Celebrate Entomology

Please join us as we Celebrate Entomology!

The Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to host Celebrate Entomology this spring, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The event will include a public endowed lecture by The Ohio State University Prof. Carol Anelli, Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, entomology historian, and recipient of prestigious teaching awards, a presentation by Dr. Robert Suranyi, Director of Business Development at MGK, recipient of the Hodson Graduate Alumni Award, and the Entomology Department awards. This event is open to alumni, students, department, college and university colleagues, stakeholders, and industry partners.

All events are taking place in Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul MN

9:00-10:45am   -   Student and Post-Doc Poster Session, Land O-Lakes Room

11:00-12:15pm   -   Richards-Hodson Endowed Lecture, Room 335
Captivated by insects! Darwin, Research, and Education Abroad
Professor Carol Anelli, The Ohio State University

12:30-1:30pm   -   Lunch Break

1:45-2:45pm   -   Hodson Graduate Alumni Presentation, Room 335
Entomology does not have an “I” in it
Robert Suranyi, MGK, Director of Business Development

2:45-3:30pm  -  Entomology Department Awards, Room 335

More information on the Richards-Hodson Endowed Lecture given by Professor Carol Anelli -

Captivated by insects! Darwin, Research, and Education Abroad

Join us as Prof. Anelli shares her inspiration to conduct research and lead an exciting education abroad course to London and Cambridge that explores ‘Evolution in Darwin’s World and Ours’. Her interest in the history of entomology stemmed from a course in graduate school and led to her research on Benjamin Walsh, a 19th-century entomologist and correspondent of Charles Darwin. Dr. Anelli will share career tips and leave us wanting to join her on her next trip.

Dr. Carol Anelli discovered a love of insects as child playing in the woods and gardens in Connecticut. With no career plan in sight, she earned a BA in biology (Southern Connecticut State University), then spent four years as an immunology research tech at Yale University before pursuing MS & PhD degrees at the University of Illinois where her research focus was insect physiology. Subsequently, Dr. Anelli was a faculty member in Entomology and the Honors College Associate Dean and Thesis Director at Washington State University (WSU) before she moved to The Ohio State University as Associate Chair and subsequently Interim Chair. She is well-known for her leadership in teaching and pedagogy and her contributions to the history of entomology. Her achievements have been recognized with several awards including the Sahlin Award for instruction, WSU's highest teaching award. In 2020, Dr. Anelli was elected as an ESA (Entomological Society of America) Fellow.

Carol Anelli presentation poster
Celebrate Entomology program