Celebrate Entomology 2019
Celebrate Entomology – new in 2019 – featured the Richards-Hodson Endowed lecture, sponsored by Dr. Sping Lin, which was presented by Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, President of Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, WA , and former Director, USDA NIFA, DC. Sonny’s thought-provoking talk ‘Of Bugs, Entomology, and Global Food Security’, ended with a live preparation of avocado salsa with mealworms for the audience to taste!
The event included a poster session where graduate students shared their research, the Hodson Alumnus talk, and presentation of department awards to graduates, undergraduates, faculty and staff Listed under 2019 Achievements.
The Hodson Alumnus Award, named in honor of Dr. Alexander Hodson, Department Head from 1960-1974, recognizes and honors an outstanding graduate alumna or alumnus of the Department of Entomology. Prof. Tim Kurtti, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota was selected for the 2019 Hodson Alumnus Award.