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2009 SVP Election Results 

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The 2009 SVP Election Results are now in. For the position of Secretary Chris Bell For the position of Member-at-Large Kristi Curry Rogers The SVP election for 2009 was held by electronic ballot starting Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time Zone (USA) and ended Monday, May 18, 2009 at midnight Central Time Zone (USA). The SVP Nominating Committee consists of: John Flynn (chair), Annalisa Berta and James Hopson. Further, all seven (7) proposed amendments to key SVP documents [...]

2009 SVP Election Slate now posted 

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2009 SVP Election Slate The SVP election for 2009 will be held by electronic ballot starting Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time Zone (USA) and ending Monday, May 18, 2009 at midnight [...]

2011 Call for Workshops and Field Trips 

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Required Proposal Information The Program Committee for the SVP 71st Annual Meeting, November 2-5, 2011, at the Paris Las Vegas and hosted by the Vertebrate Paleontology group within the Department of [...]

9th North American Paleontological Convention 

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 Ordovician
The 9th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC-2009), will be held on the campus of the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), June 21-26, 2009. The centrally-located Cincinnati region is world [...]

A Call for Applications for the Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations 

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Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations is Now Open To Receive Applications  SVP has established a new program to promote opportunities for international scientists to [...]

A Call for Future Meeting Sites 

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Bring the brightest minds and newest finds in paleontology to your city and institution – host an SVP annual meeting! SVP is currently accepting proposals for annual meeting sites for 2011 and beyond. To [...]

A Call for Patterson Memorial Grant Award Applications 

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A Call for Patterson Memorial Grant Award Applications Applications for the Patterson Memorial Grant Award are due Tuesday, January 15, 2009. The application date was moved up so the winners could [...]

Abstract notifications have been sent 

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Abstract notification messages have been sent out to all primary presenters.  View the complete list of ALL abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentation for ALL session categories [...]

Accepted Abstract ID Numbers Available for Viewing 

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A complete list of the accepted abstract id numbers is now available for viewing. This list includes oral and poster presentations in all categories: symposia, regular, Romer, Preparators' and Colbert. [...]

Andrei Sher, noted Russian vertebrate paleontologist, died Aug. 11, 2008 

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Andrei Sher of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on August 11, 2008. Sher was an authority on the [...]

Apply Today for SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes 

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SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes Apply Today or Nominate a Worthy Colleague The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) awards recognize distinguished achievement in vertebrate paleontology including the fields [...]

Award for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations 

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Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations Now Open to Receive Applications The Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations was established to promote opportunities for [...]

Call for Memoir proposals 

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A Memoir provides the opportunity for publishing single major works that are too lengthy to be considered for Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (JVP) articles, as well as collections of shorter papers with [...]

Call for Symposia for the SVP 71st Annual Meeting 

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The Program Committee for the SVP 71st Annual Meeting, November 2-5, 2011, at the Paris Las Vegas and hosted by the Vertebrate Paleontology group within the Department of Geosciences of the University of [...]

Cast Your Vote in the SVP 2009 Annual Election 

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The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) is holding the SVP Annual Election of Officers online. The voting period is Wednesday, February 18, through Monday, May 18, 2009, at NOON Central Time [...]

Celebrate the First Annual National Fossil Day™ USA on October 13, 2010 

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Dear SVP Members, The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) are partnering to host the first annual National Fossil Day™ on October 13, 2010 during Earth Science [...]

Change of Dates and Venue for 2010 Annual Meeting 

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 SVP 70th Annual Meeting In 2010 – DATE AND VENUE CHANGE – Now October 10 – October 13, 2010 Sunday Through Wednesday We would like to notify you of a change of host hotel venue and [...]

Check out WE ARE SVP! 

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The 30-minute video of SVP member interviews – as seen at the awards banquet at the 68th Annual Meeting in Cleveland - is now available on the SVP Web site (under the [...]

Colleagues Mourn the Death of Professor Oscar J. Polaco 

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Óscar Polaco from Ruben Guzman, via paleonet   With deep sorrow I inform to the palaeontological community of the untimely death of Professor Óscar J. Polaco, tireless researcher [...]

Extinct, giant eagle was a fearsome predator 

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DEERFIELD, IL  (September, 2009) – Before humans colonized New Zealand about 750 years ago, the largest inhabitants of the islands were birds unlike those anywhere else in the world. Giant, [...]

Further Update on the Proposed Drilling on Ellesmere Island 

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Colleagues and Members of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, I'm writing to let you know of the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) response to Weststar's proposed Ellesmere Island Coal Project. I [...]

GREAT LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS ARE A CLICK AWAY 

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GREAT LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS ARE A CLICK AWAY AT THE SVP ONLINE STORE! SVP has an exciting selection of items for you to explore at the SVP online merchandise store. You'll find a large assortment of items [...]

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin 

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February 12 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and On the Origin of Species  was published 150 years ago this year. In celebration of these milestones, the SVP will be [...]

JAPV 24th Annual Meeting / XXIV Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados 

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 Quaternary
JAPV 24th Annual Meeting XXIV Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados May 4-7, 2009 San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina To see more information click here to access to the Web page [...]

K. Don Lindsay passed away on Sept. 12 

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From Richard Stucky, Curator of Paleoecology & Evolution Denver Museum of Nature & Science K. Don Lindsey 1943-2010 Dear all, one of our former curators, K. Don Lindsey, passed away at his home [...]

Letter to the NIRB re: Ellesmere Island 

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Expressing concern over the possible loss of fossil resources in regards to a proposed coal mining project by Westar Resources, Inc. on Ellesmere Island (Nunavut) in Canada's eastern High Arctic, [...]

LIMITED Tickets for Attenborough Event Now Available Online 

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LIMITED Tickets to See Sir David Attenborough Available Now to Full Registrants of the SVP/SVPCA Annual Meeting Sir David Attenborough: A Lecture on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise This [...]

Michael CKEditor Test 

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New Poster Dimensions for 2009 

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Please note this year the poster dimension guidelines are: One horizontal poster display board is provided for each presenter. Each unframed board measures approximately 1,950 mm wide x 975 mm tall (76.5 [...]

Nikolai K. Vereschagin, “The Mammoth Expert,” Dies at Age 99 

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 Quaternary
Prof. Dr. Nikolai Kuzmich Vereschagin, a prominent Russian paleontologist, nationally and internationally known as “The Mammoth Expert” tragically died on October 27, 2008 at the age of 99 years, [...]

NOW OPEN - Online Registration for the SVP 68th Annual Meeting 

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Online registration for the SVP 68th Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, October 15-18, 2008, is now open. Take advantage of the discounted early registration rates available through August 28, 2008. After [...]

Online Registration Extended to Sept. 15 

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The advanced registration deadline has been extended through Wednesday, September 15.  Register now and save. Online registration for the SVP 70th Anniversary Meeting will end on Wednesday, September [...]

Palaeontological Association Review Seminar, Lecture and Collections Visit / Field Outing 

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 Jurassic,Triassic
Palaeontological Association Review Seminar, Lecture and Collections Visit / Field Outing 30 July through 1 August, 2009 in Street, Somerset, UK THURSDAY, 30 JULY Public Understanding of Science lecture [...]

Paleontologist Demberel Dashzeveg Died on March 28, 2010 

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Dashzeveg Demberel 1936 - 2010 from his son Sainbayar My father Demberel DASHZEVEG passed way on March 28th 2010. He was born in 1936 in Ero, a town in the Selenge Province of Mongolia. Dr. Dashzeveg [...]

Paper 2009 JVP Program and Abstracts Book Now Available 

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Paper copies of the 2009 JVP Program and Abstracts Book are now available for purchase for $15 plus shipping and handling via the SVP Web site. Thank you again to all attendees of the SVP 69th Annual Meeting [...]

Patterson Grant Application Deadline - Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at midnight Central Time Zone (USA) 

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The Patterson Memorial Grant application process for 2009 is closed Thursday, January 22, 2009 at midnight, Central Time Zone (USA). Any applicant who has submitted an application by this deadline must submit [...]

Paul S. Martin, SVP Honorary Member dies after long illness 

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We just learned of the death of University of Arizona emeritus Professor Paul Martin (and SVP Honorary Member) on Monday, September 13, following some lengthy health issues. UA Geosciences Dept. Chair Karl [...]

PLEASE white list SVP’s new Email domain today to continue to receive emails! 

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IMPORTANT! SVP has a new email blast system.  Follow the instructions below to ensure you continue to receive important messages from SVP about SVP! A white list is a list of email addresses or [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Ancestor of “Jaws”: 4-million-year-old shark fossil from Peru provides new evidence on the origins of the great white shark 

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 Neogene
Deerfield, IL (March, 2009) – Sharks are among the most popular animals featured in television and cinema. And today among sharks, the undisputed king is the great white, a giant predator that can exceed [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Bright Idea Sheds Light on Snake Legs 

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          Image 1 DEERFIELD, IL (January 2011) - Novel three-dimensional (3D) imaging [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Fossil of giant, bony-toothed bird from Chile sets new record for wingspan 

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DEERFIELD, IL  (May, 2010) – A newly discovered skeleton of an ancient seabird from northern Chile provides evidence that giant birds were soaring the skies there 5-10 million years ago. The wing [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Heads Up in the Triassic! 

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 Triassic
DEERFIELD, IL (December 2008) When you take a bite out of a hamburger or chomp down on a piece of gum, you share this function of the lower jaw with the vast majority of animals. But not all: for some [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Heads Up in the Triassic! 

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 Triassic
DEERFIELD, IL (December 2008) When you take a bite out of a hamburger or chomp down on a piece of gum, you share this function of the lower jaw with the vast majority of animals. But not all: for some animals, [...]

PRESS RELEASE - It’s All In The Hips! Early Fossil Whales Used Well Developed Back Legs For Swimming 

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DEERFIELD, IL (September 2008)  The crashing of the enormous fluked tail on the surface of the ocean is a “calling card” of modern whales. Living whales have no back legs, and their [...]

PRESS RELEASE - New Bird Fossil Hints at More Undiscovered Chinese Treasures 

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DEERFIELD, IL (March 24, 2010) – The study of Mesozoic birds and the dinosaur-bird transition is one of the most exciting and vigorous fields in vertebrate paleontology today. A newly described bird [...]

PRESS RELEASE - New Species of Tyrannosaur DIiscovered in Southwestern U.S. 

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DEERFIELD, IL (January 29, 2010) -- New Mexico is known for amazing local cuisine, Aztec ruins and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  In the January issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Paleontologists Concerned Over Fossil Sale 

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Paleontologists Concerned Over Fossil Sale Deerfield, IL (Oct. 6, 2009) - On October 3, the skeleton of a 40-foot-long, 7.5 ton dinosaur was put up for auction in Las Vegas. The dinosaur in question was a [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Prominent Female Paleontologist Named Royal Society Fellow 

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 Devonian
Deerfield, IL (June 2008) Jennifer Clack, a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology since 1980 and a world expert in the evolution of early land-dwelling animals, has been named a Fellow in the [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Remarkable fossil cave shows how ancient marsupials grew 

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DEERFIELD, IL  (July 14, 2010) – The discovery of a remarkable 15-million-year-old Australian fossil limestone cave packed with even older animal bones has revealed almost the entire life cycle of a [...]

Professor Barrie Rickards Died Nov. 5, 2009 

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Barrie Rickards 1938-2009 Professor Barrie Rickards BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc (Hull), FGS, CGeol, died peacefully on the 5th November 2009 I think he would have liked the idea of being shuffled off this [...]

Register now for the SVP 69th Annual Meeting and 57th SVPCA 

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Registration for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 69th Annual Meeting and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy is now open. Register now for this meeting.  For full [...]

Remembering Three Giants in VP - Madsen, Demberel and Gans 

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The vertebrate paleontology community mourns the loss of three colleagues and celebrates the important contributions they have made to the field. Read more about: James H. Madsen Dashzeveg Demberel [...]

Silent Auction Financial Documents Destroyed 

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  Originally posted on Oct. 16, 2009; original post is housed in the Archive section of the SVP News Page To:        SVP and SVPCA 2009 Annual Meeting Silent Auction [...]

Special Award Eligibility and Deadline Change 

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IMPORTANT! Extended Deadline and Eligibility Update Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations Please note that the applications deadline for the Program for Scientists from Economically [...]

Student Travel Grant application deadline extended to May 21, at NOON Central Time Zone, USA. 

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The Jackson School of Geosciences Student Travel Grant submission deadline has been extended until Wednesday, May 21 at NOON, Central Time Zone, USA.    The travel grants provide traveling cost [...]

Submit an Abstract for the SVP 69th Annual Meeting 

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 Triassic
Beginning Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at NOON Central Time Zone (USA) through Monday, April 20, 2009, at NOON Central Time Zone (USA), abstracts for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 69th Annual Meeting [...]

SVP 71st Annual Meeting Abstract submission and Award application dates now posted 

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2011 Abstract submission and Award application dates are now posted on the SVP 71st Annual Meeting home page. Click here to find out more about each award for

SVP Abstract Submission Site Now OPEN! 

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SVP Abstract Submission Site Now OPEN! SVP Award Submission Site Open   SVP Abstract Submission Site Now OPEN! The abstract submission site for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate [...]

SVP Annual Election of Officers 

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The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is, once again, holding the SVP Annual Election of Officers online. The voting period is Thursday, June 5, at 12:00 am Central Time Zone (USA) through Friday, September [...]

SVP awards submission ended 4/20 except for the Institutional Membership Program 

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Nominate an Institution from a Developing Nation for Membership in SVP This new SVP program, Institutional Membership: A Program for Institutions of Developing Nations is established to promote access by [...]

SVP Awards: Nominate a Colleague or Apply Today 

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SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes Apply Today, or Nominate a Worthy Colleague  SVP awards recognize distinguished achievement in vertebrate paleontology including the fields of research, service, [...]

SVP Global Climate Change Forum Videos now on the SVP Web site 

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In these three videos from the Climate Forum at the 2008 SVP annual meeting in Cleveland, three global-change scientists share how insights gained from the fossil record of ecological and evolutionary [...]

SVP News Bulletin Retires In Its Current Form 

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Dear SVP Members, Few things have changed as rapidly over the last several years as the way we communicate. We have all seen an exponential increase in the speed and volume of information exchanges in our [...]

SVP President Blaire Van Valkenburgh is featured in an Economist.com article 

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SVP President Blaire Van Valkenburgh is featured in an Economist.com article titled, "Tooth and Claw." Read the

SVP Statement on the closing of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum 

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An Open Letter to the Trustees of the University of Wyoming On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology—an international scientific organization with more than 2,300 [...]

SVP: Call for Symposia, Field Trips and Workshops 

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A Call for Symposia The Program Committee for the SVP 69th Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, September 23-26, 2009, is calling for symposia proposals. Proposals [...]

SVP: PRPA Needs Your Action 

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The *PRPA Needs Your Action *Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (HR 554 - McGovern MA) To the Members of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology: On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 the House Committee on [...]

SVP: Abstracts Deadline - One Week Left 

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ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT  Abstract Submission Deadline is May 21  Submit your abstract today. The online submission system will accept abstracts for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society of [...]

SVP: Call for PaleoArt Submissions 

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A CALL FOR PALEOART SUBMISSIONS For the 2008 – PaleoArt Poster Exhibit – SVP Cleveland Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. A call for paleoart submissions for the 2008 PaleoArt [...]

SVP: Urgent. Take a survey to support SVP’s community. 

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Dear SVP Members, Your input is very much needed for an important study being conducted by the National Research Council’s Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences (U.S.). The [...]

The JVP Program and Abstracts Book is now Available 

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The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Program and Abstracts Book (Abstracts Book) for the SVP 69th Annual Meeting and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) is now [...]

The Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the JVP now accepting submissions 

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The 2010 Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology is now accepting submissions. If you are an eligible student author (please see award criteria) and you [...]

Two New Programs to Serve Vertebrate Paleontology in Economically Developing Nations 

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It is my privilege to announce two new SVP programs designed to serve vertebrate paleontology in developing nations: Program for Scientists from Economically Developing NationsA program [...]

Utah's First State Paleontologist, James H. Madsen, Passes Away at Age 77 

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James H. Madsen 1933-2010 SVP Honorary Membership conferred in 1998 Salt Lake City, Utah—Utah’s first state paleontologist, James H. Madsen passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the age of [...]

Volker Fahlbusch, noted vertebrate paleontologist, and long-time SVP member passed away on October 30 at the age of 74 

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 Neogene,Paleogene
CV Volker Fahlbusch Born on February 22nd 1934 in Celle (Germany); third of four children 1955 Achieved the “abitur” graduate exam, with subsequent practical training at Mobil Oil [...]

Vorträge 2010 

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Zusammenfassung der Fachgruppentreffen

Vorträge 2012 

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Zusammenfassung der Fachgruppenthemen

Vorträge 2014 

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Zusammenfassung der Fachgruppenthemen

Vorträge 2016 

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Zusammenfassung der Fachgruppenthemen

VP Community Mourns Tragic Death of Hezy Shoshani 

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Dr. Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani was tragically killed May 20, 2008 from massive trauma sustained during a terrorist attack on a public minibus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was a vibrant 65 at the time of his [...]

Wenzig & Krejcí, 1857. Die Umgebungen Prags. Orographisch, pittoresk und historisch 

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Josef Wenzig & Johann Krejcí, 1857. Die Umgebungen Prags. Orographisch, pittoresk und historisch. Carl Bellmann's Verlag (Prag):

Wolf-Ernst Reif Died on June 11, 2009 

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Wolf-Ernst Reif (27.6.1945-11.6.2009) On the 11th of June 2009, Prof. Dr. Wolf-Ernst Reif died after a long illness. With his death, the world lost one of its most insightful, generous, and knowledgeable [...]

Yousry Attia, Egypt’s principal vertebrate paleontologist, died on Oct. 11, 2008. 

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Yousry Attia 1952-2008 (Pronounced ‘you-sree at-taay-a’) Dr. Yousry Attia was Egypt’s principal vertebrate paleontologist. He received his Bachelor’s degree in geology from Cairo [...]

2009 SVP Election Slate Now Posted 

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2009 SVP Election Slate The SVP election for 2009 will be held by electronic ballot starting Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time Zone (USA) and ending Monday, May 18, 2009 at midnight [...]

2011 SVP Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations Now Accepting Applications 

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The Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations (SEDN) was established to promote opportunities for international scientists to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate [...]

A Call for Applications for the Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations 

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Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations is Now Open To Receive Applications  SVP has established a new program to promote opportunities for international [...]

A Call for Applications for the Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations 

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Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations is Now Open To Receive Applications  SVP has established a new program to promote opportunities for international scientists to [...]

A Call for Future Meeting Sites 

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Bring the brightest minds and newest finds in paleontology to your city and institution – host an SVP annual meeting! SVP is currently accepting proposals for annual meeting sites for 2011 and beyond. [...]

A Future for Geological Sciences at Michigan State 

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I am very pleased to pass along to SVP members the news that, following a period in which the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University was threatened with closure, a plan has been [...]

Abstracts Now Accepted for SVP 2010 Annual Meeting 

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Online ABSTRACT Submission Site Now Open Submit an Abstract for the SVP 70th Anniversary Meeting Beginning Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at NOON Central Time Zone (USA), abstracts for the Society of Vertebrate [...]

Accepted Abstract ID Numbers Available for Viewing 

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A complete list of the accepted abstract id numbers is now available for viewing. This list includes oral and poster presentations in all categories: symposia, regular, Romer, Preparators' and Colbert. [...]

Apply for the Patterson Memorial Grant 

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Patterson Memorial Grant Award Submissions Are Now Being Accepted The Patterson Memorial Grant, named in honor of Dr. Bryan Patterson, supports graduate and undergraduate student field work in vertebrate [...]

Are you receiving your SVP e-mails? 

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Are you receiving your SVP e-mails?  Your spam filter may be blocking them.  Follow these instructions to ensure you receive the latest news, events and

Call for Abstracts - GSA Topical Session-T113. Geological and Paleobiological Collections 

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RE:  timely topical session concerning geological and paleobiological collections at the upcoming GSA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. Abstracts are due August 10th.   T113. Geological and [...]

Call for Proposals - NESCent Sabbatical Scholars, Working Groups and Catalysis Meetings 

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The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is now accepting proposals for sabbatical scholars, working groups and catalysis meetings. Proposals for postdoctoral fellowships are accepted at the [...]

Carl Gans, former editor of "Morphology," Died at Age 86 

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Carl Gans 1923-2009 . . . modified from the New York Times by Chris Brochu Dr. Carl Gans, 86, died peacefully after a long illness in Austin, Texas, on 30 November 2009. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, [...]

Cast Your Vote in the SVP 2009 Annual Election 

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  The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) is holding the SVP Annual Election of Officers online. The voting period is Wednesday, February 18, through Monday, May 18, 2009, at NOON Central Time [...]

Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth 

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Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth 5-9 October 2008 • Houston, Texas George R. Brown Convention Center  The 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, American Society [...]

Charles "Charlie" Lockwood Killed in Motorcycle Accident July 14 

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Very sad news for those of us who do physical anthropology. Charles ("Charlie") Lockwood (University College London) was killed today [July 14, 2008] in a motorcycle accident in London. He is [...]

Colleagues Mourn Death of "Wally" Windscheffel 

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Wally finished writing his own obituary a week or so before he died; it follows with our postscript about some of his richly varied life below: [...]

Executive Committee's Final Statement Concerning Allegations From... 

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The Executive Committee's statement concerning allegations from Jeffery Martz (et al.) and William Parker of ethical violations by Spencer Lucas and colleagues, together with the Ethics Education Committee's [...]

Former NHM Curator Cyril Walker Passed Away May 6 

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 Cretaceous
Cyril Walker, formerly curator of fossil birds in the Natural History Museum, died after a long illness on Wednesday, 6 May 2009, aged 70. Cyril joined the staff of the then British Museum (Natural History) [...]

GREAT LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS ARE A CLICK AWAY 

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GREAT LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS ARE A CLICK AWAY AT THE SVP ONLINE STORE! SVP has an exciting selection of items for you to explore at the SVP online merchandise store. You'll find a large assortment of items [...]

Halszka Osmólska, an SVP Honorary Member and Noted Vertebrate Paleontologist, Passed Away March 31 

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 Cretaceous,Carboniferous,Devonian
 Halszka Osmólska (1930–2008) It is with deepest regret that we announce the death of professor Halszka Osmólska on March 31, 2008, at the age of 78 years, after a protracted and [...]

Is Your Abstract Complete? 

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HAS YOUR ABSTRACT, SUBMITTED FOR THE SVP 69TH ANNUAL MEETING BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED AND COMPLETED? Incomplete abstracts submitted for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 69th Annual [...]

John “Jack” Wilson, a SVP charter member, dies at 93 

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 Neogene,Paleogene
It is with the deepest regret that I report that John A. Wilson passed away yesterday in Austin, Texas, at the age of 93, where he was surrounded by his family. Jack, as he was known to his many friends, was [...]

Letter to SVP Members in Texas 

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Dear Texas SVP members, Dr. Eugenie Scott, the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, has requested that Texas SVP members write letters to your representatives on the Texas State [...]

Licht & Kogan, 2011. Late Cretaceous pycnodont fishes (Actinopterygii, Neopterygii) from Saxony (Eastern Germany) 

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Martin Licht & Ilja Kogan, 2011. Late Cretaceous pycnodont fishes (Actinopterygii, Neopterygii) from Saxony (Eastern Germany) Freiberger Forschungshefte (Akademie-Verlag) Freiberg C540:

Memorial Ceremony for Malcolm McKenna, April 27 and June 3 

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Memorial Ceremonies celebrating the life of Malcolm C. McKenna (July 21, 1930 - March 3, 2008) will be held : 1. On the University of Colorado Boulder Campus;  Sunday, April 27, 2008, 4 p.m. at Old Main [...]

Natural History Collections in the 21st Century at Indiana University - September 20 

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Natural History Collections in 21st Century Scholarship, Education, and Outreach Saturday, September 20 Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences, Geology Building, Room 126A A Symposium hosted by [...]

NEW SVP Online Award Submission - Open Today 

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Beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time Zone (USA), through Monday, May 5, 2008 at noon Central Time Zone (USA), applications and nominations for most* 2008 Society of Vertebrate [...]

NOW CLOSED - Online registration for the SVP 68th Annual Meeting 

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Online registration for the SVP 68th Annual Meeting ended Sept. 25, 2008. You may still register on site in Cleveland: SVP Registration Hours Tues., Oct. 14       4:00 pm [...]

Online registration ends Oct. 8 for Educators' Workshop and for the media 

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Online registration for the Educators' Workshop and for members of the media is available though Oct. 8, 2009.  After Oct. 8, you may register on site in Cleveland.

Online Registration Open... 

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NOW OPEN ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE SVP 68th ANNUAL MEETING October 15-18, 2008 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio    Registration Online registration for the SVP 68th Annual [...]

Paleontologist Daniel C. Fisher to appear on the "Today" show Friday, April 24 

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Dr. Daniel C. Fisher, professor and curator at the Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, will be interviewed on the "Today" show Friday [...]

Paleonturology 08 - 6th International Award in Palaeontology Research 

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 Neogene
Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (from now on FCPTD), Fundación Teruel SIGLO XXI and Dinópolis, with the purpose of rewarding palaeontological research [...]

Patterson Award Deadline Extended 

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The E-mailed (unsigned)  application is now due:      THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009. The mailed, sponsor-signed application is now due:  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY [...]

Patterson Memorial Grant Now Accepting Applications 

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The Patterson Memorial Grant, named in honor of Dr. Bryan Patterson, supports graduate and undergraduate student field work in vertebrate paleontology. The application date for this award is earlier [...]

Petition re: Proposed Closing of the Dept. of Geo. Sciences at Michigan State University 

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To all: The Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University is home to a nationally and internationally prominent, vibrant group of students, faculty and staff. As a response to current budget [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Ancestor of “Jaws”: 4-million-year-old shark fossil from Peru provides new evidence on the origins of the great white shark 

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 Neogene
  Deerfield, IL (March, 2009) – Sharks are among the most popular animals featured in television and cinema. And today among sharks, the undisputed king is the great white, a giant predator that can [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Bizarre reptile challenges notion of crocodiles as ‘living fossils’ 

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  Image 1 DEERFIELD, IL  (November, 2010) – The 20-odd species of living alligators and crocodiles are nearly all that remains of what was once an [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Concern Over Possible Loss of Fossil Resources 

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Concern Over Possible Loss of Fossil Resource DEERFIELD, IL (January 14, 2010) – A proposed coal mining project by Westar Resources, Inc. on Ellesmere Island (Nunavut) in Canada's eastern High Arctic is [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Giant Fossil Bats Out of Africa 

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 Paleogene
CHICAGO, IL (March 2008) – When most of us think of Ancient Egypt, visions of pyramids and mummies fill our imaginations. For a team of paleontologists interested in fossil mammals, the Fayum district of [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Heads Up in the Triassic! 

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 Triassic
DEERFIELD, IL (December 2008) When you take a bite out of a hamburger or chomp down on a piece of gum, you share this function of the lower jaw with the vast majority of animals. But not all: for some animals, [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Heads Up in the Triassic! 

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 Triassic
DEERFIELD, IL (December 2008) When you take a bite out of a hamburger or chomp down on a piece of gum, you share this function of the lower jaw with the vast majority of animals. But not all: for some animals, [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Light shed on koala evolution 

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 Neogene
DEERFIELD, IL (December, 2009) – The world at large knows koalas as cute, cuddly, lovable iconic animals. The evolutionary biologist, on the other hand, will know them as extremely specialized, [...]

PRESS RELEASE - New skeletons from the Age of Dinosaurs answer century-old questions 

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DEERFIELD, IL  (May, 2010) – More than 100 years ago paleontologist E. D. Cope of "Dinosaur Wars" fame found a few fragmentary bones of a reptile in the deserts of New Mexico. He named [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Oldest dinosaur embryos give insights into infancy and growth 

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  Image 1 DEERFIELD, IL  (November, 2010) – After sitting in collections for nearly 30 years, some remarkably well-preserved dinosaur eggs and their [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Paleontology society urges repeal of Louisiana Science Education Act 

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Deerfield, IL (September 4, 2008) – Today the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), the world’s leading organization of vertebrate paleontologists, urges Louisiana citizens and legislators to [...]

PRESS RELEASE - Prominent Paleontologist Honored by Alberta Order of Excellence 

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DEERFIELD, IL (June 24, 2010) – Dr. Phillip Currie, Vice President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, professor at the University of Alberta, and a world-renowned expert on dinosaurs, has been [...]

PRESS RELEASE - The latest in technology looks into some old bones 

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 Mesozoic
Deerfield, IL (June 2009) - Many of us have broken bones in our bodies at one time or another, and when this happens a healing process begins. The same was true of animals in the past, and has been well [...]

Project Exploration: Science Guide Aims to Engage Youth During Critical Summer Months 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2009 Chicago, IL – Project Exploration has released Discover Your Summer 2009, its third annual resource guide to summer science education opportunities for middle and [...]

Registration is Now Open for the SVP 70th Anniversary Meeting 

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Dear members and colleagues, I am pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 70th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October [...]

Silent Auction Financial Documents Destroyed 

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To:        SVP and SVPCA 2009 Annual Meeting Silent Auction Participants From:   SVP Headquarters Re:        2009 Silent Auction [...]

SOLD OUT - LIMITED Tickets for Attenborough Event Now Available Online 

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SOLD OUT - LIMITED Tickets to See Sir David Attenborough Available Now to Full Registrants of the SVP/SVPCA Annual Meeting Sir David Attenborough: A Lecture on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of [...]

Statement on the closing of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum 

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An Open Letter to the Trustees of the University of Wyoming On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology—an international scientific organization with more than 2,300 [...]

Submit an Abstract for the Romer Session and Prize 

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Online Submission Site Now Available    The Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution in vertebrate paleontology by a predoctoral student. The Romer Prize [...]

Submit an Abstract for the SVP 69th Annual Meeting 

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 Triassic
Beginning Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at NOON Central Time Zone (USA) through Monday, April 20, 2009, at NOON Central Time Zone (USA), abstracts for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 69th Annual [...]

SVP Abstract Submission & Travel Grant Application Sites Closed May 21 

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The SVP Abstract Submission and Travel Grant Application Sites closed May 21 at noon Central Time

SVP and theTaylor & Francis Group announce their partnership to publish the JVP 

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The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce their partnership to publish the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology is the [...]

SVP Award Submissions Deadline Approaching 

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Final Reminder: 3 Days Left to submit an application through the SVP Online Award Submission System (does NOT include the Romer or Colbert Awards*) The deadline for Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Awards [...]

SVP Awards: Nominate a Colleague or Apply Today 

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SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes Apply Today, or Nominate a Worthy Colleague SVP awards recognize distinguished achievement in vertebrate paleontology including the fields of research, service, paleontological [...]

SVP Field Conference Deadline is Wednesday, April 30 

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 Paleogene,Cretaceous
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY! SVP North American Field Conference Application Deadline  is Wednesday, April 30 The application deadline for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Hanna Basin Field [...]

SVP News Bulletin Number 197 Now Available 

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The SVP News Bulletin Number 197 is now posted to the Members' Only Area for

SVP Obituary: Passing Of Ann Elder 

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Ann Schaffer (Elder), a member of SVP since 1985,  was born to Rebecca and Jimmy Schaffer in Feagaville, Maryland, on April 7, 1958.  She was taken from this life suddenly on March 31 as a result of [...]

SVP President Philip Currie receives The Alberta Order of Excellence 

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Famed paleontologist Philip Currie often spends his night in tents and days in dust. He recently returned to his Edmonton home from Mongolia, and will travel to Antarctica late this year to help unearth [...]

SVP Supports NSC Alliances Proposed Executive Order 

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7 October 2009 Dr. John Holdren, Director Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President 725 17th Street Room 5228 Washington, DC 20502 Dear Dr. Holdren: On behalf of the [...]

SVP: Field Conference/Award Submissions/Abstracts Deadlines Reminder 

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 Paleogene,Cretaceous
SVP Field Conference Deadline is April 30 SVP Award Submission Deadline is May 5 Abstract Submission Deadline is May 21   SVP North American Field Conference Application Deadline is April 30 The [...]

SVP: 2009: about the NAPC and an NSF, PS and SVP Workshop 

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July 16, 2008 - North American Paleontological Convention in June 2009 - - An NSF, PS and SVP-Sponsored 5-day Workshop - Summer of 2009 -  North American Paleontological Convention in June [...]

SVP: Award Deadline Clarification and Reminder 

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Clarification of Award Submission Deadlines: Romer Prize: Wednesday, May 21, through the SVP Online ABSTRACT Submission System. Colbert Award: Wednesday, May 21, through the SVP Online ABSTRACT Submission [...]

SVP: Several Abstracts are Incomplete 

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DEADLINE IS IN 5 DAYS • SEVERAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE INCOMPLETE • APPLY FOR A JACKSON SCHOOL TRAVEL GRANT HAS YOUR ABSTRACT BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED? Several abstracts submitted for the [...]

The 2008 SVP Election Results 

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The 2008 SVP Election Results are now in. For the position of Vice-President Philip J. Currie For the position of Member-at-Large Julia Clarke The SVP election for 2008 was held by electronic ballot starting [...]

The SVP abstract submission period ended 4/20 

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TIME SENSITIVE re: Proposed Mining of Ellesmere Island 

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TIME SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION  Dear members and colleagues, As some of you may have heard, a proposed coal mining exploration project for Ellesmere Island (Nunavut) is currently under review. The proposed [...]

Update on Ellesmere Island 

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While no decisions have been made regarding the proposed coal mining project on Ellesmere Island in Canda, the SVP's efforts have drawn local attention to the concern over the possible loss of fossil [...]

View the Lecture by Sir David Attenborough at the Annual Meeting 

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View the full lecture by Sir David Attenborough at the SVP 69th Annual Meeting and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA)   This event was sponsored by the [...]

Vorträge 2009 

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Vorträge 2011 

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Vorträge 2013 

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Vorträge 2015 

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Vorträge 2017 

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WE ARE SVP (the video) is now available for viewing on the SVP Web site 

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WHAT IS A VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGIST? NEW VIDEO HAS AN ANSWER. Few scientific pursuits fascinate like digging up fossils. But despite this fascination with fossil-hunting – one aspect of the [...]

William (Bill) Sill - SVP Member Passed Away at 70 

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 Triassic
William Dudley (Bill) Sill, Ph.D. 1937 - 2008 Bill Sill, Vertebrate Paleontologist, Geologist, Professor, Mormon Bishop, and sometime purported Indiana Jones died March 15, 2008 at the age of 70 years, of [...]

Workshop on Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century 

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Next summer, the NSF-funded program On the Cutting Edge will offer a 4-day workshop on Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century. We've included details about the workshop at the end of this e-mail. [...]
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