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August 3, 2015

Families and youths accustomed to attending Penn State's Great Insect Fair each fall will need to adjust their schedules. For this year at least, the popular annual event will leave the Bryce Jordan Center and instead will be part of the 2015 Ag Progress Days expo, Aug. 18-20.

August 3, 2015

Penn State graduate student Zach Fuller recently received a National Geographic Young Explorer Grant to sample honey bee colonies and document beekeeping practices across a wide range of habitats in Kenya and to explore for the presence and diversity of recently introduced pathogens. Together with Penn State graduate student Jeff Kerby, Zach is posting updates of their research expedition to Kenya on their blog.

July 23, 2015

This is the 11th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

July 7, 2015

Many residents in Pennsylvania and neighboring states are getting "ticked" about an insect that has made its presence known in a big way this spring and summer. But this bug is not a species of eight-legged arthropod known to carry Lyme disease and other pathogens.

July 6, 2015

This is the 10th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

July 3, 2015

Pollinators are declining rapidly throughout the world, and researchers are scrambling to figure out why. To assist Pennsylvania's beekeepers, growers and others as they face this crisis, the Department of Entomology at Penn State has created a new faculty position that will be responsible for conducting research, education and outreach on pollinator health, conservation and management.

NABIL K. MARK — CDT photo
July 1, 2015

It would have been easy — maybe too easy — to assume that the group of young ladies meandering through the mulch in the small park outside of Memorial Field on Tuesday were admiring the bed of pretty pink flowers.

June 30, 2015

Penn State Postdoc Society (PSPS) is pleased to announce the 2015 outstanding postdoc and 2015 outstanding postdoc mentor awards.

June 24, 2015

Ancestors of American honey bees shed light on pollinator health - The honey bearers arrived in the early 17th century, carried into the United States by early European settlers. Apis mellifera--the name truly translates as bee honey-bearer, though they are better known as honey bees.

June 24, 2015

Bees do more than just sting, make honey and buzz. In fact, these insects have a proven positive effect on our ecosystems. A national strategy was created to save honeybees and other pollinators because of this impact and Penn State Brandywine is now an important part of the movement.

June 19, 2015

This is the 9th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

June 12, 2015

Researchers believe that long term honey bee declines are a result of a complex set of factors. The primary suspects are: poor nutrition, pesticides, pathogens/ parasites, and poor quality genetic stock. Here we will consider recent research results describing how pesticides might affect pollinators.

June 10, 2015

In Fall 2014, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) initiated the Science Policy Fellows program. Five Fellows were chosen that year: Marianne Alleyne, Jamin Dreyer, Anders Huseth, Rayda Krell, and Ariel Rivers. But what exactly is this program? The inaugural class of Fellows recently returned from a trip to Washington, DC, where they met with legislators and their staff to talk about ESA and the importance of entomology. The Fellows share their experiences below:

June 8, 2015

This is the 8th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

June 4, 2015

Scientists look at how to use insect’s antiviral response to control viruses and parasites 
in crops and bee colonies

May 26, 2015

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its 2015 Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology (IOSP) Fellows. Fellowship winners spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. The IOSP program recruits undergraduate students nationwide from disadvantaged backgrounds and from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities to work with APS member-researchers in the National Science Foundation IOS mission area of comparative and evolutionary physiology research, which looks at the similarities and differences of various species of living organisms.

May 22, 2015

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

May 19, 2015

This is the 7th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

May 8, 2015

This is the 6th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

May 4, 2015

Penn State Evan Pugh Professor Andrew Read – Director of the Huck Institutes' Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics – has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.