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Seminar Schedule Thursdays at 4 PM (refreshments at 3:45) in Marley 230
Center for Insect Science News & Events
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Arizona Insect Festival 2011

The UA Department of Entomology hosted the first-ever Arizona Insect Festival. The event took place during a Saturday morning in September, when thousands of visitors learned about the importance of insects in our daily lives and discovered insect-based research taking place at the UA. For more information, please visit our website.

University of Arizona Insect Collection (UAIC)

Located in the heart of the American Southwest, the University of Arizona's Insect Collection (UAIC) contains approximately 1.5 million terrestrial arthropod specimens representing 24,000 species mostly from the Sonoran Desert Region and the Madrean Sky Islands, one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. The collection is located in the Forbes Building on the UA campus and is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit the UAIC website.

UA Entomologist Hosts Meet the Beetles!

Wendy Moore helps the public get up close and personal with Sonoran Desert beetles at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum event. UA press release

UA Entomologist Engineers Malaria-Proof Mosquito

Mike Riehle leads research team that created a mosquito that cannot infect people with malaria. UA press release

UA Entomologist Discusses Insect-resistant Plants in PBS Film

Bruce Tabashnik is part of a documentary's exploration of the role plants have played throughout human history. UA press release

We're #2!

Entomology at the University of Arizona recently ranked #2 among all major research universities in the U.S. in faculty scholarly productivity. The criteria included publications, citations, awards, and grants for 53 UA faculty members in the Department of Entomology and the Center for Insect Science.

The data are available at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona
Forbes 410, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036
Phone: (520) 621-1151 • Fax: (520) 621-1150 • E-mail:

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