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Field trip thumbnailSouthern California Spring Break 2015 field trip
April 10, 2015

During Spring Break, Assistant Professors Seth Finnegan and Cindy Looy took a group of UCMP grad students and staff on a geological and paleontological trip to see select southern California localities.

Bearded Lady thumbnailThe Bearded Lady Project comes to the UCMP
February 13, 2015

When the Bearded Lady Project crew came to Berkeley, they were expecting to find four women paleontologists. They were surprised, but pleased, to find 24!

Campanile thumbnailFossils in the Campanile? It’s true!
February 5, 2015

Yes, there are fossils in the Campanile — five floors of them in fact — and in this centennial year of Sather Tower, many of them are the subject of research and curation projects.

BASF 2014 thumbnailUCMP participates in the Bay Area Science Festival for fourth straight year
November 25, 2014

The museum plugs paleontology at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

barnosky november 2014 thumbnailUCMP curator and Integrative Biology professor keeps attention focused on climate change and mass extinction
November 25, 2014

Tony Barnosky is featured in a number of new resources on global change and mass extinctions through time.

ebook thumbnailUCMP expertise tapped for new KQED e-book series on climate change
November 25, 2014

All aspects of this hot topic are explored in the series, developed primarily for middle- and high-school students.

homecoming thumbnailUCMP expands its Homecoming Weekend program
October 17, 2014

A lecture and special event for Friends and donors are added to the annual tour of the collections.

2015 calendar thumbnailThe 2015 UCMP Fossil Treasures Calendar now available
October 15, 2014

Our new calendar describes in words and pictures UCMP’s involvement in the development of Nevada’s Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.

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