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 Oct 12, 2018  
Help get up Close and Personal with UC’s Nesting Peregrine Falcons!Photo

We're crowdfunding a dedicated webcam system for UC's Campanile Peregrines. We need your help to advance our understanding of the world's fastest birds which have started to make the Campanile their home. In 2017, a pair of falcons hatched and raised two nestlings – later named after Berkeley’s motto in a campus-wide competition – Fiat and Lux. In 2018 we installed a permanent nest shelf on the Campanile for the falcons, which paid off when they successfully raised 3 nestlings! The 2018 nestlings were named in a campus-wide competition after three elements discovered at UC Berkeley, Berkelium, Californium and Lawrencium. All three juveniles learned to fly quickly and eventually left campus, with Lawrencium, the juvenile female, seen in the fall of 2018 at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory in the Marin Headlands!

 Sep 28, 2018  
It's official - MVZ Welcomes Two New Curators!
Christopher Martin and Rebecca Tarvin

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is very happy to announce the outcome of our recent faculty search in Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology. On July 1, 2019, we will welcome two new MVZ Assistant Curators and IB Assistant Professors: Christopher Martin (left) and Rebecca Tarvin (right).

Thanks to everyone who participated in this very exciting search!

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