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Dr. Janine Caira: AntU Lunchtime Presentation

Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:00pm – 12:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rm 130, Biology/Physics Building (91 N Eagleville Rd)

12:00noon – 12:30pm: Dr. Janine Caira, UConn Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Director of the CT State Museum of Natural History

AntU: Year Two and Counting!

Launched by a 2016 NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research award to EEB, the Carl and Marian Rettenmeyer Army Ant Guest Collection’s broader impact component has become a truly remarkable University wide initiative—AntU! With content driven by the amazingly complex biological system of army ants and their guests, faculty, staff and students across UConn have been working together on creative collaborations with Poetry, Digital Media and Design, Engineering, Puppetry, Human Rights, and others. AntU Day celebrates these efforts and the EEB Biodiversity Research Collections that continue to inspire ambitious projects and plans, which now extend into 2020.

Join us Thursday July 26 at noon for a lively 30-minute lunchtime talk with Dr. Janine Caira, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Director of the CT State Museum of Natural History, then 'Be Our Guest' for an afternoon of unique learning opportunities for all ages. From 12:30-4:00pm you can meet members of the AntU team, see army ant guests at our microscope and database stations, share your ideas, and pick-up some fun giveaways. You can also take a tour of the Collections and Greenhouse, and visit the Dairy Bar truck for your FREE Dairy Bar ant-topped ice cream!

This AntU program is presented by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the CT State Museum of Natural History.

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This program is free and open to the public!

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