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June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the beginning of a 13-state survey of honey bee pests and diseases conducted cooperatively by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU). The survey will help USDA scientists to determine the prevalence of parasites and disease-causing microorganisms that may be contributing to the decline of honey bee colonies nationwide.

June 9, 2010

Penn State has received a $250,000 gift to endow a graduate fellowship in entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

June 9, 2010

Penn State has received a $250,000 gift to endow a graduate fellowship in entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

May 28, 2010

Recognizing the need for college-trained men and women in the field of urban and industrial pest management, Pi Chi Omega makes available 3 or 4 $2,000 scholarship awards to entomology students majoring in urban and industrial pest management or some closely related plan of study. The object is to encourage and assist outstanding students to prepare for careers in Pest Management.

May 27, 2010

Penn State received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Consuelo De Moraes, associate professor of entomology, titled "Scent of Disease: Diagnostic for Malaria Infection in Humans."

May 27, 2010

Africa is home to about 1 billion people, and a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates as many as 30 percent of them suffer from chronic hunger or malnutrition. A new initiative announced by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at working with African institutions to ease this human suffering while enhancing food and economic security through agricultural research and education.

May 17, 2010

Dr. Andrew M. "Sandy" Liebhold has been selected as a recipient of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Scientific Achievement Award 2010. The award consists of a medallion, a certificate, and travel to the IUFRO XXIII World Congress to be held in Seoul South Korea in August 2010 where the achievement award will be presented.

May 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Africa is home to about 1 billion people, and a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates as many as 30 percent of them suffer from chronic hunger or malnutrition. A new initiative announced by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at working with African institutions to ease this human suffering while enhancing food and economic security through agricultural research and education.

April 9, 2010

You've experienced Bug Camp, done the 4-H entomology project, helped out at the Great Insect Fair, and still have not gotten your fill of bugs. Is there anything more? Now there is--Advanced Bug Camp For Kids!

March 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy is being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research on July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

March 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy is being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research on July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

February 22, 2010

PAUL R. HELLER, Professor of Entomology, passed away on 19 January 2010 in State College, PA, after a long and valiant fight against cancer which lasted for over 1½ years.

February 17, 2010

An internationally renowned course on insect chemical ecology will be held this summer for the first time in the United States at Penn State’s Center for Chemical Ecology

February 1, 2010

Registration is now open for the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

February 1, 2010

Registration is now open for the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

February 1, 2010

As scientists struggle to come to grips with Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease threatening to wipe out domesticated honeybees in the United States, they have begun to cast a worried eye towards wild bees -- trying to gauge their numbers, health and ecological status.

January 27, 2010

After a long struggle with cancer, Dr. Paul Heller passed away on January 19, 2010. We have lost a very dear friend and colleague.

January 21, 2010

Dr. Thomas Baker has been named a University Distinguished Professor on the basis of his exemplary performance in research in chemical ecology and entomology.

December 21, 2009

Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research will be hosting the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy from July 24-28, 2010. This is the first notice.