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