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MCZ Ichthyologists receive ASIH Awards

July 12, 2018
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George Lauder, awarded the Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award, and former MCZ Curatorial Associate of Ichthyology Karsten Hartel, awarded the Spiritus Collections Award.  Both awards are presented annually by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist (ASIH) at their annual meeting, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH). The Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award recognizes a member of ASIH for an outstanding body of work in any area of ichthyology and the Spirit Collections Award recognizes excellence in... Read more about MCZ Ichthyologists receive ASIH Awards
Allison Shultz

Allison Shultz to be the Curator of Birds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

July 4, 2018
Allison Shultz, former MCZ graduate student, will be the new Curator of Birds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles starting in September 2018. The collection has over 121,000 bird specimens from over 5,400 species, and specializes in North America, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Ocean. Allison studied avian population genetics and evolution in... Read more about Allison Shultz to be the Curator of Birds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
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New species honors the late Farish Jenkins

June 22, 2018

A new paper in the MCZ journal Breviora describes a new species of tetrapodomorph sarcopterygian, Eusthenopteron jenkinsi. The species is named in honor of the late Dr. Farish A. Jenkins, Jr., beloved faculty member and curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the MCZ, for his central role in the Nunavut Paleontological Expeditions from 1999 to 2008. He was a key contributor to the anatomical research, the...

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Jim Hanken Goshen County Field Site Visit

MCZ faculty, staff visit Harvard's Wyoming field site

June 19, 2018

MCZ Faculty Director Jim Hanken, Faculty-Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Stephanie Pierce and Preparator Chris Capobianco visited the Harvard-owned land in Goshen County, Wyoming last week.  This was the first visit to the site in nearly 80 years, when paleontologist excavated about 4,000 pounds of material.  Read more about the visit in The Torrington Telegram.

 

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George Lauder

George Lauder named Harvard College Professor

May 23, 2018
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George Lauder, named Harvard College Professor. It is a five-year appointment providing faculty with extra support, one way Harvard awards excellence in teaching.
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