Dr. James Berry

By Elisabeth Sorrows and Lydia Lichtiger Dr. Jim Berry, who has been collaborating with John Iverson for over 40 years on mud turtle research, came to measure turtle skulls in the Joseph Moore Museum, which houses an extensive mud turtle collection. Dr. Berry received his Ph.D. in biology and wrote his dissertation on mud turtles. …

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Cincinnati’s Got a Museum When People Come to See ’em

By Katherine Sorrows and Katy Rockefeller Last weekend Katy Rockefeller, Heather Brock, Bailey Heinzen, and Katherine Sorrows went with Director Heather Lerner to the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and the Ultimate Dinosaur exhibit. Before heading to the Museum, we stopped off at the Geier Collections & Research Center and met with Dr. Brenda Hunda, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology …

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What to Do With Your Pet Rock Collection

Some people collect stamps, others collect state quarters, and others collect natural history artifacts. When I was a kid, I had a whole drawer full of rocks that I had picked up out of the backyard and the park. That's how Joseph Moore started his collection, too, just keeping all of the interesting artifacts and …

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Meet our new Collections Manager!

Joining the staff at the Joseph Moore Museum this fall as our new Collections Manager is Anne-Eliza Lewis. She comes to us from New York State, where she was the executive director of the Columbia County Historical Society just south of Albany. A historical archeologist by trade, Anne-Eliza earned her Ph.D. from Boston University and …

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Learning About the Ancient Mediterranean at the Museum

Susan Wise's History of the Ancient Mediterranean class took a field trip to the museum today. They got to look at (and handle!) some of the cool artifacts we have here, including clay tablets from ancient Babylon, oil lamps from Rome, and mummy masks and wrappings from Egypt. They look pretty studious, don't they?

Making Mondays Fun Days

Here at the Joseph Moore Museum, we know the perfect way to counteract the Monday blues: skinning birds with friends! All summer long, our friends around campus have been donating the birds that hit windows and the squirrels that fell out of trees to our scientific pursuits. With the museum's freezers at peak capacity, it's time …

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Job Opening at the Museum

Classification: Administrative Faculty-Collections Manager Department: Joseph Moore Museum Status: Part-time, no benefits. One-year appointment with merit-based renewal up to five years Salary: Commensurate with experience Here at the Joseph Moore Museum, we have an extensive collection of specimens not on display. This includes more than 12,000 vertebrate specimens, such as skins, skeletons, alcohol preps, fossils and …

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Looking at Pollen Up Close

Recently, senior Biology major Kellen Paine has started on a new project for the museum, on honeybees and pollen. Using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), he can look at pollen grains collected from the legs of honeybees. Pollens from different flowers have distinct structures under magnification, and some experts can even identify the flower the …

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