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Remembering the Legendary Entomologist and Toxicologist Dr. John Casida

Distinguished professor John Casida (center) with his former graduate students Sarjeet Gill (left), a distinguished professor at UC Riverside, and Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. This image was taken in 2016 at UC Berkeley.

Graduate students and postdoctoral students that the legendary John Casida trained remember him with great fondness, respect and appreciation. He made a difference: a huge difference. Dr. Casida, 88, a world-renowned entomologist and toxicologist at UC...

Distinguished professor John Casida (center) with his former graduate students Sarjeet Gill (left), a distinguished professor at UC Riverside, and Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. This image was taken in 2016 at UC Berkeley.
Distinguished professor John Casida (center) with his former graduate students Sarjeet Gill (left), a distinguished professor at UC Riverside, and Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. This image was taken in 2016 at UC Berkeley.

Distinguished professor John Casida (center) with his former graduate students Sarjeet Gill (left), a distinguished professor at UC Riverside, and Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. This image was taken in 2016 at UC Berkeley.

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Feuding, Bigamy and Tunneling: Hear About The Eccentric Life of Entomologist Harrison Dyar

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published

Former Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar, noted for his research on moths and butterflies, was not your typical entomologist. He feuded with fellow entomologists, was a bigamist (married to two wives at the same time) and caused an uproar when a...

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published
Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published "Moths, Myths and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr."

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published "Moths, Myths and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr."

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Congratulations, 'Bugman' Jeff!

Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, welcomes the crowd at the Oct. 2nd college celebration honoring recipients of the Award of Distinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith of Rocklin, an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology who has saved the museum some $160,000 over a 27-year period through his volunteer service, received a well deserved "Friend of the College” Award of Distinction...

Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, welcomes the crowd at the Oct. 2nd college celebration honoring recipients of the Award of Distinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, welcomes the crowd at the Oct. 2nd college celebration honoring recipients of the Award of Distinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, welcomes the crowd at the Oct. 2nd college celebration honoring recipients of the Award of Distinction. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, recipient of a Friend of the College Award of Distinction, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, recipient of a Friend of the College Award of Distinction, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, recipient of a Friend of the College Award of Distinction, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith with some of the collection he's curated at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith with some of the collection he's curated at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith with some of the collection he's curated at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9:40 PM

An Art Car Perfect for an Entomologist

An stylized ant on the art car. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever been to the Burning Man Festival and checked out the art cars? No, and no. But last Sunday at the Berkeley Marina, we saw an art car that looked as if it could have been at the Burning Man. It was the wheel deal. And a car that an entomologist...

An stylized ant on the art car. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An stylized ant on the art car. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An stylized ant on the art car. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time will tell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time will tell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time will tell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art car  holds many treasures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art car holds many treasures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art car holds many treasures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Tags: art car (1), Berkeley (4), entomologist (5)

Thirty Eight Years in the UC System

Vern Burton

Vern Burton didn’t set out to become an entomologist.  Home from the World War II battlefields, he enrolled in Compton Community College and then the University of California, Berkeley. A family friend promised him a job in his termite control business...

Vern Burton
Vern Burton

VERN BURTON, 85, relaxes at his home in Davis. He worked in the University of California system for 38 years. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology in 1970
UC Davis Entomology in 1970

BACK IN 1970--This UC Davis Department of Entomology photo, taken Feb. 3, 1970, includes faculty, staff and Cooperative Extension specialists. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Others are not pictured. (Photo courtesy of Oscar Bacon)

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM
 
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