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August 25, 2017

Posted by | September 18, 2017

August 25, 2017

Seminars & Colloquium

4The first Fall Entomology Colloquium will be on Monday, August 28, 2017 beginning at 2:10 in FSHN 354.  Our speaker will be Dr. Omar Cornejo, Asst. Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.  The title of his presentation is “A population genetics approach to the study of host and microbe interactions.”  To learn more about Dr. Cornejo go to .  The AMS dial # for this and all colloquium presentations this semester is 5706116.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday there will be no presentation September 4th.


Grants and Awards

ESA 2017 Awards: We are proud to announce that Betsy Beers is the recipient of the ESA Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management. Carol Ramsay is the awardee of the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension.  Alix Whitener is the recipient of the Student Activity Award. Congratulations on this important achievement that you will be recognized at the November 2017 ESA Meeting in Denver.  For more info go to .






CAHNRS Announcements

We are excited to announce Fred Gould’s visit to the Palouse. The WSU Dept of Entomology and the Agricultural Research Center are co-hosting with the University of Idaho. You can learn more about Fred here. the draft itinerary is attached.   WSU has Fred on Monday morning, September 18. I would like for you to indicate what times you are available, I will find a conference room and have small groups meet with Fred all morning. This should maximize our ability to have the most folks from WSU meet with him. Please do not invite someone else to join you, this is an invitation only morning set of meetings. You can see from the schedule that there are other opportunities to interact with Fred on a more informal basis. If you cannot meet with him but have a suggestion for another faculty member, please email me (do not reply to all) and I will coordinate. The sooner I hear from you the more likely it is you will get your preferred time. I hope you will be able to attend the GMO event and the seminar as well! Laura Lavine, 335-7907

For Graduate Students

Are you interested in gaining important organizational, teamwork and resource-management skills while sharing your experiences and deepening your understanding of the plant sciences??  Join the organizing committee for the Second Annual DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia at WSU, scheduled for March 30, 2018! This symposia series includes more than 90 events in 40 universities on 5 continents, and has reached more than 15,000 participants since 2008.  DuPont Pioneer provides funding for each of these events but gives graduate students independence to direct the content and organize the symposia.  The day-long events may include presentations by leading plant scientists, student presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities.   If you are interested in being a part of the organizing committee please contact Stephanie Sjoberg ( or Bruce Williamson ( by Wednesday 8/30/17. Stephanie Sjoberg Email:   

Tidal Leadership Certificate Training for Working Professionals will start on September 5, 2017.  This training, offered through Washington State University’s Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership and the WSU Global Campus, is designed for working professionals who are eager to learn readily-applicable skills for working with diverse personalities, views, and conflict styles while developing personal awareness, courage, and clarity. For more information go to:

Employment Opportunities

  1. Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Entomology Dept., Pennsylvania St.  Univ, Univ. Park, PA
  2. Postdoctoral Scholar, Renner Lab, Dept of Entomology, Penn State Univ., Univ. Park, PA
  3. Postdoctoral Ag & Natural Res. Field Specialist/Program Leader, Central St.  Univ, Wilberforce, OH
  4. AgCenter Research Assoc., Louisiana St. Univ., Entomology Dept., Baton Rouge, LA
  5. Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, NC State Univ., Raleigh, NC
  6. Research Associate (Post Doc), Oregon St., Univ., Corvallis, OR
  7. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Entomology, Snapshire ATS, San Francisco, CA  94118