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Dr. Janine Caira: AntU Lunchtime Presentation

Thursday, July 27, 2017
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Biology/Physics Building

Room 130, Biology/Physics (95 N Eagleville Rd)

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Dr. Janine Caira, UConn Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

How do we DO AntU? Join AntU architect Dr. Janine Caira to learn more about this ambitious and truly unique initiative!

Launched by a 2016 NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research award to EEB, the Army Ant Guest project’s ‘Broader Impact’ is quickly expanding as a remarkable university-wide effort. Faculty, staff, volunteers and students are working together across UConn in Creative Writing, Digital Media and Design, Drama, Engineering, Puppetry, Human Rights, and more. Propelled by great teamwork, commitments of regional campuses, multiple schools/colleges, and the recent Provost's academic plan competition award, AntU continues to expand in amazing new ways.

Come Thursday, July 27 for a lively lunchtime presentation by Dr. Caira. Following the talk, we invite you to explore the exhibit and activities, meet members of the AntU team, share YOUR creative ideas, pick-up some fun giveaways, and also tour the collection or greenhouse.

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


Army Ant Guest Collection website:

AntU Day printable flyer:

This program is free and open to the public!

UConn Extension Bug Week is a College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources annual event. Extension is offering many amazing Bug Week programs this year. See the entire line-up at:


Ant U (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Digital Media & Design, Provost Office, School of Fine Arts, UConn Master Calendar

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