentorship of Dr. George B. Craig, Jr. He earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology at Harvard University. Thereafter, he was a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington and a Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In 1977, he joined the faculty at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Zoology and was appointed to Professor in 1987. Nijhout is internationally recognized for his research on elucidating the regulatory processes involved in postembryonic development in a wide range of insect species. His interests include the role of hormones in controlling alternate developmental pathways, regulation of body size, the evolution of wing patterns in butterflies, and the genetics and evolution of complex traits. Nijhout has received several awards and honors including election to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a recipient of the Founders’ Memorial Award by the Entomological Society of America. For more information about Dr. Nijhout go to: http://biology.duke.edu/nijhout/[/textblock][/column][/row][/section]