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Gene Robinson and May Berenbaum on Reddit's Ask Me Anything

Gene Robinson and May Berenbaum featured on Reddit's Ask Me Anything

IGB Director and Swanlund Chair in Entomology Gene Robinson, with Swanlund Chair and Head of Entomology May Berenbaum, were featured on Reddit's Ask Me Anything (AMA) on February 14. The popular series has included celebrities, scientists, authors, artists, U.S. presidents and more, and allows individuals to post questions online to be answered by the host. This was the first AMA with an IGB members as the hosts.

Camp Participants Forecast Bright Future for Women in Plant Science

Last week’s cloudy skies and frequent rain contributed to an unusually wet central Illinois summer, but could not dampen the enthusiasm for science displayed by 24 middle school girls who converged on the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) to learn about plants, pollination and technology.

May Berenbaum to Receive 2011 Tyler Prize

University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, an international award that recognizes “those individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world.” Previous Tyler Prize recipients include American biologist and Pulitzer Prize-win

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