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Upcoming Events

Date Event
Monday, August 26, 2019 First Day of Instruction, Fall Semester

Monday, September 9, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Akito Kawahara and Caroline Storer, University of Florida - "Evolution and diversity of butterflies and moths: from bat-moth interactions to silk genomics"


Monday, September 16, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Julia Bowsher, North Dakota State University - "How to build a bigger bee: the regulation of body size and caste"


Monday, September 23, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Laura Russo, University of Kentucky- "Building plant-pollinator communities"


Monday, October 7, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Roberto Bonasio, University of Pennsylvania - "Molecular bases of phenotypic plasticity in the ant brain"


Monday, October 14, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Monday, October 14, 2019 2019 ENTOMOLOGY ALUMNI / NEW STUDENT PICNIC

Crystal Lake Lake House, 206 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL

Monday, October 21, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Kerri Coon, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Monday, October 28, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Sedonia Sipes, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Monday, November 4, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Nick Seiter, Crop Sciences, UIUC


Monday, November 11, 2019 ESA Practice Talks


Monday, November 18, 2019 ENTOMOLOGY 2019 - ESA ILLINOIS MIXER

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel - Room: Landmark 5/6

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Thanksgiving Break Begins

Monday, December 2, 2019 Instruction resumes

Monday, December 2, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Jessica Ware, Rutgers University


Monday, December 9, 2019 Entomology Colloquium - Jory Brinkerhoff, University of Richmond


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Last Day of Instruction, Fall Semester

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Reading Day/IT No Change Period in effect

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 First Day of Instruction, Spring Semester

Saturday, March 14, 2020 Spring Vacation Begins

Monday, March 23, 2020 Instruction resumes

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Instruction Ends

Thursday, May 7, 2020 Reading Day/IT No Change Period in effect

Friday, May 8, 2020 Final Exams Begin

Saturday, May 16, 2020 Commencement

Memorial Stadium

Monday, May 18, 2020 First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 1

Monday, June 15, 2020 First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 2

Recent Colloquium Speakers

Date Speaker Title
April 29, 2019 Nathalie Baena Bejarano

Entomology Grad Student Exit Seminar
From extant to extinct tridactyloids (Orthoptera: Caelifera): taxonomy to systematics
April 22, 2019 Dr. Clare Rittschof

University of Kentucky
From the outside in: Social regulation of behavior and health in the honey bee
April 15, 2019 Mark Demkovich

Entomology Grad Student Exit Seminar
Identifying mechanisms of pyrethroid resistance in the navel orangeworm and novel methods of control
April 8, 2019 Dr. Courtney Murdock

University of Georgia
In sickness and in health: mosquito love songs, mating behavior, and vector-borne disease transmission
April 1, 2019 Dr. John Tooker

Pennsylvania State University
Toxic slugs and plants that can smell: Unforeseen interactions alter herbivore populations
March 25, 2019 Dr. David Denlinger

Ohio State University
How to survive in Antarctica: Lessons from an insect
March 11, 2019 Dr. Holly Gaff

Old Dominion University, VA
Mapping the range expansion of ticks: modeling and surveillance
March 4, 2019 Dr. Diana Cox-Foster

Research Leader and Entomologist, USDA-ARS-PWA Pollinating Insect Research Unit, Logan, Utah
Imperiled keystones of agriculture: The threat of unseen factors on the health of pollinators
February 25, 2019 Dr. Jeff Feder

University of Notre Dame
On the scent of speciation: Evidence suggesting a neurological switch in fruit volatile processing involving the antennal lobes of the apple and hawthorn host races of Rhagoletis pomonella
February 18, 2019 Dr. Colin Dale

University of Utah
Replaying the tape of symbiosis in lice: The role of Neo in the Matrix
February 11, 2019 Dr. Simon Garnier

New Jersey Institute of Technology
We the Swarm - Lessons in problem-solving from tiny brains and neuron-less creatures
February 4, 2019 Dr. Mariana Mateos

Texas A&M
Symbiont-mediated defense against parasitoids in Drosophila
January 28, 2019 Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Entomology Postdoc, UIUC
Volatile organic compounds as multitrophic messages among plants, microbes, and insects
January 17, 2019 Dr. Ke Dong

Michigan State University
Voltage-gated sodium channels as insecticide targets
December 10, 2018 Rafael Achury Morales

Entomology Grad Student Exit Seminar
Impacts of fragmentation and invasion on ant communities