To Anna Thompson and Bob Harmon on the birth of their daughter, Emma Rosalene.
To graduate student associate Lisa-Ann Gershwin on the receipt of an additional grant of $13,000 from the Australian government to continue her biodiversity studies and collect jellyfish specimens and tissues for her thesis work.
To David Lindberg, awarded a $10,608 NSF planning grant for the project Tapestry of Times PastRequest for a Planning Meeting.
To UCMP along with the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks and the West Contra Costa Unified School District on the receipt of funding from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project, Geosciences in Alaska.
Al Janulaw (at right), our new Teacher on Special Assignment, will be working on the new UCMP evolution projects. Al has recently retired after teaching middle school students for 32 years. He also keeps busy by teaching pre-service teachers at Sonoma State University and is the immediate past president of the California Science Teachers Association.
In the Padian Lab:
Andrew Lee from Purdue University, where he did his MS on how the orientation of collagen fibers in bones gives us clues to the sizes and directions of the mechanical loads that they bear.
Ben Matzen, a graduate of Tulane University who spent most of a year teaching English in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.
In the Caldwell Lab:
Dr. Sheila Patek from Duke University as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow. She will be studying the biomechanics of stomatopod crustaceans.
Al Janulaw with an old friend. (photo by Colleen Whitney)
In the Barnosky Lab:
Brian Kraatz from the University of Wyoming. He will probably be working on Early Cenozoic mammals of Mongolia.
Alan Shabel from Dartmouth University. He will probably be studying vertebrate paleoecology in early hominid sites.
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