Posts Tagged ‘illinois’

Mark this on your calendar: February 27 is the 27th annual Insect Fear Film Festival. Hosted by the entomology graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the festival showcases two (usually terrible) arthropod movies.  This year’s delectable offerings are The Black Scorpion (1957) and Ice Crawlers (2003).

If bad movies aren’t your thing, the festival also has an insect art competition, live insect displays, face painting, and other buggy entertainment.  As way of a preview, Jo-anne posted her pics of last years event here.  I’ve put the full announcement below: (more…)

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Moving to Illinois

The more avid readers (that’s you, mom!) may have noticed a lack of activity on the blog of late.  Life has intruded.  Next week I will be leaving my job at the University of Arizona and taking a new one in Illinois.  This means tying up loose ends on the beetle project, saying goodbye to friends, and moving a house.   Full-on blogging will resume by mid-August, I presume, once the dust has settled.

There is much I will miss about Tucson, but on the other hand I’ll be joining the Entomology Department at Champaign-Urbana, one of the world’s finest centers of insect research.

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