The Fall semester has officially kicked into gear! And with it, we are thrilled to start a new school year with a fine crew of incoming graduate students. Please join me in welcoming to the department:
Congratulations, everyone! We are so pleased you have chosen UMD for your academic endeavors and we wish you all the best in your studies and research. If you see our new grads around, be sure to say hi!
Dr. John Davidson, Professor Emeritus was honored at the International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies in Catania, Italy in mid-June. This 4-day event is compiled of scale insect presentations, discussions on recent research achievements in the field, and even sightseeing field trips around the country. The symposium is attended by guests from around the world, bringing a vast network knowledge along with them. Davidson was nominated and honored by his peers with the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Coccidology”. Pictured below is John wearing a T-shirt created in his honor. Congratulations, John! To learn more about the symposium visit their website.
Since Dr. vanEngelsdorp's national publication, Multiyear survey targeting disease incidence in US honey bees In Apidologie this past May, the research has created quite the hot topic for journalists all over the world. This data produced by the Bee Informed Partnership (vanEngelsdorp Lab) has been referenced and quoted in numerous articles since the day it was released and there are no signs of this buzz-worthy news dying down anytime soon. vanEnglesdorp was just recently interviewed in a Care2 article aimed towards celebrating National Honey Bee Day which occurred this past Saturday, August 20th. The public concern for bee declines seems to be real and growing, undoubtedly with the help of such prestigious research and online journalists spreading the word. Great work, Bee Lab!