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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.

Alexis thumbnailAir-breathing snails, old and new
September 30, 2014

The discovery of terrestrial snail fossils while rehousing the USGS collections inspired one undergrad to investigate further.

Sandy tar deposits at the McKittrick tar seeps in Kern County. Photo by Susumu TomiyaNew UCMP grant to curate the Pleistocene-Holocene McKittrick tarpit fossil collection
September 18, 2014

UCMP has been awarded $149,713 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to curate, rehouse, and capture digital images of the important Pleistocene-Holocene McKittrick tarpit fossil collection from Kern County, California.

A test thumbnailPaleontological field work and nuclear testing
August 26, 2014

UC paleontologist Charles Camp was busy excavating ichthyosaur skeletons 150 miles from Yucca Flat during atomic testing in the 1950s.

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