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Fall 2014

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held in 490 Hodson Hall

3:00 p.m. Refreshments
3:15 p.m. Seminar  




Tuesday, July 29th

Prof. Andrew Robinson

Deputy Director of CEBRA & Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics,

University of Melbourne

"CEBRA: Some Dunkings in the Rapids of Policy-Driven Research"


Monday, August 18th

Heather Hendrickson

“A Taxonomic Revision of Euchaetes Harris (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae)”


Tuesday, Sept. 9th

Jay Rosenheim
Dept of Entomology, UC Davis

 "Ecoinformatics for agricultural entomology: using data from farms to solve problems on farms”

Tuesday, Sept. 16th

Dr. George Heimpel

"Invasion of the bird-parasitic fly Philornis downsi into the Galapagos Islands:
Danger to Darwin's finches and a potential biological control solution"

Wednesday, Sept. 24th

 Mike Goblirsch

 "The effects of Nosema ceranae on honey bee health."
1:00 pm
310 Alderman

Tuesday, Sept. 30th

Jean Cibrowski

"What is the U of MN/MDA Bio-safety Level 2 Insect Containment Facility?"

Tuesday, Oct. 7th

Andrea Hefty

"Malaria in Togo: A focus on community systems in a rural village"

Tuesday, Oct. 14th

Trisha Leaf 

"Conventional vs. Organic Insecticides: Is there a lesser of two evils?"

Thursday, Oct. 16th

Dr. Cole Gilbert 
Cornell University

“Blinding speed in insects and other animals: Solutions to the problem of moving too fast for your eyes to keep up with”
St. Paul Student Center Theater

Tuesday, Oct. 21st

Theresa Cira

"Genetically engineered crops: Giving context to the complexity"

Tuesday, Oct. 28th

   Sue MacIntosh

President, MacIntosh & Associates, Inc.

"The journey from Corn Detasseler to Lab Technician to President / Global Regulatory Lead: The surprises of a career in science."

Tuesday, Nov. 4th

Dr. John Oliver

"Examining rickettsial virulence factors in ticks and cell culture."

Tuesday, Nov. 11th

Graduate Students

ESA Practice talks (10 min) & Posters

Tuesday, Nov. 18th

No Seminar

ESA Meeting

Monday, Nov. 24th

Lindsey Christianson

"Host influence on the cold hardiness of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire"

Hodson 495

Tuesday, Nov. 25th

Ian Lane

"Modifying Home Lawns to Promote Bee Biodiversity and Health"

Monday, Dec 8th

Sam Fahrner

"Factors mediating the flight capacity of emerald ash borer and its parasitoid, Tetrastichus planipennisi"
Alderman 310

Tuesday, Dec. 9th

Anthony Hanson

"Prospects for RNAi pest control: What is it and where does it show promise?"

 *** = tentative title.




Spring 2015

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held in 490 Hodson Hall

3:00 p.m. Refreshments
3:15 p.m. Seminar




Monday, Jan. 12th

Matt Smart

Thesis Defense Seminar***

Tuesday, Jan. 27th



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Tuesday, May 5th