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West Eugene Wetlands Partnership visits OSAC

The West Eugene Wetlands (Oregon) remain today as one of the last remnants of the Willamette Valley wetland prairie habitats that once were far more expansive.   Bureau of Land Management workers: Stephanie McNight and Josh Harrison visited OSAC to help identify some insects found on rare/endangered plants i

OSAC Director elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Stevan J. Arnold is elected into the American Academy of Arts & Science.  Dr. Arnold has served as the Director for the Oregon State Arthropod Collection for a number of years.  Although trained as a Herpetologist and known for his research on evolutionary biology of snakes - Dr.

Dr. David Maddison hired

Dr. David Maddison - formerly from University of Arizona - is hired as the new Harold E. & Leona M. Rice Professor of Systematic Entomology.  Dr.

National Science Foundation funds Curation of OSAC beetles

The Oregon State Arthropod Collection has just recieved word from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that a proposal, submitted by coPI's: Stevan J. Arnold and Christopher J.

William Leach visits OSU to talk about Butterfly People

William Leach, Professor of History at Columbia University visited OSU to deliver a seminar to the OSU History Department on his upcoming book: Butterfly People, to be published by Pantheon Books next year. 

OSAC helps coordinate 2008 ECN meeting in Reno

Dr. Marshall travelled to Reno Nevada this fall as one of several coordinators organizing the 2008 Entomological Collections Network (ECN) meeting.

OSU presents Chair to Harold Rice

OSAC curator, along with Anne Ruggiero from the OSU Foundation, traveled to Coburg, OR to visit with Harold Rice and present him with a University Chair - repleat with a golden OSU emblem on the back. 

4H State Fair

OSAC assisted Josh Vlach (Oregon Dept. Agriculture, Salem) with the judging for 4H at the State Fairground in Salem. If you're up at the State Fair and want to see some outstanding examples of young entomologists - stop by the 4H pavillion and check out the collections! 

Portland Zoo Entomophiles visit OSAC

Oregon Zoo summer interns visit OSAC to learn about insects; OSAC hosted an hour-long tour of the collection for students working with the Oregon Zoo as part of their Insectarium (or Insect Zoo).

McMinville Public Library Outreach

What do you get when you mix 75 energetic kids and an assortment of cool arthropods -- you get: McMinville Public Library's summer reading program, which focussed on insects this year.