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Patterns in Nature: An exhibit in the Integrated Science Building

Kate Doyle, Collections Manager, has installed an exhibit in the lobby of the Integrated Science Building illustrating "Patterns in Nature"

Margery Coombs honored by Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Curator of Fossil Vertebrates and Emeritus Professor of Biology Margery Coombs was awarded honorary membership in the SVP recognizing her "distinguished contribution to vertebrate paleontology".

Lemur fossils discovered in underwater cave in Madagascar

Laurie Godfrey, Curator of Primates, along with Professor Alfred Rosenberger of Brooklyn College, led a team which discovered a large fossil lemur "graveyard" in underwater caves in Madagascar. Besides giant lemurs the caves contained fossils of other extinct species such as elephan birds, horned crocodiles and extinct hippos.

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Reports from Summer 2015 Fellowship

During the summer of 2015 two graduate students and an undergraduate worked on researcy projects with the help of fellowships from the Natural History Collections.

Natural History Collections Summer Fellowships Awarded.

Four graduate students have been awarded NHC Summer Fellowships for 2015.

Jeff Podos co-edits book on animal signaling

Jeff Podos, Curator of Birds, has co-edited the book, "Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach", with collleagues Duncan Irschick, UMass Biology Professor, and Mark Briffa, an associate professor in animal behavior at Plymouth University, U.K.

Betsy Dumont receives award from bat society

Betsy Dumont, Curator of Mammals and recent Director of Collections, was recognized at the North American Society for Bat Research for her “outstanding service and contribution to the field of Chiropteran biology” at the meeting of the NASBR, October 22-25, at Albany, New York.  She is the 21st r

Betsy Dumont receives two NSF Collaborative Research Grants

Dumont, Curator of Mammals, is a participant in two recent NSF grants

Alan Richmond receives award from the American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists

Al Richmond, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, received a national award for meritorious teaching at the recent meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Betsy Dumont, Director of Natural History Collections and Curator of Mammals participates in new approach to combine evolutionary and engineering analyses to analyze bat skull shapes

Dumont, along with mechanical engineer Ian Grosse at UMass Amherst, and evolutionary biologist Lilian Davalos of stony Brook University, will study the adaptive radiation of New World leaf-nosed bats.

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