Month: October 2018

AntU Celebrates “The Legacy of a Lifetime of Collecting: The Carl & Marian Rettenmeyer Story”

AntU is an endeavor designed to involve a variety of academic disciplines to engage a broad audience in the wonders of the complex biological systems of army ants and their hundreds of associated species (“guests”).

On October 28th, UConn celebrated the opening of the latest AntU exhibit “The Legacy of a Lifetime of Collecting: The Carl & Marian Rettenmeyer Story.” This interactive exhibit highlights the works of Carl and Marian Rettenmeyer, exploring the biology of army ants and their guests. Visitors follow the path of a specimen from the jungle to the Biodiversity Research Collection through a series of digital interactions created by Digital Media and Design students under the instruction of Anna Lindemann and Michael Toomey.

The exhibition was produced through a collaboration between the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and our very own, UConn Digital Media & Design. It will run through Spring 2019 in the Stevens Gallery of the Homer Babbidge Library (Level B) on the Storrs campus.

Congratulations to the following faculty and students who were involved with the project:

Anna Lindemann & Michael Toomey

Ali Betlej, Thomas Carter, Nini Constable, Rae Enzie, Corlis Fraga, Allie Marsh, Jacob Rodier, Ali Sailer, Sarah Shattuck, & Helena Sirken

Click here to learn more about AntU.