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2009 news archive

(Recent UCMP news can be found at the UCMP blog. The links on the right will take you to archived pre-blog news items.)


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Lipps awarded medal for excellence in paleontology Lipps awarded medal for excellence in paleontology
August 26, 2009
Jere Lipps retired this year, but the accolades keep coming! Jere has just been awarded the 2010 Raymond C. Moore Medal for Excellence in Paleontology by the SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology.
Lipps and UCMP alums Pyenson and Irmis unravel the mysteries of Sharktooth Hill Lipps and UCMP alums Pyenson and Irmis unravel the mysteries of Sharktooth Hill
June 8, 2009
UCMP's Jere Lipps, along with former UCMP graduate students Nick Pyenson and Randy Irmis, published a paper in the July issue of Geology on the origin of the Sharktooth Hill bonebed, an enigmatic rock unit in the Central Valley that has been known since the 1850s. See the press release at the Berkeley Newscenter and the article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Valentine elected to the American Philosophical Society Valentine elected to the American Philosophical Society
May 22, 2009
Congratulations to Jim Valentine on his election as a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society "promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach."
New book from Barnosky: <i>Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming</i> New book from Barnosky: Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming
March 17, 2009
Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming by Tony Barnosky sets today's global warming and problems with nature conservation in the context of what's normal through paleontological time and suggests some new strategies that will be required to save aspects of nature we need and value. Find out more.
UCMP receives $50,000 gift from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation UCMP receives $50,000 gift from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
January 14, 2009
As the Year of Science 2009 launches, UCMP is pleased to announce the receipt of a $50,000 gift from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support COPUS regional efforts in this celebration of science. For more information about COPUS, UCMP's involvement, and how you can participate, visit the YoS09 website. To find out more about what is going on regionally, visit the Bay Area Science website.
<i>Understanding Science</i> website launches Understanding Science website launches
January 5, 2009
UCMP has officially launched its Understanding Science website in association with the Year of Science 2009 at the annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Boston. Ken Miller (Brown University) and Natalie Kuldell (MIT) unveiled the site to the attending scientific community, introducing an exciting new paradigm for explaining the process and nature of science.