Department of
Entomology

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Upcoming Events

Date Event
Monday, January 25, 2021

First Day of Instruction, Spring Semester

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Monday, February 1, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Coy St. Clair, Research Entomologist, Genective, UIUC Research Park - "Lessons from western corn rootworm: Understanding management strategies and relevant spatial scales"

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Monday, February 8, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Nick Haddad, Professor, Michigan State University - "Reconnecting landscapes for nature and people"

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Monday, February 15, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Christine Miller, Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainsville - "Biomechanics, trade-offs, and the evolutionary diversification of animal weapons"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
8:30 am

Day Off - no classes

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Monday, February 22, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Julian Resasco, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder - "Biodiversity under environmental change in large-scale and long-term studies"

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Monday, March 1, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Aaron Smith, Assistant Professor and Director of the Purdue Entomological Research Collection, Purdue University

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Monday, March 8, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Arianne Cease, Associate Professor, Arizona State University - "Locusts: Working across boundaries, sectors, and disciplines to study and address outbreaks"

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Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Paul Ode, Associate Professor, Colorado State University - "Causes and consequences of competitive displacement of Cotesia glomerata by C. rubecula"

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Monday, March 22, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - William Snyder, Professor, University of Georgia - "Drivers of recent insect declines (and increases) across North America"

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
8:30 am

Day Off - no classes

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Monday, March 29, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Sarah Short, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

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Monday, April 5, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Rachel Mallinger, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainsville

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Monday, April 12, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Gillian Eastwood, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech - "Determining the potential role of vector species in arbovirus transmission"

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
8:30 am

Day Off - no classes

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Monday, April 19, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Brock Harpur, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

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Monday, April 26, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Grad Student Exit Seminar - Nick Anderson

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Monday, May 3, 2021
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Jose Luis Ramirez, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS NCAUR, Peoria, IL

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Instruction Ends

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Reading Day/IT No Change Period in effect

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Final Exams Begin

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:30 am

Commencement

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Monday, May 17, 2021

First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 1

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Monday, June 14, 2021

First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 2

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Recent Colloquium Speakers

Date Speaker Title
December 7, 2020

Dr. Jim Whitfield

Dept. of Entomology
Evolution of symbiotic parasitoid viruses in Hymenoptera
November 30, 2020

Joshua Gibson

Entomology Colloquium - Grad Student Exit Seminar - Joshua Gibson - “Biomechanics and evolution of trap-jaw ants: An origin story for a superpowered animal”
November 9, 2020

Ohelia Bolmin

PhD candidate
Overcoming Muscles Limitations: Power Amplification in Click Beetles
November 2, 2020

Eric South

Molecular phylogenetics of the North American stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera), with description of a new species and family
October 26, 2020

Dr. Bernarda Calla

Research Scientist
Genomic and evolutionary insights from the sequencing of two Lepidoptera species
October 19, 2020

Dr. Kacie Athey

Assistant Professor
It’s raining moths: Drone technology for sterile codling moth release
October 5, 2020

Dr. Priscila Hanisch

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Integrative approaches to study the diversity and ecology of South America’s predatory ants (Formicidae: Ponerinae)
September 14, 2020

Dr. Ashley St. Clair

Postdoctoral Research Associate
A life in the green desert: Wild and managed bee response to Midwestern soybean agroecosystem
August 31, 2020

Dr. Holly Tuten

Associate Scientist
A Ticky Situation: Building a Statewide Tick Surveillance Program in Illinois
August 24, 2020

Corbyn Giers

Effects of Anthropogenic Change on Interactions Between North American Tephritid Flies and Their Biotic Associates
March 9, 2020

Teresia Njoroge

Entomology Grad Student Exit Seminar
Evaluation of the role of plant-derived chemicals on mosquito ecology and control
March 2, 2020

Dr. Gyan Harwood

Postdoc
Social immunity and host-pathogen interactions in honey bees