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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.

November 5, 2009

Through a generous donation of the E. B. O'Keeffe Charitable Foundation, we are announcing a special graduate fellowship to support the educational training of a graduate student conducting research on honey bee health in the Department of Entomology at Penn State.

October 15, 2009

Graduate Research Assistantship (Ph.D.) in Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, or Ecology. Seeking a Ph.D. student to participate in a project on reduced tillage organic cropping systems, Improving Weed and Insect Management in Organic Reduced-Tillage Cropping Systems.

October 5, 2009

Scientists are trying to design the last malaria control agent the world will ever need.

September 22, 2009

Letting mosquitoes reproduce rather than killing them as fast as possible could be the key to controlling malaria epidemics.

September 21, 2009

Two graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- Abby Kalkstein and Holly Holt -- were recently awarded fellowships in pollinator health sponsored by ice cream-maker Häagen-Dazs.

September 18, 2009

Like many other activities, global health has fashions. For the past couple of decades AIDS has captured both the imagination and the research dollars. Recently, though, the focus has shifted towards malaria, which kills a million people a year, most of them children, and debilitates hundreds of millions more. Insecticide-impregnated bednets designed to stop people being bitten by infected mosquitoes are being scattered throughout Africa. New drugs based on a Chinese herb called Artemisia have been introduced. And researchers are vying with one another to be the first to devise an effective vaccine. But the traditional first line of attack on malaria, killing the mosquitoes themselves, has yet to have a serious makeover.

August 14, 2009

Honeybees in colonies affected by colony collapse disorder (CCD) have higher levels of pathogens and are co-infected with a greater number of pathogens than their non-CCD counterparts, but no individual pathogen can be singled out as the cause of CCD, according to a new study by researchers from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, other universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.