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Vertebrate Paleontology rallies to create virtual labs for OEB course

May 4, 2020
Phil Fahn-Lai, Stephanie Pierce Lab grad student and OEB Teaching Fellow, rose to the challenge when all Harvard courses went online earlier this spring. A significant component to OEB 126 Vertebrate Paleontology, is handling MCZ fossils during in-person labs. When Phil learned students would no longer be on campus for these labs, he spent his last few days on campus scanning as many fossil specimens as possible. He then designed an interactive website... Read more about Vertebrate Paleontology rallies to create virtual labs for OEB course
Posthumous portrait of Louis Agassiz by Henry Ulke (oil on canvas), signed and dated (1876) in lower left-hand corner, after restoration (ex Ulke Family Collection, Swann 2013, sale 2324, lot 328, in part); courtesy of ERB library

US Capitol’s lost painting of MCZ founder found after 150 years by Belgian shark researcher

March 26, 2020

Three years after Louis Agassiz died, Washington-based photographer Henry Ulke, also known as the ‘Painter of presidents’ and the photographer of Lincoln’s famous deathbed picture, painted Agassiz’s posthumous portrait (oil on canvas). In 1877, this portrait was purchased by the US Capitol (Washington DC). Thereafter, it soon went missing and remained unnoticed for nearly one hundred and fifty years, until the same portrait was recently found by shark researcher Frederik Mollen (Belgium) at a sale by Swann Auction Galleries, New York.

Many institutions provided archival...

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Scott Edwards and colleague awarded the inaugural Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award

March 9, 2020

Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator of Ornithology Dr. Scott Edwards and colleague Dr. Richard Kliman, the recipients of the first ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award

This award recognizes individuals who have strengthened our community by promoting...

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