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NEWSROOM ARCHIVE

  • “The Fossil Record and Evolution of Beetles” with Dena Smith, Ph.D.,  Join the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21, for a presentation that highlights “The Fossil Record and Evolution of Beetles.” University of Colorado Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology Dena Smith, Ph.D. will provide a fossil-based approach to understanding the 300 million-year history of beetles.(February 18, 2013)
  • “Ancient Southwest: Peoples, Pottery and Place” Exhibition Opening, Reception & Lecture,  â€œAncient Southwest: Peoples, Pottery and Place” a new exhibition at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, will open on Thursday, February 21. The opening reception is Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a curator’s lecture at 7 p.m. The reception will be preceded by a private museum members’ only tour at 6 p.m. with Dr. Steve Lekson, the author of “A History of the Ancient Southwest” and Curator of Archaeology. The exhibit will run through February 14, 2014.(February 19, 2013)
  • AIA Lecture. New Research on Old Pots: Developments in Southwestern Ceramic Analysis,  Southwestern archaeologists have always studied pottery to help them understand past human behavior. Analyzing pottery can tell us about past foodways, ethnicity, trade, migration, and religious beliefs. Over the past several decades, Southwestern ceramicists have increasingly used high-tech techniques from 3D modeling to nuclear reactors to explore some of these longstanding issues. This talk explores some of these techniques and the advances Southwestern ceramicists have made in using pottery to understand past culture.(January 14, 2013)
  • Beetles Exhibition NOW OPEN,  The Beetles exhibition gives audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exhibition as they explore the diversity, beauty and behavior of beetles. With hundreds upon hundreds of beetles on display, visitors will learn fun facts and the significance of various species.(October 22, 2012)
  • Beetle-Mania! Inspired Creative Writing For Everyone,  Beetle-Mania! Inspired Creative Writing For Everyone, will be led by writer and former University of Colorado instructor Ellen Orleans.(October 22, 2012)
  • Beetles Exhibition Opening Reception includes: henna workshop, insect fossil tour and beetle’s talk,  The opening reception includes:

    • Henna Workshop, 2 - 5 p.m., drop in, create and apply your own henna designs, including beetles, with artist Anita Bohrer

    • Ongoing Insect Fossils Tours 2-5 p.m., with Invertebrate Paleontology Collection Manager Talia Karim

    • Beetle Talk, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. with Entomology Curator Deane Bowers(October 9, 2012)

  • How are beetles used in forensic investigations? Join the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History for Criminal Scene Investigation (CSI) Beetles,  As a part of “Beetles” to be installed on Oct. 8, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will host a talk by Colorado State University (CSU) Entomologist Boris Kondratieff, Ph.D., “Beetles (Coleoptera) Associated with Forensic Investigations,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 9.(October 3, 2012)
  • Free Autumnal Tree Walk on CU's Boulder Campus Tours led by Senior Grounds Specialist Alan Nelson,  The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and CU Facilities Management-Outdoor Services are hosting two free tours of Boulder's unique and historic campus "forest," at 5 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 2 and Wed., Oct. 3. The tours will meet at the south entrance of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, they will be led by Grounds Specialists Alan Nelson and Vince Aquino.(September 24, 2012)
  • Spying on the Past: Satellite Imagery and Archaeology in Southern Mesopotamia Archeological Institute of America (AIA) Lecture Series,  The fall 2012 Archeological Institute of America lecture series kicks off with national speaker Dr. Carrie Hritz’s (Pennsylvania State University) exciting presentation “Spying on the Past: Satellite Imagery and Archaeology in Southern Mesopotamia,” 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24.(September 20, 2012)
  • Colorado Public Radio Interview with Dr. William Weber,  At 93, botanist Bill Weber is one of the oldest professors at University of Colorado -Boulder. Back in 1953, he wrote the first field guide to plants in Colorado. The fourth edition of "Colorado Flora" is just out. What started as just a survey of front range plants is now two books: one for the Western slope, and another for the eastern part of the state. Weber, who also started the herbarium at CU, speaks with Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner.(May 8, 2012)
  • the invisible connectedness of things,  A multi-faceted art/science/transportation exhibit created by internationally recognized visual artist Kim Abeles. The exhibit is inspired by the spectacular structure, colors and longevity of lichens and the fact that they are bio-monitors of pollution. With a 16� video wall, photos, paintings, puzzles, sculpture, �smog collector plates,� and more, the exhibit explores the effects that transportation choices have on Boulder�s air quality.The project has been created in collaboration with atmospheric scientists, emissions specialists, lichenologists, transportation professionals and middle school students, among others.(September 20, 2012)
  • Burning Issues: The Fourmile Canyon Exhibition on Display,  Exhibit Dates: September 6, 2011 - January 26, 2012 One year ago an errant spark ignited the most destructive and expensive fire in Colorado history. Visit this exhibition and learn what happened, the ecological importance of fires and how environmental and human factors affect fire activity.(September 6, 2011)
  • Museum Volunteer Training Session Begins September 13 - Please join us!,  FAMILY DAY AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS: Family Days offer visitors a fun way to connect with science through activities, crafts, games, demonstrations, and more. Volunteers are needed to staff the activity tables and help families explore the museum. Training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 from September 13 – September 22 and then once a month thereafter. Volunteers are asked to attend at least one Family Day a month.(August 29, 2011)
  • Bird Shift Exhibition: August 22 - December 31, 2011 An artistic presentation and scientific exploration of how humans affect local bird activity and habitat.,  “Bird Shift: The Anthropogenic Ornithology of North America” is a multi-media exhibition featured at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, on Boulder’s Long JUMP buses, at bus stops and on the Internet. Commissioned by EcoArts Connections (EAC), the exhibition has been created by nationally recognized visual artist, educator and “re-naturalist” Brian D. Collier in collaboration with Boulder-based scientists, bird watchers and transportation specialists. “Bird-Shift” offers an unconventional, artistic and interesting approach to exploring how humans are affecting bird activity and habitat.(September 19, 2011)
  • College for Kids Offered Hands-on Summer Learning with CU Museum,  Typically, the idea of school in the summer is enough to make youths cringe, but children in Trinidad, Colorado exchanged their swim gear and snow cones for microscopes and fossils during College for Kids, a summer workshop series offered at Trinidad State Junior College.(August 17, 2011)
  • Last chance for Museum Workshops for Children!,  We are heading into our last two weeks of a very successful summer of children's workshops! Our Wednesday and Friday workshops have been filling up with young explorers who have collected fish and insects, dissected owl pellets, excavated fossils, petted a live snake, created pictographs with earth pigments and much, much more. There are a few spots left if you'd like to join the fun!(July 22, 2011)
  • CU-Boulder researchers use teeth to tell story of ancient relatives Read more: CU-Boulder researchers use teeth to tell story of ancient relatives,  Two million years from now, a single tooth might well be all that's left of you. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, packed dense with mineral elements such as calcium and strontium. While a softer bone might succumb to the vicissitudes of time, a tooth is pre-fossilized -- ready to be preserved for the ages.(June 12, 2011)
  • Visit the CU Museum at the Boulder Creek Festival Memorial Day Weekend!,  The CU Museum will have insect activities on Sunday morning on 13th Street in front of BMOCA. We will be part of the Boulder Area STEM Education Coalition (BASEC) booth. BASEC is dedicated to promoting interest and excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and to expanding access to STEM education in Boulder communities and the region.(May 26, 2011)
  • Rain check for the Spring Tree Walk!,  Did you miss the Spring Tree Walk due to the rainy weather? Do not worry, Alan Nelson, Senior Grounds Specialist, is guiding a Tree walk on May 25th, 2011 at 5:00 PM .(May 19, 2011)
  • Art and Nature Workshop,  Explore our natural world through the eyes of an artist. Create your own masterpiece with natural earth pigments, paper collage, and fabric. We'll use museum specimens to get an up-close look at some of those animals that just won't sit still for us.(May 16, 2011)
  • An Insect's World Workshop,  Join us as the CU Museum as we become entomologists, the scientists who study insects. We'll use sweep nets to gather insects on campus and then identify what we find. Draw and pin insect specimens, create your own caterpillar, and lots more crafts and games.(May 16, 2011)
  • Celebrate Earth Day with the CU Museum at Wild Earth Day,  Come one, come all to celebrate this magnificent planet with Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research as we kick off Earth Week together! Wild Earth Saturday is a FREE action-packed day of hands-on experiences. Get your hands dirty and win prizes in the Wild Bear Environmental Obstacle Course. Hug the Wild Bear. Jump like a grasshopper with the CU Museum of Natural History. Learn the language of the raptors. Get in touch with your inner athlete and climb Avid4Adventure’s climbing wall. Find out more about the lynx coming to live with us in Colorado. Dance in celebration to the music of the Wild Okapi Marimba Band. Engage in hands-on experiential activities with masters in the field of environmental education. Learn to Fly Fish with Angling University. Play Earth Jeopardy with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Arthropod Zoo! Come check out some life-size Dinosaur skeletons and much, much more! This FREE event takes place on Saturday, April 16th, from 10am-4pm at NCAR’s Mesa Lab, nestled in the Flatirons, located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder.(April 15, 2011)
  • A Great Set of Summer Museum Workshops for Children is ready for your registration,  Children will: Engage in fun, hands-on, and stimulating science activities. Touch and explore real museum objects. Enjoy expeditions through museum exhibits and collections. Participate in entertaining activities and games. Make creative crafts and take home projects. The fee is $20 per workshop ($15 for Museum Members at the Family Level). Each workshop meets for three hours from 9:00am-noon at the CU Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder Campus. Snacks will be provided.(April 5, 2011)
  • Gift Store Sale: All Navajo Weaving Items,  Prices on all remaining Navajo Weaving-themed products in our Gift Store have been reduced. Come in now for beautiful wooden puzzles, dye charts, books and more.(March 24, 2011)
  • Origin of Skillful Stone Tool Sharpening Method Pushed Back More Than 50,000 Years,  A highly skillful and delicate method of sharpening and retouching stone artifacts by prehistoric people appears to have been developed at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The technique provides a better means of controlling the sharpness, thickness and overall shape of bifacial tools like spearheads and stone knives, said Paola Villa, a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and a study co-author. Prior to the Blombos Cave discovery, the earliest evidence of pressure flaking was from the Upper Paleolithic Solutrean culture in France and Spain roughly 20,000 years ago.(November 1, 2010)
  • CU Museum of Natural History to Work with the Navajo Nation,  The CU Museum of Natural History has been awarded two $90,000 grants that will promote collaboration with the Navajo Nation in documenting and caring for objects in the museum's Anthropology collection as well as foster learning opportunities at home and abroad.(July 6, 2010)
  • CU Museum Scientists Return to Summer Field Work,  Ever wondered what it's like to spend a summer catching insects, observing foxes, or digging up fossils? How do paleontologists and archaeologists know where to dig? How many species of grasshoppers live in Colorado? What was Colorado like 34 million years ago? How is climate change affecting Colorado's plants and animals?(June 4, 2010)
  • Apply for Student Research Funds,  The Museum Awards program provides grants of up to $1,200 for a 12-month period to support research in museum‐related studies, including life sciences, earth sciences, history, anthropology, and museum‐based education and outreach.(February 3, 2010)
  • Jen Shannon: A New Voice at the University of Colorado,  Jen Shannon, Ph.D., Curator and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, is our newest faculty member. Full of energy, enthusiasm, and a rich background, she brings a fresh spirit and new vision to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. We are pleased to count her amongst our ranks!(January 1, 2010)
  • UCMNH and AIA Join Forces,  The Museum is very pleased to partner with the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), a venerable and highly regarded organization that encourages both first class scholarship and active public study and participation in archaeology.(January 1, 2010)
  • Two Paleontology Curators Recognized,  Congratulations to both Dr. Karen Chin and Dr. Dena Smith for receiving tenure from the University of Colorado this past fall.(January 1, 2010)
  • Redesigned Biology Exhibit Opens January 12,  Opening January 12, 2009, the Museum’s new BioLounge is an inviting, relaxing, and totally unique space here at the Museum of Natural History. An amalgamation of exhibit, cabinet of curiosities, coffee bar, lounge, and venue for science, art, and music, the BioLounge brings a new approach to the art and science of biodiversity.(January 12, 2009)
  • Museum Anthropologist Receives Grant for Southwestern Pottery Website,  Archaeologists have been working in the American Southwest for over a hundred years, where they have identified and described hundreds of pottery types. Unfortunately, there is no Periodic Table of Pots—a centralized resource where students and professionals can go to learn about pottery classification.(November 18, 2008)
  • Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Co-Presents Field Conference,  Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Assistant Professor of Geology Jaelyn Eberle co-presented the first Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) field and topical conference August 5-7, 2008.(November 18, 2008)
  • Navajo Rug Auction to Benefit the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History,  The largest Navajo weaving ever to win the Best of Show award at the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial will be on display at the 23rd Annual Joe Ben Wheat Silent Auction of Navajo Weaving to benefit the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on November 6.(October 14, 2008)
  • Patrick Kociolek Appointed Director of Museum,  Patrick Kociolek has been named director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History after a national search in 2007. He is an internationally known expert on diatoms, a type of microscopic algae, and a Board Member-at-Large of the American Association of Museums.(April 22, 2008)
  • Museum Researchers Receive NSF Ecology Grant,  Three members of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History received a 5-year $396,000 award from the National Science Foundation.(October 25, 2007)
  • Auction of 100 stellar Navajo rugs from the Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango,  For twenty years, the Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango has sponsored annual auctions of magnificent Navajo rugs and weavings to benefit the Joe Ben Wheat textile collection at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.(October 19, 2007)
  • Botany Section Presents Botanical Art Collection Online,  Recently the University of Colorado Herbarium added to its website an impressive collection of 41 botanical watercolors painted by the renowned artist Ida Hrubesky Pemberton during the 1930s and 1940s.(July 31, 2007)
  • Paleontology Curator Awarded NSF Grant,  The National Science Foundation has awarded a Biological Research Collections grant to Karen Chin, Curator of Paleontology, for curatorial improvements of the Karl Hirsch Fossil Eggshell Collection.(July 11, 2007)
  • Invertebrate Paleontology Announces Launch of Online Specimen Database,  The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History’s Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany collections are now searchable online at http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/Research/Paleo/invert_database.html.(June 27, 2007)
  • Museum Announces Recipients of Van Riper, Burt and Clark Awards,  The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History announced this year's recipients of the Walker Van Riper, William H. Burt, and Clark awards.(April 24, 2007)
  • Museum Exhibit Employs State of the Art Audio Program,  The Museum's newest exhibit, Temple of the Warriors: Rebuilding a Maya Monument, employs a state of the art audio program to allow the visitor to hear the words of Ann and Earl Morris.(April 23, 2007)
  • Entomology Section Announces Launch of the Gordon Alexander Project Website,  The Entomology Section of the CU Museum has recently launched its Gordon Alexander Project website! This website is a portal to Gordon Alexander’s biography and the 24,000 grasshoppers that make up his collection.(March 27, 2007)
  • Tom Ranker Named Interim Director of Museum,  Tom A. Ranker became the Interim Director of the CU Museum upon the retirement of Director Linda Cordell. Tom has been the Curator of the Botany Section of the Museum since Fall of 1990, he is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and an Affiliate Graduate Faculty member in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. He has degrees in Environmental Studies (B.A., 1974, California State University-Sacramento), Biology (M.A., 1982, Humboldt State University), and Botany (Ph.D., 1987, University of Kansas).(August 1, 2006)
  • Longtime Museum Director Linda Cordell Retires,  Dr. Linda S. Cordell has retired as Director of the CU Museum. Linda served as Director for an astonishing 13 years! She was also a professor in the Department of Anthropology.(August 1, 2006)
  • Call for Volunteer Museum Educators!,  Do you have an interest in the museum and enjoy learning new things? Do you think it would be fun to explore the museum’s exhibits and collections with children? Then we have the volunteer opportunity for you!(August 23, 2006)
  • Summer Workshop Explorations,  Hands-on workshop fun for kids grades K-6th.(April 24, 2006)
  • Southwest Textile Collection at CU-Boulder Museum Assessed for Conservation,  The University of Colorado at Boulder Museum of Natural History is teaming up with volunteers to upgrade conservation efforts for what is considered to be one of the finest Southwest textile collections in the world.(February 9, 2006)
  • Museum's GAMES Program Receives Award,  The CU Museum's after-school science program for girls called "Girls At the Museum Exploring Science" (GAMES) has been received good news this summer.(August 12, 2005)
  • Anthropology Section Announces Recipients of Joe Ben Wheat Awards,  The CU Museum's Anthropology Section announced this year's recipients of the Joe Ben Wheat Scholarship and Joe Ben Wheat Prize: Jun Sunseri and Patti Kinnear.(May 17, 2005)
  • CU Museum Director Elected to National Academy of Sciences,  CU Museum Director, Linda S. Cordell was elected to the National Academy of Sciences on May 3, 2005.(May 3, 2005)
  • Museum Announces Recipients of Van Riper, Burt and Clark Awards,  The CU Museum announced this year's recipients of the Walker Van Riper, William H. Burt, and Clark awards.(April 5, 2005)
  • Schedule for Annual Family Day at the Museum,  This will be a wonderful opportunity for families to explore the many facets of Colorado wildlife through hands-on activities, storytelling, special tours, and demonstrations throughout the Museum. The Museum has released the preliminary schedule of activities.(April 2, 2005)
  • Entomology Section Receives NSF Collections Improvement Grant,  Deane Bowers, Curator of Entomology, Cesar Nufio, Adjoint Curator, and Rob Guralnick, Curator of Invertebrates, received a grant of $202,201 to curate, georeference and database the Gordon Alexander Orthoptera Collection. This collection is composed of over 19,000 grasshoppers from the Rocky Mountain and plains regions of Colorado.(February 22, 2005)
  • Invertebrate Zoology Curator Receives Moore Foundation Grant,  The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a team of institutions, including the University of Colorado, a $1.6 million grant to build an online automated georeferencing tool.(February 22, 2005)
  • Museum Announces New Subscriber List Called CU Museum Update,  The Museum is launching a new service to serve you better - "CU Museum Update", an email announcement designed to keep you up-to-date on the happenings at the CU Museum!(January 10, 2005)
  • Annual Navajo Rug Auction to Take Place in November,  Join us in Denver for Toh-Atin Gallery’s silent auction benefit for the CU Museum’s Joe Ben Wheat Fund.(October 11, 2004)
  • Museum Director Receives Cummings Award,  Linda Cordell, Director of the CU Museum was awarded the Byron Cummings award by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society at the annual Pecos Conference in Bluff, Utah.(August 16, 2004)
  • Invertebrate Paleontology Curator Receives NSF Grant,  Dena Smith, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology and Assistant Professor of Geology, has received a grant of $432,132 from the National Science Foundation to improve and computerize the invertebrate paleontology collections at the CU Museum.(August 13, 2004)
  • Anthropology Section Announces Recipients of Joe Ben Wheat Awards,  The CU Museum's Anthropology Section announced this year's recipients of the Joe Ben Wheat Fellowship and Undergraduate Award: Jill Ahlberg and Eugene Wheaton.(May 24, 2004)
  • Museum Announces Recipients of Van Riper, Burt and Clark Awards,  The CU Museum announced this year's recipients of the Walker Van Riper, William H. Burt, and Clark awards.(April 19, 2004)
  • HERBARIUM ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF SCHMOLL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS,  The CU Museum's Herbarium announced this year's recipient of the Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship in Colorado Botany: Nehalem Breiter.(April 19, 2004)
  • Anthropology Section Awarded Colorado State Historic Fund Grant,  The CU Museum received a grant of $62,843 from the Colorado State Historic Fund for rehousing and studying collections from the Yellow Jacket sites near Mesa Verde, Colorado.(February 17, 2004)
  • Herbarium Announces Launch of Online Specimen Database,  The University of Colorado at Boulder database of vascular plant specimen labels from Colorado housed at Herbarium COLO is now searchable online at http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/Research/Botany/Databases/search.php.(December 3, 2003)
  • Museum Launches Unique After-school Educational Program for Girls,  The GAMES (Girls At the Museum Exploring Science) program brings 4th and 5th grade girls to the CU Museum of Natural History to learn about the five main research and exhibit topics of the Museum: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Paleontology and Zoology.(October 15, 2003)
  • Drs. Nelson and Hegmon to Give Lecture on People of the Mimbres,  Drs. Peggy Nelson and Michelle Hegmon from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona will deliver a lecture entitled, "The People of the Mimbres: Their past and their legacies."(November 5, 2003)
  • 18th Annual Benefit Navajo Rug Auction,  The Best of Category and Best of Class Navajo pictorial weaving from this year's Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial will be among the Navajo weavings to be sold during a silent auction of "One Hundred Navajo Rugs", Thursday, November 6, in downtown Denver to benefit the University of Colorado Museum.(October 21, 2003)
  • Museum in the Dark!,  Museum in the Dark is the one of the most popular and longest-running Halloween events for kids in Boulder. This is a non-scary event meant to de-mystify the spookiness of Halloween for children ages 2-10. This event is also a safe alternative to "trick or treat."(October 20, 2003)
  • CU Museum Accredited by the American Association of Museums,  CU Museum has been granted the highest recognition for a museum, accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM).(August 28, 2003)
  • Annual Fall Color Tree Walk,  Explore and learn about over 45 different types of trees that are on the historic CU campus with Yan Linhart, professor of biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Associate Curator in the University Herbarium at the CU.(September 23, 2003)
  • Anthropology Section Announces Award of Joe Ben Wheat Fellowship and Undergraduate Award,  The CU Museum's Anthropology Section announced this year's recipients of the Joe Ben Wheat Fellowship and Undergraduate Award: Carman Tarcan and Sharon Hull.(August 14, 2003)
  • Botany Curator Receives NSF Grant,  Tom Ranker, Curator of Botany at the CU Museum, received good word from the National Science Foundation that he and other collaborators will receive $450,000 to create linked computer databases and interactive keys for use in identifying plants in the flora of the Southern Rocky Mountain Region.(May 16, 2003)
  • Herbarium Announces Recipients of Schmoll Research Fellowships,  The CU Museum's Herbarium announced this year's recipients of the Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowships in Colorado Botany: Cristina Rumbaitis-del Rio and Courtney L. Meier.(April 23, 2003)
  • Exhibit Opening Celebration for Sand Island: Time Etched in Stone,  On Thursday, April 24, 2003, the CU Museum presents an evening of Native American culture, including traditional music, food, a slide lecture and the opening of a special exhibit, Sand Island: Time Etched in Stone.(April 16, 2003)
  • Museum Receives CACMA Service Recognition Award,  The University of Colorado Museum was selected as one of the 2002-2003 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs (CACMA) Service Recognition Award recipients.(February 21, 2003)
  • Paleontology Curator Receives CRCW Award,  Curator of Paleontology, Karen Chin received a Junior Faculty Development Award and will use this grant money to tackle an old and fishy mystery.(March 10, 2003)
  • Second Annual Discovery Day Promises Fun for People of All Ages!,  This is a unique event that has something for everyone! On April 5, 2003, from 1-5 PM, Curators, collections staff and a Navajo textile expert will be on hand to answer questions about your personal treasured collections. There will also be presentations by Project WOLF, Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, "Mr. Bones" and Birds of Prey, as well as craft projects and educational activities.(March 17, 2003)
  • Museum Faculty Participate in Panel Discussing Disappearance of Ancient Puebloans,  CU Museum Director Linda Cordell and Anthropology Curator Steve Lekson participated in a panel discussion on the topic of the disappearance of the ancient Puebloans at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Denver.(February 18, 2003)
  • CU Researchers to Give Talk on Forensic Botany,  Drs. Jane Bock and David Norris from the University of Colorado's Department of EPO Biology will present a lecture on their experiences in the field of Forensic Botany.(February 18, 2003)
  • Paleontology Curators Awarded Grant for Field Research,  Two of our curators are headed north this summer—REALLY far north! Paleontology curators, Karen Chin and Jaelyn Eberle are going to Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic to investigate a fossil marine fauna that is around 75 million years old.(February 11, 2003)
  • World-class climber Todd Skinner to speak for Endowment Fundraiser,  The Museum is pleased to present one of the most accomplished rock climbers of our generation. Todd Skinner’s achievements have been documented in film and magazines in 12 languages. He has accomplished more than 300 first ascents in 35 countries and has established new climbs at the highest level of difficulty. On April 17, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom, Skinner will present a stunning video presentation about his expedition to Greenland, during which he and his team successfully free-climbed the main face of Ulamertorsuaq, an imposing 3800 foot sheer tower. Don't miss this unique experience to meet this inspiring world adventurer!(February 3, 2003)
  • Guralnick to Give Lecture on Changing Nature of Water,  Dr. Robert Guralnick from the CU Museum of Natural History and the Department of EPO Biology will present a slide lecture entitled, "Water Ways: The Changing Nature of Water in the West and its Impact on Freshwater Life."(February 3, 2003)
  • Museum Curator Studies Melting Glaciers for Archeological Sites,  In January National Public Radio (NPR) recorded an interview with James Dixon, Curator of Museum and Field Studies, about research he and Dr. William Manley have been conducting at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR).(February 3, 2003)
  • CU Museum Selected as Must-See by New York Times Article,  The CU Museum was selected as a must-see attraction in a New York Times article on what to do in Boulder.(December 20, 2002)
  • End of Epoch as Robinson Retires,  Peter Robinson, Curator of Geology and Professor of Geological Sciences, retires September 30th, after 41 years with the Museum. Robinson served as Museum Director from 1971-1982.(September 30, 2002)
  • Museum Faculty Excavate Mammoth Skull and Tusks,  Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have excavated the skull and tusks of a mammoth that died more than 10,000 years ago in what was once a freshwater spring near Roxborough State Park.(August 16, 2002)

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