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Sang wins award at ESA 2019

November 29, 2019

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"

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Amazon blazes could speed climate change

August 28, 2019

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."

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Successful defense!

April 23, 2019
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! 
Bruno with 3 of 4 committee members

Successful defense!

September 18, 2018
Congratulations to Bruno Augusto Souza de Medeiros for successfully defending his dissertation "Evolution of Syagrus palms and their insect pollinators." Congratulations, Bruno! 
Prof. Farrell appointed Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America

Prof. Farrell appointed Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America

July 2, 2018
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."