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Upcoming Events

Date Event
Monday, October 5, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Priscila Hanisch, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Suarez Lab and Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales - "Integrative approaches to study the diversity and ecology of South America’s predatory ants (Formicidae: Ponerinae)"

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Monday, October 12, 2020
4:00 pm

ESA Practice Talks

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Monday, October 19, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Kacie Athey, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University (soon to be Specialty Crops Entomologist, Crop Sciences, UIUC) - "It’s raining moths: Drone technology for sterile codling moth release"

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Monday, October 26, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Bernarda Calla, Research Scientist, Dept. of Entomology, UIUC - "Genomic and evolutionary insights from the sequencing of two Lepidoptera species"

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Monday, November 2, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Grad Student Exit Seminar - Eric South - "Molecular phylogeny of the North American Plecoptera"

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Monday, November 9, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Ophelia Bolmin, PhD candidate, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Bio-inspired Adaptive Morphology (BAM) Lab - "Overcoming Muscles Limitations: Power Amplification in Click Beetles"

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
6:00 pm

Entomology 2020—ESA’s Virtual Annual Meeting—Illinois Mixer

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving Break Begins

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Instruction resumes (remote only - students do not return to campus this semester)

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Monday, November 30, 2020
4:00 pm

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

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Monday, December 7, 2020
4:00 pm

Entomology Colloquium - Jim Whitfield, Dept. of Entomology, UIUC - "Evolution of symbiotic parasitoid viruses in Hymenoptera"

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Last Day of Instruction, Fall Semester

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Reading Day/IT No Change Period in effect

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

First Day of Instruction, Spring Semester

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Saturday, March 13, 2021
8:30 am

Spring Vacation Begins

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Instruction resumes

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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


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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
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

Social immunity and host-pathogen interactions in honey bees
February 24, 2020

Dr. Carly Tribull

Farmingdale State College
EduComics and Insects! Fitting together outreach, education, and entomology as an early-career professor
February 17, 2020

Dr. Graham Thomson

Western University
Genes for altruism: inclusive fitness theory in the age of genomics
February 10, 2020

Dr. Valeria Trivellone

Visiting Research Scholar
Evolution of complex interactions between plants, pathogens and insect vectors
February 3, 2020

Dr. Andrew Short

University of Kansas
Aquatic beetle diversification: A tale of ecological promiscuity and geographic constraint
January 27, 2020

Dr. Michael Dickinson

California Institute of Technology
How flies fly
December 9, 2019

Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff

University of Richmond
Eco-epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in an area of increasing tick-borne disease incidence
December 2, 2019

Dr. Jessica Ware

Rutgers University
On the divergence of insects: using systematics to better understand the evolution of insect sociality, migration and flight