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Jasmin Camacho Awarded the 2018 AAUW Fellowship

July 17, 2018

Congratulations to Jasmin Camacho (Hoekstra Lab) awarded the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2018 American Fellowship for her project, "Developmental, Cellular, and Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Striking Craniofacial Variation in New World Leaf-Nosed Bats." The AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls, supporting women scholars since...

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Digging Up Fossils in Wyoming

June 13, 2018

In the 1930s, paleontologists excavated approximately 4,000 pounds of material in Goshen County Wyoming on Harvard owned land; some of the materials were sent by train to Harvard MCZ. For more than 80 years, collection stopped, until this money when Jim Hanken, Stephanie Pierce and Chris Capobianco (Preparator in MCZ Vertebrate Zoology) visited the site. The trio brought back their findings and plan to return again, perhaps even for a fieldtrip with Pierce's students....

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The Network of Clusters. Credit: Knoll et al

A New Way to Measure Five Mass Extinctions on Earth

May 24, 2018

Andrew Knoll and a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Carnegie Institution for Science, used a metric they termed "swing factor" to determine the ecological impact from the change in the number of animals within each palaeo-community in a given time-frame. The study, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed...

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