Web notes & Calendar


web spider graphicDuring the fall semester of 2002, a group of three undergraduate students took part in special independent study projects that will ultimately result in new or updated exhibits for the UCMP website. The students each began by selecting a particular group of organisms (rudists, echinoids, and archaeocyathids), then worked with curator Carole Hickman on directed research into the group’s fossil record, life history, morphology and systematics. In later stages of the project the students examined and photographed specimens from the UCMP collections, and learned how to assemble web pages for their exhibits.

Currently under review, these web exhibits by Cherry Zamora, Daniel Stewart and Lisa Krain are expected to debut in winter 2003.


Upcoming events

Saturday, February 1, 2003
Understanding the Tree of Life: a series of lectures sponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums.
To register.

Saturday, March 8, 2003
The Evolution Solution
: the 2003 UCMP short course.
To register.

Saturday, April 12, 2003
UCMP Open House at Cal Day offers displays, hands-on activities and tours of the collections. Watch the Museum website for more information.

May 10-11, 2003
Paleobotanical History of the California Flora: Museum Scientist Diane Erwin and Museum Associate Howard Schorn, both of UCMP, give this Jepson Herbarium/UCMP-sponsored workshop.
To register.

June 5-6, 2003
Natural Science Collections–New Challenges and New Opportunities: The annual meeting of the Natural Science Collections Alliance hosted by the Berkeley Natural History Museums.
For more information.

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