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Recent updates

Tesla thumbnailFollowing The Graduates on KALX Berkeley
April 7, 2014

UCMP grad student Tesla Monson gets her own radio show on KALX Berkeley.

Portal viewThe geology and paleontology of the Caldecott Tunnel's Fourth Bore
January 3, 2014

This web-based feature describes the tectonic history and geology of the East Bay Hills, the excavation of the tunnel, and the fossils recovered during the excavation.

NFD 2013 artErica, PaleoPortal, and the National Fossil Day connection
December 11, 2013

Before UCMP Museum Scientist Erica Clites came to UCMP, she and the museum were both working on National Fossil Day projects.

BASF thumbnailWho lived here before the Giants?
November 18, 2013

UCMP participates in the Bay Area Science Festival for the third straight year.

zoomed-in illustrationThe 2014 UCMP Fossil Treasures Calendar is now available
October 31, 2013

This calendar is a tribute to UCMP’s past scientific illustrators. Get yours now!

BuchiaEncounters in the field: UCMP and the US Geological Survey
October 22, 2013

Interaction between UCMP and the USGS can be traced to at least 111 years ago.

Baby Parasaurolophus reconstructionWerning co-authors paper on growth in Parasaurolophus
October 22, 2013

The study features the skeleton of the smallest and most complete specimen of this unusual hadrosaurid dinosaur.

Tree workshopUCMP hosts phylogenies and fossils workshop
October 2, 2013

Workshop brings together researchers who are developing methods for inferring diversity dynamics using molecular phylogenies or fossil data.

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