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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artistic rendering of consciousness

EVENT: Biology of Consciousness

March 6, 2017

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:

It also earned a well-deserved review in The...

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Prof. Farrell at Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad

Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad

September 19, 2016

On Wed., Sept. 14, Prof. Farrell gave the inaugural presentation at the Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad, in Bogotá, Colombia. 

"Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad is a Colombian initiative that aims to create a space for national and international conferences, with the purpose of discussing the importance of preserving biodiversity around us. In addition, it aims to show how, through science research, one can find alternative options to gain value from biodiversity in a sustainable manner." (description from ...

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Sang Il Kim at desk with microscope

2016 SSB Graduate Student Research Award

July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Sang! He received a Graduate Student Research Award from the Society of Systematic Biologists  towards his study of diurnal longhorn beetle radiation in the Caribbean.