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Myers Endowed Award for Field Research established

To honor Professor Emeritus Phil Myers’ passion for and contributions to field biology and his commitment to education, Professor Emeritus James Patton, University of California, Berkeley, gave a generous gift to create the Dr. Phil Myers Endowed Award for Field Research.

4/22/2015 |  (more)

Fish division hosts workshop on invasive fish species for Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The UMMZ Division of Fishes was pleased to host a workshop on identification of invasive fish species for members of the Law Enforcement Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission  (GLFC) at the Varsity Drive collection facility.

3/25/2015 |  (more)

UMMZ staff honored with well-deserved LSA Outstanding Team Award

The exemplary staff of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology was honored with the College of LSA Outstanding Team Award at a special ceremony recently.

3/5/2015 |  (more)

Behind the Scenes Day 2015

Behind the Scenes Day is a rare opportunity to see collections at the four museums of the Ruthven Museums Building: the Museums of Anthropological Archaeology, Natural History, Paleontology, and Zoology. Visitors were welcomed into collections areas, research laboratories, exhibit preparation areas, and other spaces not usually open to the public.

2/8/2015 |  (more)

Doug Nelson featured in Brazilian Society of Ichthyologists Bulletin

The Brazilian Society of Ichthyologist Bulletin features an interview with Doug Nelson, collections manager for the Museum of Zoology’s Fish Division at the University of Michigan. The article is written by Andréa Thomaz, a U-M graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology.

1/6/2015 2:54:39 PM |  (more)

UMMZ helps host FEMMES Saturday Science Capstones

On a recent Saturday on the campus of the University of Michigan, an educational outreach program called FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and Science) held one of its biannual Saturday Science Capstone events.

11/24/2014 |  (more)

Local Middle School Visits Mammal Collections

Forty-one students and their teachers from St. Damian Middle School recently visited the UMMZ Mammal Division as part of a fieldtrip to the UM Museum of Natural History.

11/24/2014 |  (more)

Smith and Badgley receive SVP awards

Congratulations to Catherine Badgley and Jerry Smith for winning prestigious awards at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

11/5/2014 |  (more)

Shi wins N. American Society for Bat Research’s Koopman Prize

Shi presented "Speciation and skull morphological evolution are decoupled across extant bats," at the NASBR’s 44th annual symposium in Albany, NY, October 22 – 25.

10/29/2014 |  (more)

Animal Diversity Web mobile app released

The Animal Diversity Web announces a beautiful, informative set of interactive pocket guides for Great Lakes parks, zoos, and museums. Each guide includes information on wildlife, visiting the park, zoo, or museum, and trails that guide you in exploring the natural features of each place.

10/20/2014 |  (more)


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