It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our colleague Dick Lewontin died on Sunday, July 4th after a lengthy period of ill health. He was best known for his stellar population genetics work, and to those close to him, for his generosity and collegiality. He arrived at the MCZ in 1973, and held one of the Alexander Agassiz Professorships until 1998, and retired in 2003, but remained extremely active until his illness started a few years ago. We offer our condolences to his four sons and multiple grandchildren.
We are pleased to welcome the new director of the MCZ, Gonzalo Giribet. James Hanken is stepping down from the role after 20 years during which he was instrumental in modernizing the museum’s collection, teaching and research facilities; overseeing the recruitment of several outstanding faculty-curators; and spearheading several specimen databasing and digital imaging initiatives. We thank him for his passion for and unwavering dedication to the MCZ.
Prospecting for Functional Materials in the Entomology Collections of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, a proposal by MCZ Faculty-Curator Naomi Pierce, is one of nine research projects sharing $1 million in the seventh round of the Climate Change Solutions Fund (CCSF) awards for proposals that create...
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Javier Ortega-Hernández, recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award! This award is in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations' missions.