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2013 News Archive
The Fly Man of Alcatraz
How do a former US penitentiary, seabirds, and flies relate? Find out! Guest Speaker Rober Kimsey presented in the CUB Auditorium February 12th. Watch presentation here.
Click to learn more! The Department of Entomology at Washington State University recently has been approved by the ARCS Foundation's National and Seattle Chapter boards for Annual Fellowship funding. These Fellowships are directed towards high caliber scientists and researchers entering into their PhD graduate program and are awarded for three years in addition to assistantship…
Friendship Between Researcher, Teenager Benefits Honey Bees
http://news.wsu.edu/2013/11/20/friendship-between-researcher-teenager-benefits-honey-bees/#.Uo_U7OI_6pJ By: Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – At just 16 years old, Sheridan Miller is already a veteran fundraiser. The Mill Valley, Calif., teenager recently donated $1,400 she raised to help support Washington State University’s honey bee stock improvement program. Over the past six years, she has…
Scary Story: Maggots Help Us
WSU entomologist Richard Zack displays a favorite maggot book that he assigns to his undergraduate students. (Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services) PULLMAN, WASH. – Wriggling maggots feeding on corpses are our allies, not enemies. Should you think otherwise, don’t tell that to Richard Zack - not over his dead body. “Maggots do a…
Vincent Hebert: Use of Herbicides in Diverse Agricultural Areas
RICHLAND, Wash. – Grape vineyards in regions of mixed field crops historically have been exposed to herbicides, presumably from a combination of local spray drift and regional off-target movement. A free, public presentation – “Ill Wind for Washington Grapes? Continuing Concern with the Use of Potent Broadleaf Herbicides in Diverse Agriculture,” by Vincent R. Hebert…
Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) Receives the H.S. Telford Entomology Scholarship
Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) has received the H.S. Telford Entomology Scholarship for travel to the annual ESA and Pacific Branch ESA meetings. Besides presenting at these meetings, Rebecca will co-run the Pacific Branch ESA Student Symposium, Text Messaging Competition, and participate in the Linnean Games while serving as representative to the Pacific Branch’s Student Affairs Committee.
Robert Zinna (Lavine) Receives Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship
Robert Zinna (Lavine) has received the Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship for travel to the 2014 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting and will present research that uses microscopy as an investigative tool for evaluating the combative horn status in Trypoxylus dichotomus.
Karol Krey (Snyder) Receives the Donald Hastings Scholarship
Karol Krey (Snyder) has received the Donald Hastings Scholarship to support travel to the annual ESA meeting and will be giving a presentation on her recent molecular-based research characterizing generalist predation on mites.
Paul Chrisholm (Crowder) Receives the George Tamaki Memorial Scholarship
Paul Chisholm (Crowder) has received the George Tamaki Memorial Scholarship for travel to the annual ESA meeting. Paul will be contributing to the program symposium “Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity and Control.” He will also be presenting in the student presentation competition on his recent virus research.
Natalie Boyle Selected to Receive Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology
Natalie Boyle was selected to receive the Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology. As a Ph.D. Student interested in honey bee colony health, Natalie has studied the effects of sublethal pesticide residues on honey bee colonies. This Entomological Foundation fund recognizes Dr. Larry Larson's role as a leader and pioneer in insect…
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E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture
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M.T. James Museum
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