Apr 28, 2016
Another successful Cal Day under our belts! Our final visitor count for the gallery was 2884, which is 249 more people than last year!
Each year, our museum comes together to deliver one of the most popular events on campus. It is the one day each year that we can share our museum with the public and clearly the UC Berkeley and Bay Area communities are very interested in what the MVZ has to offer.
We are extremely grateful for all the hard work of the MVZ faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students in generating exhibit content for the gallery. In addition, our 99 Cal Day volunteers did a fantastic job engaging the public and ensuring that visitors were interacting with the displays and educational activities in a meaningful way.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Cal Day 2016!
Apr 19, 2016David Wake honored as 2016-17 “Emeritus of the Year”
The UC Berkeley Emeriti Association has announced the winner of its annual Distinguished Emeritus of the Year, honoring MVZ's David Wake, a professor emeritus of integrative biology, professor of the graduate school, and former director and current curator of herpetology at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. While Professor Wake is well known for his work on the biology and evolution of the salamander and broadly for his contributions on vertebrate evolutionary biology, we know him as one of our longest serving directors (26 years), founder of AmphibiaWeb and champion of salamanders (pictured here with Marvalee Wake). Congratulations!