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Entomology News 2009


Bruce Godby (BS '87) Passes Away

by Kathy Heinsohn
March 26, 2009

Bruce Godby, 49, passed peacefully away at his home on the morning of March 13th, 2009 after a one year and a half long battle with stomach cancer.  Born in Lebanon, Indiana, Bruce made his home in Prospect Park, PA for the last 30 years.  Bruce received his B.S. degree in Entomology from Purdue University in 1987.   [More...]

Greg Hunt selected as University Faculty Scholar

by Steve Yaninek
March 23, 2009

Congratulations to Greg Hunt who has been selected as a University Faculty Scholar.


John Shukle wins first place at ESA-NCB meeting

by Steve Yaninek
March 18, 2009

Congratulations to John Shukle who won first place for his oral presentation on “Species identification of wood-boring beetles using mtDNA from gallery frass”.


Purdue University receives Educational Video for Youth award for 'Catch the Reading Bug'

March 13, 2009

Purdue University has been selected to receive the "Educational Video for Youth” award at the annual meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, MO.


Christian Krupke and other Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

by Andrew Pollack
New York Times
February 19, 2009

Biotechnology companies are keeping university scientists from fully researching the effectiveness and environmental impact of the industry’s genetically modified crops, according to an unusual complaint issued by a group of those scientists.


Dr. Max Summers (PhD '68) Receives 'Father of Baculovirus Expression Technology' Award

Discover Entomology
Texas A&M University
February 19, 2009

The pioneer and co-inventor of the most innovative technology in the life sciences field was recognized with an organization’s highest award during a recent conference in San Antonio.


Norm Ehmann, a Strong Advocate for Industry Training and Education and long time friend of Entomology at Purdue, Passes Away

by Brad Harbison
PCT Online
February 5, 2009

SALINAS, Calif. — Norm Ehmann, former vice president of Van Waters & Rogers (now Univar) who was considered one of the pest control industry’s top goodwill ambassadors, died Monday from cancer. He was 84.


Bob Waltz (MS’82, PhD ‘86) recognized by State group

Purdue Agriculture In Focus
February 2, 2009

Robert Waltz, Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner, received the 2008 Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association Award of Merit at the 2009 Indiana Green Expo in Indianapolis. The award is given annually to a business, institution, job, or individual which the INLA feels has contributed significantly to the industry.


Ice storm tree damage offers chance to detect emerald ash borer

By Jennifer Stewart
Purdue News Service
January 29, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Wood debris from January ice storms in Southern Indiana and Kentucky provides an opportunity for emerald ash borer detection, said one Purdue University expert.


Entomology Staff Recognized by Provost

By Steve Yaninek
January 22, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two Entomology/CERIS staff were recognized today for their years of service to Purdue at the Provost’s Recognition Luncheon.