Irina Ferreras and Brian D. Farrell

Prof. Farrell & Irina Ferreras appointed Leverett House Faculty Deans!

March 21, 2018

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...

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Sang Il Kim at desk with microscope

Sang's quals

March 12, 2018
Congratulations to Sang on successfully passing his qualifying exam on Wednesday, February 28!
Image of Brian D. Farrell presenting at Congreso Futuro 2018

Congreso Futuro 2018

January 20, 2018

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:

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Neadelphus protae holotype in amber

Digitization of fossils uncovers pre-WWII loan

August 7, 2017

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.”...

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Amanda Evans, Brian D. Farrell, and Naomi Pierce

Successful defense!

August 3, 2017

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! 


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