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April 10, 2012

Lecture by Christina Grozinger in the 2012 Penn State Frontiers in Science lecture series, is now available online

April 9, 2012

The Penn State Department of Entomology is seeking undergraduate student applicants for the Dutch Gold Honey Scholarship for honey bee research.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Salvatore Anzaldo (Biology) has been awarded an internship in the 2012 Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Research Experiences in Washington DC.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Mr. Spencer Malloy (Philosophy, AgroEcology) has received a 2012 Undergraduate Summer Discovery Grant from Penn State University.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Ms. Angela Hoover (Biology) won the undergraduate student competition at the 2012 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition.

February 24, 2012

We will be hosting our second annual Queen Rearing Workshop at Penn State from June 2-3, 2012.

February 23, 2012

The symposium will be held on May 21, 2012, and will feature presentations from Center members and regional collaborators from the NE IPM Center Pollinator Working Group. Topics will include basic and applied research, extension and outreach related to pollinators.

February 1, 2012

In 2010, honey distributor Dutch Gold Honey and William and Kitty Gamber, of Lancaster, Pa., each contributed $50,000 to endow a fund to support undergraduate research in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 19, 2012

Following five years of research and development, a trapping system for the Asian longhorned beetle will be tested on a broad scale this summer following a workshop on how to deploy and monitor the trap.

December 21, 2011

A message from Gary Felton about the restructuring process of the College of Agricultural Sciences and future outlook for the Department of Entomology at Penn State.

December 1, 2011

In the summer 2010, three organizations committed to honey bee and pollinator health, the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research (CPR), created a new research fund to support applied research projects which would directly benefit beekeepers. The PA Pollinator Research Program received $10,000 from each organization. Furthermore, the Montgomery County Beekeepers, recognizing the potential benefit of the program, contributed to the fund and urged other small associations to donate as well.

December 1, 2011

This past summer the Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS) announced the recipients of its annual awards and two of Penn State’s own were honored. Maryann Frazier was presented with the Roger Morse Award for Extension, Education, and Regulation and Elina Lastro Niño was the recipient of the EAS Student Award.

November 7, 2011

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are part of a new, multi-state project to study the brown marmorated stink bug.

October 27, 2011

February 9 - 11, 2012 - By invitation only - Travel expenses for eligible applicants will be paid by the Penn State Entomology Department. Apply by January 6th for priority consideration!

October 21, 2011

Even in a world where parasites routinely turn insects into zombies, radically altering their bodies and behavior to serve the parasites’ demands, the story of Polistes dominulus and Xenos vesparum stands out for its weirdness.

October 18, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Are you being bugged by bugs? Are mice or rats chewing on your last nerve? Maybe you could use some good advice about how to deal with them.

September 23, 2011

An investigation into pesticides and possible new effects on honeybees.

September 9, 2011

Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists. The caterpillars die where they climb and infect other gypsy moth caterpillars.

August 22, 2011

On August 12, 2011, more than eighty people gathered for the annual Friends and Founders Event at the Arboretum at Penn State. The focus of the evening was the importance of pollinators and the contribution the Arboretum's Pollinator Gardens are making in disseminating the research, education and outreach programs of the faculty of Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research. Both people and pollinators showed their appreciation of the many species of flowering plants during the post-discussion tour of the gardens.

July 13, 2011

Penn State's Department of Entomology and Center for Pollinator Research are hosting the "International Symposium on Functional Genomic Tools in Honey Bees". The symposium will feature 22 speakers from 8 countries, who will discuss recent advances in using genomic tools to study epigenetics, social behavior and polyphenisms in honey bees and other social insects.