News and Events

Seeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up: Blame the linden trees? Maybe pesticides left by humans? Or is nature just cruel sometimes? read more. 

Linden trees — fragrant shade trees found across the Midwest — have long provided bees with vital pollen and nectar. But occasionally, dead bumble bees have been observed beneath flowering linden trees, as well. Read more.

The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food and live music. Join us Thursday, July 25, 2019. 

Bee a friend, join our Pollination Celebration! Don't miss out on live music, food truck, scavenger hunts, photo stations, restoration events, guided bird walks, and more! Join us Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Ann FallonThe Department of Entomology honored Dr. Ann Fallon with a Special Recognition award for the strength and success of her research, commitment to the department, and dedication to positively impacting students and staff through teaching and mentoring. Read about Ann's amazing career here.

Professor Tim Kurtti

Dr. Tim Kurtti - Professor

Thursday, May 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
335 Borlaug Hall

Let's Get Buggy and Celebrate Entomology!

Thursday May 16, 2019 on the St. Paul Campus - Borlaug Hall
Schedule of events (subject to change):
9-11 am: Student Poster Session, Land O' Lakes Room, 395 Borlaug Hall
11 am-noon:Richards-Hodson Lecture, 335 Borlaug Hall
presented by Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy
"Of Bugs, Entomology, and Global Food Security"

Plan to arrive early, limited seating

Members of the Entomology Department will be participating in the 2019 UMN Major/Minor Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 1-4 pm in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.

The first annual Great Minnsect Show will be held in two parts on Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27, 2019. This new community and educational event is a joint effort presented by the Department of Entomology on the U of M St. Paul Campus and Frenatae, the Entomology Graduate Student Association.

Graphic for The Great Minnsect Show

Corrie Nyquist, an Advanced Master's Student in Entomology wins the Pathfinder Fellowship from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI).