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Read article: Join Community Scientists for 10th Annual BeeBlitz
Join Community Scientists for 10th Annual BeeBlitz
Calling all community scientists to join us on Saturday, June 22nd, for the 10th annual BeeBlitz! Meet us at the Pollinatarium and Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, IL or go bee spotting in a forest, prairie, or backyard near you! Grab your camera or phone and be ready to snap photos of honey &...
Read article: Researchers find unique adaptations of fungus associated with bee bread
Researchers find unique adaptations of fungus associated with bee bread
The past attempts of honey bee researchers to inventory the fungal diversity in honey bee colonies revealed that Aspergillus flavus is frequently found in hives. In a new study, researchers have discovered that this fungus is uniquely adapted to survive in bee colonies. The western honey...
Read article: The sweetness of science
The sweetness of science
Have you ever wondered how plants protect themselves from predators? This is a question Erinn Dady addresses in her research as a graduate student in the Department of Entomology. Dady grew up in Champaign-Urbana. Prior to becoming a...
Read article: College of LAS announces teaching and advising awards
College of LAS announces teaching and advising awards
The College of LAS has selected 14 professors, graduate students, lecturers, and an advisor as the recipients of the 2024 teaching and advising awards. “We are proud to have such an impressive group of people advancing our vital teaching and advising goals,” said Venetria K. Patton, the Harry E....
Read article: 41st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival
41st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival
The 41st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival (IFFF) will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Foellinger Auditorium, on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Hosted by the Entomology Graduate Students Association in the Department of Entomology at the...
Read article: Talking tomatoes: How their communication is influenced by enemies and friends
Talking tomatoes: How their communication is influenced by enemies and friends
Plants produce a range of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds that influence their interactions with the world around them. In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign investigated how the type and amount of these VOCs change based on different features of...

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