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
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 - formerly from University of Arizona - is hired as the new Harold E. & Leona M. Rice Professor of Systematic Entomology. Dr.
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, 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.
Dr. Marshall travelled to Reno Nevada this fall as one of several coordinators organizing the 2008 Entomological Collections Network (ECN) meeting.
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.
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!
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).
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.