Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; July 3, 2020—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America has voted to rename its student quiz bowl, previously known as the Linnaean Games, as the “Entomological Games.” ...

Annapolis, MD; June 11, 2020—Diseases spread by insects and other public health threats are not confined by national borders. The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to end the relationship between the U.S. and the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has been on the front lines of every major infectious disease outbreak since its foundation, from Ebola and Zika to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also plays a critical role in helping manage and protect against diseases spread by insects and their relatives. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 1, 2020—The field of entomology has been immeasurably enriched by black scientists, including Dr. Charles H. Turner, likely the first black professional entomologist in the United States, and Dr. Ernest J. Harris, who will be honored in the 2020 ESA Founders’ Memorial Award Lecture, among many others. But these scientists have faced numerous barriers, both historically and, sadly, through the present day. ...

Annapolis, MD; May 26, 2020—Michelle Samuel-Foo, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2020, the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), taking place November 15-18 in Orlando. ...

Annapolis, MD; May 19, 2020—This summer, the Entomological Society of America will transition its online member community to a platform that better aligns with the needs of Society membership. To connect and collaborate with colleagues, ESA members are encouraged to visit the refreshed and redesigned ESA Networks site. In August, the ESA Community online discussion and collaboration site will be shut down. ...

Annapolis, MD; May 13, 2020—Andrew Short, Ph.D., associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator of entomology at the University of Kansas, has been appointed to represent the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Section on the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). ...

Annapolis, MD; May 7, 2020—Jessica Ware, Ph.D., assistant curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) as the organization's Vice President-Elect. ...

Annapolis, MD; March 17, 2020—The Entomological Society of America has announced a call for nominations for the role of vice president-elect of the Society. Nominations are due April 1, 2020. ...

Annapolis, MD; March 16, 2020—Amid the coronavirus crisis now unfolding around the world, some members of the public have posed questions directly to entomologists or via social media about whether mosquitoes can transmit the virus. In short: There is currently no scientific reason to believe mosquitoes can transmit the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). ...

Annapolis, MD; March 13, 2020—Timothy Schowalter, Ph.D., vice president of the Entomological Society of America, has announced his resignation as an officer and Governing Board member of the Society. ...

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