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"Dive into Your Imagination" highlights the work of Roy Caldwell
Under the title of "Cool scientists you should know," this interview with Roy Caldwell provided him an opportunity to share his science, his concerns for our oceans, and the importance of museum collections. "Dive into Your Imagination" is a website for children to encourage them to learn more about our oceans and the people who study them. (September 23, 2008)

Tony Barnosky Receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Award
Anthony D. Barnosky, Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, as well as Curator in the Museum of Paleontology and Research Paleoecologist in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists Award to conduct work in Santiago, Chile, at the Departamento de Ecología, Pontificia Universidad Católica, during Fall 2007, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Barnosky will be working with Chilean faculty and students to study the ecological effects of global warming and is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world. (July 31, 2007)

Williams receives the Best Student Paper award at Molluscs 2006
UCMP grad student Becky Williams received the Best Student Paper award at the Malacological Society of Australasia's Molluscs 2006 conference in December. The paper, entitled "Chemical defense in hatchlings of the Blue-ringed Octopus Hapalochlaena lunulata", was co-authored with former UCMP grad student Crissy Huffard, and UCMP Director Roy Caldwell. (January 05, 2007)

Jere Lipps awarded the 2006 International Joseph A. Cushman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Foraminiferal Research
The award was presented at the Cushman Award dinner and reception held at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, October 24, attended by over 200 paleontologists. Previous awardees include an international list of the outstanding foraminiferal workers of the past century. Jere was also named a Fellow of the Paleontological Society, an honor initiated in 2005 to recognize outstanding paleontologists in the Society. (November 02, 2006)

Bill Clemens awarded the Romer-Simpson Medal for his contributions to vertebrate paleontology
In October 2006, at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Ottawa, Bill Clemens was awarded the Alfred S. Romer - George G. Simpson Medal. The medal is "for sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence and service to the discipline of vertebrate paleontology" and is the society's highest honor. (November 02, 2006)


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