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Joseph Grinnell Lecture Series

Today, Professor Jim McGuire gave the introductory lecture to IB104. Over 75 years ago, Joseph Grinnell was teaching Zoology 113, the predecessor to IB104. The MVZ Archives has a rich collection surrounding this storied course including Joseph Grinnell’s lecture series for … Continue reading

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Catching the bug

If anything has been impressed upon me about CalDay it is that kids are smarter than we think and that they are excited about science. My greatest joy participating in CalDay is answering questions from curious would be scientists. This innate curiosity is … Continue reading

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Historic Events

Written by Ajay Yalamanchi, third year Integrative Biology major After working with the Thaeler collection last semester, I had the opportunity to work with the Joseph Grinnell correspondence, letters and manuscripts written by or to Grinnell over the course of three decades. … Continue reading

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More from the Reprints

My quiet Friday afternoon involved working on the Reprint collection. It is a challenge not read  every title. I made it as far as #0165. This small publication was written 100 years ago by Walter P. Taylor and it is titled, … Continue reading

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Photo retakes – landscapes and time

I recently came across a print that led me down an interesting visual history of the MVZ’s own backyard. The photo is of Strawberry Creek Canyon in Berkeley, California and it was taken by Oliver P. Pearson in 1996. The photo notes mention that the … Continue reading

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