|Seminars and Events at the MVZ and
on the Berkeley Campus
Berkeley Natural Histsory Museums Biodiversity Informatics
Click here for a weekly listing of seminars in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science
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.
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MVZ News Feed
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!
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!