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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)

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)

Dan Rabosky, has been awarded a prestigious Packard Fellowship

Packard Fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive process designed to identify the best early-career scientists and engineers in the nation and to fund their research on ambitious research questions.

10/15/2014 |  (more)

On U-M Gateway: U-M biology student and nature filmmaker wins $50K National Geographic Channel exploration contest

University of Michigan senior and nature filmmaker Charlie Engelman beat out more than 700 competitors to win the National Geographic Channel's Expedition Granted contest.

9/18/2014 |  (more)

Two of six NSF awards to digitize biodiversity collections include U-M museums

The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling some $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida. Two of the grants involve collaborators in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, working at the Museum of Zoology and the Herbarium.

9/18/2014 |  (more)

Fink, leading authority on the biology and systematics of fishes, retires

William L. Fink, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator, Museum of Zoology, retired from active faculty status May 31 , 2014. “The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and researcher by naming William L. Fink professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus,” states the Regents Communication.

8/18/2014 |  (more)

Unique Pacific mollusc collection donated to UMMZ

Vern Carroll, the late University of Michigan professor emeritus of anthropology, donated thousands of mollusc shells to the U-M Museum of Zoology Mollusc Division, shortly before his death in 2013.

8/18/2014 |  (more)

EEB 433 students learn bird biology inside and out

Students taking Ornithology (EEB 433) learn their birds inside and out. Literally. Throughout the course, the students identify birds in the field by sight and by sound. But they also examine birds up close. Way up close.

7/28/2014 |  (more)

 

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