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Berkeley Natural Histsory Museums Biodiversity Informatics
Herp Group
Integrative Biology
MVZ Lunch

Click here for a weekly listing of seminars in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science

Cal Day

The MVZ holds an annual open house in conjunction with UC Berkeley's Cal Day, with special displays that highlight the collections and diversity of vertebrates. Visitors get a chance to see and handle a variety of live animals, including snakes, and to chat with faculty, staff, and students about research or classes on biology and natural history at UC Berkeley. This is the only day of the year that the Museum is open to the public. Click here for recent Cal Day pictures from the MVZ.

Berkeley Natural History Museums Calender
The Berkeley Natural History Museums host a number of public events on campus. To see what's happening, check out the BNHM calender of events.

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 Oct 16, 2014  
Calling All MVZ Alumni

We want to hear from you!

Where are you now, and what have you been up to since you left the MVZ? We would love to hear from all our MVZ alumns. Please complete THIS FORM to tell us what you have been up to and to make sure we have your most current contact information.

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 Sep 25, 2014  
My, What a Unique Face You Have!
(All the better to recognize you with, my dear...)

MVZ researchers Michael Nachman and Michael Sheehan found that evolution has led humans to have unique and easily recognizable faces, more so than in other species.

Unlike other body parts, face parts are not predictable. "You mix and match," Sheehan jokes, "like Mister Potato Head."

Read more about it in this month's National Geographic News

The full article, "Morphological and population genomic evidence that human faces have evolved to signal individual identity" can be found in Nature Communications 5, Article number: 4800, doi:10.1038/ncomms5800, 16 September 2014