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To Boldly Go, and the Chancellor Did: To an Insect Museum!

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“To Boldy Go.” UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, a Star Trek enthusiast, coined that theme last year when he launched the university's 10-year strategic planning process. It's aimed at bringing together everyone's bold ideas to “propel us...

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Innovation Natural Resources

Why Excitement Surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane during the recent "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" (TODS) Day. It was a day for UC Davis employees to bring their offspring to campus to show what they and their peers do,...

Bigger, Better, Buglier: Impressive Science

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the bugs! Bigger. Better. Buglier. It was Saturday, April 18,  the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, and several thousand folks filed into the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the displays. The theme: "Bigger, Better,...

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:24 PM

The Wonders You'll See at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the wonders you'll see at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! It's sort of like the wonders of the world but this is a science-based event at UC Davis. Scheduled Saturday, Feb. 18, it's a special day for the public to go behind the...

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Yes, an Insect Museum Can Have Mounted Heads, Too!

Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you enter the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building, on Crocker Lane, University of California, Davis, be sure to look up. Way up! Way up? Where? Up there, on your left!  See them? Above the shelved...

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

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