Congratulations to Sang Il Kim, awarded the Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award (Program Award) from The Coleopterists Society for his project, "Target enrichment phylogenomics of longhorned beetle genus Anoplophora Hope, 1839 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) with emphasis on their adaptation to the temperate zone."
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning has announced the receipients of their Fall 2019 teaching awards. We are pleased to learn that both Alyssa Hernandez and Sang Il Kim have been awarded Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching.
Alyssa was awarded as a Teaching Fellow for OEB 10: Foundations fo Biological Diversity
Sang was awarded as a Teaching Fellow for OEB 275R: Phylogenetics and Phylogeography in the Era of Genomics.
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Congratulations to Sang! He received 2nd place in the graduate student oral competition (SysEB, Taxonomy and Diversity) for the President's Prize, at the 2019 Entomological Society of America National Meeting for his talk: "Target enrichment adds values to history: DNA mining from museum specimens"
Brian discusses the Amazon's fire crisis with Colleen Walsh of The Harvard Gazette:
"But the very fact that we could reach the tipping point this year should be enough to focus world attention on this crisis, just as if an asteroid were headed toward Earth. Where it lands is not the concern only of the country impacted, but everyone on the planet. The Amazon fire is like that, a local problem of global significance."
On May 7 & 8, the two-day conference "Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change" was held, hosted by the Climate Change Initiative at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Organized by Brian D. Farrell, Bruno de Medeiros, and...
Congratulations to Patrick Gorring for successfully defending his dissertation "Gene to Genus: Systematics and Population Dynamics in Lamiini Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with Focus on Monochamus Dejean." Congratulations, Patrick!
The Rockefeller Beetles exhibit is open at the Harvard Museum of Natural History! Staff were treated to a preview this week and learned about the creation of the exhibit and importance of beetles to David Rockefeller.
Congratulations to Brian, for his appointment as the Monique and Philip Lehner Professors for the Study of Latin America. This professorship supports "a distinguished scholar of international stature whose work has contributed significantly to the economic, social, political, environmental, or historical development of Latin America, to the understanding of Latin America's artistic and cultural achievements or to the study of Latin America's relationship to the rest of the world."