Library Friends Annual Meeting
May Berenbaum Talks about Bookworms
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ENJOY TEA with the Library Friends, a talk by world-famous entomologist May Berenbaum, and a brief annual meeting of the Library Friends. Free and open to the public — everyone is welcome!
About the Speaker:
May R. Berenbaum is Swanlund Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduated with a B.S. and honors in biology from Yale University and received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in ecology and evolutionary biology. Since 1980, she has been on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois, serving as head of the department since 1992.
She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Entomological Society of America, and the American Philosophical Society and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served as editor of Annual Review of Entomology since 1996 and is on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Journal of Chemical Ecology. Her research has been published in over 220 journal articles and 30 book chapters.
Devoted to fostering scientific literacy, she has authored numerous magazine articles, as well as six books, about insects for the general public. Her book Bugs in the System has been translated into German, Japanese, and Korean.
The Library Friends are a very special group of people, whose support has translated into dozens of iPads for kids to play and learn on, hundreds of lively concerts, millions of minutes read during summer reading games, and much, much more. The library's FriendShop Bookstore is staffed entirely by volunteers and run by this group. Over the years, the leadership and members have dedicated both time and money to extend the library's reach into the community. Thank you!
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