Embracing our Environment

Integrating the Natural World with the Arts

This Series is supported by the NEH Humanities and Arts Fund

Fall 2023 Series

All activities and events are open to the entire USJ community (students, faculty, and staff)

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 6 from 11-11:50 a.m. | ONLINE PRESENTATION

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Human Culture Stands on Six Legs

From parasites to pollinators, insects impact human culture in a surprising number of ways. Evidence of insects as sources of nutrition, medicine, and technology, as mythological symbols, and inspiration for art, literature, and music, date to our earliest historical records and surrounds us in countless forms today.

Dr. Barrett Klein studied entomology at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.  He has created natural history exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History , and is currently a Professor of Biology at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he studies insect behavior, sleep biology, and the ways in which insects have effected humans throughout history.