January 2011 - Ratcliffe Receives International Honor
A career of studying beetles has earned Brett Ratcliffe an honorary membership into the Coleopterists Society.
The award was presented during the organization's annual meeting in December in San Diego. The international society is devoted to the study of beetles. The award is the Coleopterists Society's highest honor, given in recognition of devotion to the study of beetles and dedication to the discipline.
Ratcliffe is curator of the Entomology Research Collections at the University of Nebraska State Museum and a professor in the Department of Entomology. He has been a member of the society for more than 40 years. He served as the group's president (1983-1984), secretary (1995-2009), councilor (1989-1990) and monograph co-editor (1995-2009).
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October 2010 - MSU Alumna Wins International Prize for Paper on Beetles
Montana State University alumna Katie Hopp has won the J. Gordon Edwards Prize for the world's best scientific paper based on a master's degree thesis about the biology and evolution of beetles.
Hopp will receive a plaque and cash prize at the 2010 annual meeting of the Coleopterists Society, an international group devoted to studying beetles.
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