richard_leschenRichard Leschen, a researcher specializing in beetles at Landcare Research in New Zealand, has been selected to receive the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the department of entomology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

Leschen, who classifies microorganisms into broader categories based on shared features, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Southwest Missouri State University in 1984, his master’s degree in entomology from the University of Arkansas in 1988 and his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1995. Read More