With profound sadness, we note the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jim McCarthy, on December 11th after a protracted illness. Jim was a towering figure, whose impact as a scholar, policy advisor, and human being was extraordinary. The MCZ community is greatly diminished by his loss, and we will all feel Jim’s absence deeply.
The MCZ is saddened to say that MCZ Faculty governing board memember, Robert (Bobby) Goelet, passed away earlier this month at the age of 96. To say that Bobby led a very full life doesn't come close to capturing all that he did and experienced. After graduating from Harvard in 1945 with an A.B. in history, Bobby was a champion for natural history research, collections, and conservation. Among the many distinguished appointments he held, in addition to the MCZ Faculty, was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History.
The MCZ is delighted to welcome the 2019 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellows, Miquéias Ferrão, Cong Liu, Tiago Simões and Stephen Pates. We held a small reception to celebrate their arrival and hear Prof. Wilson talk about their important role in describing new species.
This fellowship is made possible through a generous founding gift from Edward O. Wilson, Faculty-Curator Emeritus and University Research Professor Emeritus, with support from additional donors (allowing an inaugural year of four fellows, including two Alexander Agassiz fellows...