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  • Nicky Squyres wins Leakey Foundation Award!
  • Nicky Squyres has won the Leakey Foundation Research Grant. The award is to support research into human origins and will help to support her dissertation research on morphological variation in the distal femora of modern humans and fossil hominins. Congratulations!

    Posted: December 2014


         
  • Katrina Jones wins Romer Prize!
  • Katrina Jones has won the Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize for the best student presentation at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Berlin (November 5-8, 2014). This award is granted to students who have made an outstanding contribution to vertebrate paleontology and delivered an exceptional oral presentation of that research. The title for her talk was, "The axial skeleton: a missing puzzle piece in the evolution of cursorial locomotion in horses". Congratulations, Katrina!

    Posted: November 2014


         
         
  • Members of FAE attend the annual meeting for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology!
  • FAE at SVP Berlin, November 2014: from left, Heather Ahrens, Rachel Frigot, Ali Nabavizadeh, Ken Rose, Katrina Jones, Mary Silcox (FAE alumna 2001, University of Toronto), and Heather Kristjanson
    Present but not pictured: Gina McKusick Voegele (recent alumna) and Kaya Zelazny

    Posted: November 2014


         
  • Congratulations to Katrina Jones for a successful dissertation defense!
  • Katrina Jones successfully defended her dissertation in September! Her dissertation was entitled, "Allometry of the thoracolumbar region in running mammals." Congratulations, Katrina!

    Posted: October 2014


         
  • FAE welcomes new first years, Tony and Kristen!
  • Tony Harper and Kristen Prufrock have begun their tenure in FAE! Tony comes to us from San Diego State University and Kristen Prufrock comes to us from the University of Toronto. Welcome to you both!

    Posted: August 2014


         
  • Visit from Director of the Smithsonian Institute Natural History Museum
  • FAE was honored to have a full day visit on August 4 by Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Johnson visited to see our Eocene fossil collection and to discuss the future of museums and collections.

    Posted: August 2014


         
  • Congratulations to Ali Nabavizadeh for a successful dissertation defense!
  • Ali Nabavizadeh successfully defended his dissertation in June! His dissertation was entitled, "Diversity, Functional Morphology, and Evolution of the Jaw Apparatus in Ornithischian Dinosaurs." We thank external committee members Profs. Peter Dodson (Penn) and Cathy Forster (George Washington Univ.) for attending. Ali has moved to Chicago to accept a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Callum Ross. Congratulations, Ali!

    Posted: June 2014


         
  • Congratulations to Rachel and Heather!
  • Rachel Frigot and Heather Kristjanson passed their oral exams in June and are now officially PhD candidates! They are ready to start dissertation research. Congratulations to you both!

    Posted: June 2014


         
  • Congratulations to Gina McKusick Voegele for a successful dissertation defense!
  • Gina McKusick Voegele successfully defended her dissertation in May! Her dissertation was entitled, "Forelimb myology and the evolutionary relationships of the aardvark, Orycteropus afer, and other small afrotheres." We were pleased to have in attendance external committee members Profs. Erik Seiffert (Stony Brook) and Rui Diogo (Howard University). Gina lives in New Hampshire and will continue teaching anatomy at Dartmouth.Congratulations, Gina!

    Posted: May 2014


         
  • Congratulations to Evan Garofalo for a successful dissertation defense!
  • Evan Garofalo has successfully defended her dissertation and completed all degree requirements! Her dissertation was entitled, "Environmental and Genetic Effects on Growth of the Human Skeleton - A Bioarchaeological Investigation." Congratulations, Evan!

    Posted: December 2012


         
  • Congratulations to François for a successful dissertation defense!
  • François Gould has successfully defended his dissertation and completed all degree requirements! His dissertation was entitled, "The Morphology of the Distal Femoral Articular Surface and the Evolution of Cursoriality in Ungulates." Great work, François!

    Posted: November 2012


         
  • FAE welcomes new first years, Heather and Rachel!
  • Heather Kristjanson and Rachel Frigot have begun their tenure in FAE! Heather comes to us from the University of Toronto and Rachel comes to us from the University of Bristol with a Fulbright Scholarship. Welcome to you both!

    Posted: September 2012


         
  • Congratulations to Heather for a successful dissertation defense!
  • Heather Garvin has successfully defended her dissertation on 8/2/2012 and completed all degree requirements on 8/8/2012! Her dissertation was entitled, "The Effects of Living Conditions on Human Cranial and Postcranial Sexual Dimorphism." She has now received a tenure-track position at Mercyhurst University as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Fantastic work, Heather!

    Posted: September 2012


         
  • Congratulations to Heather and Cat!
  • Heather Ahrens and Cat Sartin have successfully passed their oral exams and are now officially PhD candidates! They are ready to start dissertation research. Congratulations to you both!

    Posted: June 2012


         
  • Congratulations to Heather Garvin!
  • Heather Garvin has received the Juan Comas Student Prize at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting in Portland, Oregon! Outstanding work, Heather!
    Posted: April 2012


         
  • Congratulations Valerie!
  • Dr. Valerie B. Deleon has received the University Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Preclinical Sciences in the School of Medicine! Way to go, Val! We are so proud to call you our faculty!
    Posted: April 2012


         
  • Dr. Kenneth D. Rose's Keynote!
  • Dr. Kenneth D. Rose just returned from the 22nd International Senckenberg Conference known as "The World at the Time of Messel" held at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Kenneth gave a keynote address entitled, "Importance of Messel for interpreting Eocene Holarctic mammalian faunas." Well done, Ken!
    Posted: November 2011


     
     

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