Congratulations to Brian and Irina, appointed the new Faculty Deans for Leverett House!
From The Harvard Gazette:
"Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana announced today the appointment of Professor Brian Farrell and Oakes Ames Herbarium curatorial assistant Irina Ferreras as the faculty deans for Leverett House.
“I’m so excited to welcome Brian and Irina, two extraordinary members of our community, into these roles,” Khurana said. “Both of them have a longstanding commitment to...
Brian presented as part of the panel "Las Inteligencias" at Chile's Congreso Futuro 2018. This annual event brings together great thinkers from across the globe to discuss the challengesthe world faces and how to improve the future. Live streamed on Jan 20, the video is now available on YouTube:
At the heart of every great collection, be it art, books, or specimens, lies the soul of a passionate collector. David Rockefeller had a passion for beetles and collected more than 150,000 specimens, beginning as a seven-year-old naturalist and continuing throughout his life. This fall,...
Ricardo recently traveled to Germany to hand-carry a returning loan of 383 specimens, 40 of which were type specimens. What makes such a seemingly mundane task so intriguing? This pre-WWII loan was from the Königsberg Amber Collection, much of which was lost during the war.
The Harvard Gazette has highlighted this unexpected result of our NSF TCN “Fossil Insect Collaborative: A Deep-Time Approach to Studying Diversification and Response to Environmental Change.”...
Congratulations to Amanda Evans for successfully defending her thesis, "Molecular phylogeny of the wood-boring beetle family Buprestidae and insights into the evolution of host use." Well earned, Amanda!
Brian Farrell's lecture, Biology of Consciousness, live broadcasted world-wide, drew an audience that packed the Geological Lecture Hall at the Museum of Natural History. If you missed it, you can view the video here: