James Lamsdell, advised by Paul Selden of the Invertebrate Paleontology department, who received a post doctorate offer at Yale with Derek Briggs. He will focus on arthropod phylogeny and developmental biology.
Charles Michener, Entomology curator Emeritus, has learned that his former doctoral student, William Wcislo, has been appointed as the acting director of the STRI – the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. William graduated from KU in 1991 with a PhD in entomology. His specialty is the evolution and origin of social behavior in sweat bees (family Halictidae).