Members in the News

Nilsa Bosque-Pérez Appointed University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, a professor at the University of Idaho, has been appointed University Distinguished Professor. She was recognized for her continuous excellence in scholarly achievement, teaching and mentoring, breadth and depth in her discipline, and recognition that has brought distinction to the University of Idaho.

Kathy Heinsohn Attends Zika Conference in Baltimore

On May 23, 206, Kathy Heinsohn, BCE and David Gammel, ESA's executive director, attended a “Zika Virus Readiness” event at Johns Hopkins University that was held by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.

In Memoriam: Dan Gerling (1936–2016)

The whole entomological community, especially all scientists working worldwide with whiteflies and whitefly related aspects, mourns the very sad loss of Prof Dan Gerling, Emeritus Professor of Entomology at Tel Aviv University (Israel), who passed away on 26th March 2016 at the age of 79 after a short period of illness. He will be remembered for his inexhaustible energy and warm enthusiasm that he always transmitted to all who had the good fortune to know him personally and work side by side with him.

C. Michael Smith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. C. Michael (Mike) Smith was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Research Workshop held in Stellenbosch, South Africa from March 5-8, 2016, based on his extensive leadership, research and teaching contributions in insect plant resistance.

Kristine Braman Named Head of UGA Entomology Dept

Dr. S. Kristine Braman has been named head of the Entomology Department at the University of Georgia. Dr. Braman joined the University of Georgia Entomology faculty in 1989 after earning degrees from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Forestry and the University of Kentucky. She has served as director of the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture since 2011 and as interim assistant dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the UGA Griffin campus.

Maggie Hardy Elected Fellow of the RES

Dr. Maggie Hardy, a research fellow at the University of Queensland in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia, was recently elected to serve as a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society in the United Kingdom.

In Memoriam: Richard H. Shukle

In memory of our friend and colleague Dr. Richard H. Shukle,
May 11, 1946 to December 29, 2015.

By Brandon Schemerhorn

Veterinary Entomologists Gather in San Antonio

Veterinary entomologists (and members of the ESA MUVE section) gathered in San Antonio, TX during January 2016 to participate in the S-1060 USDA Multi-state Project "Fly management in animal agriculture systems and impacts on animal health and food safety."

This annual workshop aids in the focus of research efforts and provides an opportunity for the development of collaborative efforts in research and extension among veterinary entomologists across the United States.

ESA and RES Leaders Meet in Dublin

In September 2015, an ESA delegation met with members of the Royal Entomological Society to discuss the 2016 International Congress of Entomology and the Grand Challenge Agenda for Entomology. Members of both organizations are shown in the photo above.

Geden and Ahrens Win Veterinary Entomology Awards

Chris Geden was conferred the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Entomology, and Elmer Ahrens, BCE received the Industry Appreciation Award, both presented by the Livestock Insect Workers Conference.