Thomas Miller, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, has joined a team of Rwandan researchers to examine why a sizable portion of their coffee crop is being compromised by a defect called "potato taste." There is growing evidence that the potato taste may be
Stuart Mitchell, principal technical specialist at PestWest Environmental, will complete a PhD in Clinical Psychology in September of this year.
Dr. B. Rogers Leonard of Louisiana State University was named the 2012 winner of the Insect Research and Control Conference Award for Excellence in Cotton Integrated Pest Management.
Greg Loeb, an entomology professor at Cornell University, and his colleague Serguei Triapitsyn found a fairfly wasp (Gonatocerus ovicenatus) along the roadside at the campus of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y.
Gene Robinson, a professor at the University of Illinois, has been named director of the UI's Institute for Genomic Biology, pending approval by trustees next week. Dr.
Richard "Dick" Rice of Kingsburg, Calif. passed away on Dec. 24, 2011, at the age of 74. Dr. Rice was an active member of the Entomological Society of America.
Michael Ivie, a professor at Montana State University, along with Crystal Maier, a PhD student at the University of Kansas, and University of Idaho entomologist James B.
Walter Leal, a professor at the University of California, Davis, is a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, joining the ranks of such imminent scientists as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.
Subramanyam "Subi" Bhadriraju, a professor of grain science at Kansas State University, has been appointed the first Donald A. Wilbur Endowed Professor in Stored-Product Protection at K-State. Dr. Bhadriraju will begin the three-year appointment on Jan. 1, 2012.

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