To Bill Clemens, who was honored by the Paleontological Society of Germany. Bill was elected korrespondierendes Mitglied, or honorary member, of the society in recognition of his collaborative studies with German paleontologists and his other contributions to the field of mammalian paleontology.
To Scott Fay, who received the Cushman Foundation Student Award for 2004 to support his research on the coevolution of symbionts and foraminifera. The Joseph A. Cushman Award was established in 1979 to honor researchers who have made outstanding contributions in the field of foraminiferology.
To Ken Finger, Diane Erwin, David Haasl, and Pat Holroyd whose curatorial work was featured in the Fall 2004 issue of the Berkeley Science Review. The article provided an overview of the diversity and abundance of fossils within the collections and gave the reader a glimpse of the work the museum scientists do on a daily basis.
To Judy Scotchmoor, who received the Joseph T. Gregory award for her outstanding service to the welfare of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. And even more importantly on her recent marriage to Roland Gangloff, a UCMP alum. Congratulations to them both!
To Greg Wilson, who is currently working as a Research Fellow in Finland, and will then assume his new position as Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
To Matt Wedel and his wife, Vicki, on the birth of their new son, London!

  Matt Wedel with his son London
The proud father, Matt Wedel, with his son London. (photo by Trish Roque)

A success story
A new history of the University of California Museum of Paleontology was issued by the California Academy of Sciences as part of a special volume dealing with natural history museums across the country. The article by Jere Lipps summarizes and interprets UCMP’s 150-year history and its diverse roles in the university, national and international science, and education communities. See:

Lipps, J.H. 2004. Success story: The history and development of the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55, supple. I (9):209-243, 22 figs., 7 tables.

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