Assistant Professor Harvests the Fossilized Bones of Animals from South America
A catastrophic mudflow over 25 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.
Frozen in time, the small animal would not come to light again until this past March when Darin Croft from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine -- a member of an international field team including U.S. and Chilean researchers -- picked up the fossil embedded in the dark purple rock that was once volcanic mud.
The yet undescribed specimen was found in a remote central Chilean field site in the Río Maipo Valley.
The small animal resembles a modern-day armadillo with its hinged plates that form a hard armored shell. It is small by today's standards, but its fused limb bones indicate the animal had reached adulthood.
The latest find is among some 1,800 specimens -- including many new animal species -- that have been collected from the group's numerous fossil-rich central Chilean localities. Read more.
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For Faculty & Staff
Tony Kinslow, vice president for human resources, invites all faculty and staff to join him in an informal reception to say good luck and farewell to Carolyn Gregory, associate vice president for human resources. The event is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on May 31 at SAGES, located on the first level of Crawford Hall. RSVP via e-mail by May 25 to Helen Haynes-Whitehead. Gregory is joining the University of Akron as associate vice president of human resources.
The Weight Watchers at Work program will have an open house and registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 23 in Thwing Center, Spartan Room. After which the group will meet at the same time and place each Wednesday beginning May 30. Call 368-3924 or e-mail Sara Fields to learn about fees and other details.
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The campus community will have an opportunity to meet Robert H. Binstock, professor of aging, health and society, when he signs copies of his book Aging Nation: The Economics and Politics of Growing Older in America, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on May 23 in the main lobby of the Wolstein Research Building. Free and open to the public.
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is hosting an information session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 24 at in the first-floor lounge of Guilford House. Learn about the advantages of working in the nonprofit sector and the types of jobs that are available. University employees can take advantage of the tuition waiver benefit for the master's degree. For information or to RSVP, call 368-6025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.