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WSU names new associate dean of Honors College

PULLMAN – Carol Anelli has been named associate dean of the Honors College. Anelli is an entomologist, award-winning teacher, and longtime Honors College faculty member and administrator.    “Her unparalleled expertise in both undergraduate instruction and curriculum assessment makes her the perfect candidate to support the college’s efforts to take honors to the next level,” said […]

NSF and National Geographic Society funded researcher to speak at WSU

The Entomology Club Student Choice Seminar, “Looking Upward and Outward: Forest Canopy Research and Outreach” is on Dec. 12. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, from The Evergreen State College’s Environmental Studies Program will be speaking at 3:10pm in room T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building. Dr. Nadkarni was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition […]

WSU clubs selling honey, pottery

If there are still a few uncrossed names on your holiday shopping list this season, WSU’s entomology and pottery clubs may have just the right gift.  From Thursday, Dec. 6 to Friday, Dec. 7, both clubs will be displaying items for purchase on the Pullman campus.       The Entomology Club will be selling jars of […]

This time, you get to bite the bug

Mealworm tacos and cricket chili are among the delicacies that students in Washington State University entomology Professor Richard Zack‘s “Insects and People” class will dish up Friday, Nov. 4.From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cascade Room of the Compton Union Building, Zack’s students will sample and serve a variety of foods that have […]

When predators eat other predators

Washington State University’s entomology department will serve up three days of insect fun and education, April 7-9.Robert Denno, a University of Maryland entomologist, will deliver the annual E. Paul Catts Lecture in two installments.  The first will be following a dinner scheduled Thursday, April 7, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman.  His topic will […]

Zack’s teaching exemplary

Richard S. Zack, associate professor of Entomology at Washington State University, has been selected the Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award recipient for 2003-04. The award is bestowed each spring on a WSU faculty member in recognition of significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the prior academic year. Recipients also receive a $5,000 cash […]

Bugs serve as baseline in homeland security effort

As university insect collections are dismantled nationwide in response to budgetcuts and restructuring, the M.T. James entomological collection at Washington State University continues to grow in local and national importance, according to Entomology Chair John Brown. “There are no immediate threats to the department or insect collection,” said Brown. “With over 1,400 visitors per year, […]