Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium

Joseph McHugh will discuss the Virtual Roach Project, a Web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool.

The project links morphological terminology with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs and photomicrographs. Users are able to explore the anatomy of a cockroach through a virtual dissection.

The talk coincides with the exhibit “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist,” which includes rare watercolor illustrations from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript collections and borrowed from four other museums, The exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and will be on view through August. 

The Woodruff Center for the Natural History of Georgia collects and preserves for scholarly research historical resources that reflect and document the natural history of the State of Georgia. The Center includes the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Natural History of the Chattahoochee Valley Collection.