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To Mark Goodwin, whose research on Triceratops was featured on the National Geographic Channel as the video of the week in early October.
To Pat Holroyd whose paper with Mark Clements and Paul Koch Identifying aquatic habits of herbivorous mammals through stable isotope analysis was recognized by the editors of Palaios as the Honorable Mention Paper for 2008.
To Kevin Padian, as co-curator of a highly popular exhibit at the Bancroft Library Darwin and the Evolution of a Theory. The extraordinary exhibit, which closed in December, included rare books and manuscripts, as well as numerous specimens from UCMP and the other Berkeley Natural History Museums. See photos of Kevin and the exhibit on Flickr.
To Judy Scotchmoor, who was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Judy was recognized "for leadership in defending teaching of evolution and quality science education through nationally recognized websites on these issues and through leadership of the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science." Read more about it on the UCMP blog.
To Tim White and Leslea Hlusko and a team of international researchers as the discovery and description of Ardi Ardipithecus ramidus was named as Science magazine's Breakthrough of the Year.
Welcome to new faces!
Congratulations to our new PhDs!
Stephanie will be starting a post-doctoral position in April at the University of Rhode Island with Brad Seibel, looking at the camouflage response of cephalopods with changes in the ambient light.
Jann will be heading to Cal State University to work in the Krug lab on sacoglossans (sea slugs) that have unique developmental characteristics.
And in alumnae news …
Congratulations to Nick Pyenson and his wife Emily on the birth of their son Anders on Christmas morning!
Randy Irmis and Sterling Nesbitt described a new species of dinosaur, Tawa hallae, in the journal Science. Read more about in on the UCMP blog.
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