Web notes & Calendar

UCMP goes international in a new way!

web spider graphic• The Danish National Broadcast Corporation’s science and computer website at www.dr.dk/orbitalen has been granted permission to translate UCMP’s History of Evolutionary Thought into Danish for their site.

• While visiting here with Dave Lindberg, Gerhard Haszprunar, Director of the Natural History Museum of Bavaria, was intrigued with the modules that we have developed for our NSF project, Explorations Through Time. He sent along the URL to his home institution and it looks like these modules will soon be in German! This message from his reviewer: “I have visited the pages and think they are extraordinarily well done from the didactic point of view. Particularly outstanding I regard the coordination and interactivity of the various subjects, which are so important for cumulative learning processes.”

• And from the Technology Instruction/Webmaster from Citrus Grove Middle School comes this special thank you message:

While developing our HyperStudio stacks on Dinosaurs, my students and I got on a tangent about Pteranodon/pterodactyl’s ability to fly. We discovered the amazing website for the UCMP. I didn’t know who to thank for having this available to everyone, so you’re the lucky one...
Thank you very, very much. Sharing knowledge is such a joy to me, I wish I could tell you how much joy it gives me to see websites like this.

V. Simanca


Upcoming events

Friday, February 8, 2002*
Evolving Strategies for Protecting California’s Biodiversity: The Nature Conservancy’s Vision—Chisholm Graham, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy of California

February 9–10, 2002
Getting to the “Roots” of Plant Evolution: Genomics and the Reconstruction of the Tree of Life: A special short course on the tree of life, evolution, phylogenetics, and genomics. For more details, see the website, call (510)643-7008 or e-mail smarkos@socrates.berkeley.edu.

March 16 & 17, 2002
Back to the Future: The History of San Francisco Bay—A new UCMP short course and field trip

Wednesday, April 3, 2002*
Sudden Oak Death—Matteo Garbelotto, Forest Pathologist, University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, April 20, 2002
Cal Day—Campuswide open house. UCMP will offer displays and tours of the collections.

Wednesday, May 1, 2002*
Human Transformation of the San Francisco Bay: A 5000 Year Perspective—Kent Lightfoot, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

* Berkeley Natural History Museum’s 2002 Public Lecture Series: California’s Environment: Past, Present and Future. All lectures are free and are held in 2050 VLSB at 7:00 pm.

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January, 2002