• UK Entomology Graduate Student Lauren Fann from Dr. Bessin’s Lab was the recipient of two recent awards. Lauren was selected for a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board for 2020 - 2021. In addition, Lauren received a Conference Award from the University of Kentucky Graduate Student Congress.

    January 5, 2021
  • UK Entomology professor Dr. Ken Haynes won the 2020 George E. Mitchell Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate Students given by our college. A well-deserved honor recognizing his outstanding service to Entomology graduate studies program.Congratulation to Dr. Haynes! 

    November 23, 2020
  • Beth Kyre, Quanquan Liu, Amanda Dunaway, Austin Merchant and Flavia Pampolini received Richards Graduate Student Research Activity Awards from the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. These awards provide financial assistance with a specific graduate student project. Congratulations!

    November 23, 2020
  • UK Entomology brought "home" several awards from this year's virtual Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting. Zachary Bragg, Smitha George, Johnalyn Gordon, Hannah Hollowell, and Anna Pasternak won awards in the ESA student competition. Dr. Clare Rittschof received ESA early career award. Congratulations to all award winners!

    November 23, 2020
  • Rosenwald

    UK Entomology staff member and graduate student Laura Rosenwald has won the 2020 Shelby Stamper Award for Outreach. This $150 award is offered annually to an individual department member who has made outstanding contributions to entomology outreach during their time at UK. It's named in memory of Shelby Stamper, a former staff member who could always be counted on to volunteer for outreach projects. Laura served as president of the H.

    November 23, 2020
  • UK Entomology MS student Grayson Grume's manuscript, entitled "Honey robbing causes coordinated changes in foraging and nest defense in the honey bee, Apis mellifera," has recently been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Animal Behaviour. Congratulations, Grayson!

    November 6, 2020
  • Pest Control Technology (PCT) Magazine receently published a guide to poderpost beetle control, authored by UK Entomologist Dr. Mike Potter. Find the guide here: https://www.pctonline.com/article/your-guide-to-powderpost-beetles/

    November 6, 2020
  • UK Entomologist Dr. Clare Rittschof is the recipient of the Early Career Innovation Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Read more details about this award: http://news.ca.uky.edu/article/rittschof-receives-esa%E2%80%99s-early-career-innovation-award

    September 29, 2020
  • Dr. Clare Rittschof & Dr. Nick Teets of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology are recipients of research awards from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and The Environment (CAFE). Dr. Rittschoff received the Prestigious Paper Award for her contributions to the field of functional genomics related to bee behavior. Dr. Teets received the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship award for earning more than $2 million in funding for his research on insects and extreme climatic conditions in Antarctica.

    September 21, 2020
  • Master's student Anna Pasternak, of the Palli Lab, recently spoke with Megan James of WKYT about her Kentucky Tick Surveillance Program. Anna's work is going to be of great benefit to Kentuckians who are worried about the public health effects of ticks in the state.
    May 27, 2020