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UMMZ Mammal Collections suspending operations during relocation!!!

In preparation of the relocation of our collections to the Varsity Drive facility, the UMMZ Mammal Collection will suspend its operations beginning Wednesday, June 1st!

5/31/2016 |  (more)

Deadly snakes or just pretending? The evolution of mimicry

Alison Davis-Rabosky and her co-authors published an impressive Nature Communications paper, Coral snakes predict the evolution of mimicry across New World snakes.

5/6/2016 |  (more)

Invasive species ID’d at regional UMMZ Fish Division workshop

The Fish Division of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology hosted two workshops dealing with identification of invasive and potentially invasive fish species on April 4-5, 2016 at the Varsity Drive collections facility.

4/26/2016 |  (more)

Thomaz wins prestigious Rackham Predoc Fellowship

EEB and UMMZ graduate student Andréa Thomaz has been selected to receive the prestigious Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. Thomaz’s advisor is Professor Lacey Knowles.

4/19/2016 |  (more)

Global Michigan article about a Himalayan bird mystery features Janet Hinshaw

Researchers on a trip to the Himilayas noticed distinct differences in the songs of a local thrush. They wondered if these differences meant the thrush was actually two species. Unable to collect birds locally, they contacted the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology and Janet Hinshaw to provide DNA samples from the museum's extensive bird collection.

3/6/2016 |  (more)

Huang awarded UMMZ Tinkle Scholarship

EEB graduate student Jen-Pan Huang is this year's recipient of the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from the U-M Museum of Zoology.

UMMZ's most prestigious student award is given on the basis of outstanding performance as a doctoral student.

1/29/2016 |  (more)

Chakrabarty named TED Fellow

Prosanta Chakrabarty, evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist (Ph.D. EEB 2006), was named one of 21 TED Fellows for 2016. TED is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

1/6/2016 |  (more)

Nearly $1.5 million in donations to UMMZ from Cohn bequest

A series of extremely generous donations from Dr. Theodore J. Cohn created the Theodore H. Hubbell Endowment for Systematic Research in Orthoptera Fund at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

11/20/2015 |  (more)

Museums ID Day in the news

The annual ID Day at the Ruthven Museums Building drew over 725 citizen scientists of all ages on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

10/4/2015 |  (more)

Knowles named Robert Payne Collegiate Professor

Lacey Knowles has been named the Robert B. Payne Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

10/20/2015 |  (more)


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