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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.

Fossil tracks thumbnailNew fossil footprint exhibit debuts online
July 30, 2014

Check out this new online exhibit, the result of a collaboration between the University of Colorado and UCMP.

Statement thumbnailGlobal change consensus statement having a global impact
July 30, 2014

The consensus statement, authored by UCMP’s Tony Barnosky and several other scientists, is the focus of a news feature in the July 24, 2014, issue of Nature.

Lisa2 thumbnailMaking the Earth sciences engaging and relevant for broader communities
July 30, 2014

Lisa White, UCMP’s Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs, is an African-American paleontologist and as such, finds herself as a role model for minorities.

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