Category Archives: biodiversity

Digiting Flowering Plants Specimens at the Field Museum: Taxonomy, Technology, and Sustainability

This guest post is the fourth installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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Social Media for Small Projects (like Microcosm)

by Jordan Ewbank You have a small project and want to help get the word out about it. So, why bother with social media? Connecting with people in the days of utter interconnectivity that we are living in is the … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here! Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for April 2014

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Specimen Work in the Lab: Cataloguing Plant Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This guest post is the third installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in the News: New Species of Hero Shrew Is All the Rage

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (20 March 2014) notes the work of RU science/sustainability professor and FMNH adjunct curator, Julian Kerbis Peterhans, an expert in small mammal taxonomy, ecology, and … Continue reading

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Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for March 2014

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Field Museum Women in Science Summer Internships

This summer the Field Museum of Natural History continues its program of offering undergraduate summer internships through its Women in Science program. Applications for these competitive and prestigious internships are due by March 28th, and are available in the scientific … Continue reading

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From Uganda to Chicago: SUST Prof Julian Kerbis Peterhans Reports on Biodiversity Research at the Field Museum

by Julian Kerbis Peterhans I am hosting Makerere University (in Kampala, Uganda) master’s student Sadic Waswa for the next three months at the Field Museum of Natural History in downtown Chicago. Sadic trained with me during my year-long Fulbright Award … Continue reading

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This Thursday, Mar. 6 — Patagonia Chicago Presents “Queen of the Sun” Film on the Global Bee Crisis

This Thursday, March 6th, at 7pm — Patagonia Chicago presents QUEEN OF THE SUN – WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? A profound look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John … Continue reading

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Science Old and New: Cataloguing Plant Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This guest post is the second installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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