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Noah Crockette: From an 11-Year-Old Bohart Intern to an 18-Year-Old Entomology Student at Cornell

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Go as far as you can [young scientists]. The world needs you badly.”—E.O Wilson. That sign greets visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, and that's exactly what Noah Crockette, 18, an intern there since age 11 and the winner of an...

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Frank Zalom: Champion of IPM!

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

When you hear those three little words, "Integrated Pest Management," you immediately think of two words, "Frank Zalom."  They go together like superman (Clark Kent) and supervillian (Lex Luthor). Or like Coccinellidae (lady beetles) and Aphididae (aphids). Fact is, IPM specialist Frank...

UC Davis Zika Symposium: A Crucial Message

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The seven speakers who addressed the UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposium on Thursday, May 26 in Giedt Hall, UC Davis campus, sounded an alarm that needs to be heard, heeded and spread. The unique symposium, the work of chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor in the UC Davis Department of...

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Congratulations, Bruce Hammock! McGiff Memorial Award

Bruce Hammock (center) with colleagues Dipak Panigrahy (left) of Harvard Medical School and Guodong Zhang of the University of Massachusetts. This photo was taken at the  International Winder Eicosanoid (WEC) Conference in Baltimore, where Hammock received the first-ever John C. McGiff Award.

What an honor! And so deserving. He's an entomologist, trained to find ways to control insect pests, but now he aims to help humans with medical issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis, has just received the...

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Bring on the Bugs!

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Sharon Payne with some of the insect photographs taken by youth exhibitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects populate the earth and they're also populating the 140th annual Dixon May Fair (May7-10). Sharon Payne, superintendent of the Youth Building in Denverton Hall, noticed quite a few insects in the building--but in photographs. The youths' images included praying mantids, lady beetles and a...

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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