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  • Youngest Volunteer

    Posted 08/08/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Today was registration at Foothills Elementary in Lakewood. Also today was Becky Krell's first day as a DMNS volunteer. Having seen her sister Vicky volunteering for a year, she couldn't wait to join her. Today was her great day. She got her volunteer badge and is now official. Vicky is already expe…
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  • Databasing at full speed

    Posted 02/24/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    On 1 November, Chris Grinter started as the Databasing Assistant in the NSF funded SCAN project (Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network), a consortium of ten Museums and Collections of the American Southwest. He worked his first months for Paula Cushing in the arachnology collection cleaning up…
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  • ScarabNet meeting in London

    Posted 02/20/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Frank Krell joined this year’s ScarabNet meeting on 1 and 2 February at the London Zoo. ScarabNet is a NSF-funded Research Coordination Network that has brought together over 80 researchers working on dung beetles (Scarabaeinae). ScarabNet has stimulated international collaborations, produced review…
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  • Collection of Megan Vogel donated to DMNS

    Posted 11/07/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    On 18 October Jeff Stephenson and Frank Krell drove from Denver to Helena, Montana, to collect a major donation (only to find out in the middle of nowhere, Wyoming, that the gas gauge of the Museum vehicle didn't work). In Helena resides Dr. Bea Vogel, DMNS Research Associate and first preside…
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  • New species can be published online

    Posted 09/18/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    2012 has brought two pivotal decisions for the publication of newly discovered species. Before, everything relevant to scientific names (nomenclature) had to be published on hard copy. From this year, species discoveries can be published in online journals. Electronic works containing new anima…
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  • Big NSF grant for Entomology Collection

    Posted 05/23/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Great success for the DMNS Entomology Program! We received over $ 360.000 from NSF to support "Uncrowding, Rehousing, and Digitization of the Insect Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science" (DBI-1203367). This grant will provide for a curatorial assistant for three years (David Bettm…
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  • Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network funded

    Posted 04/24/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    The Southwest Collections or Arthropods Network (SCAN) is a collaborative project to make arthropod collections from ten southwestern institutions accessible online. It is led by Neil Cobb from Northern Arizona University and involves Frank Krell, Paula Cushing and Jeff Stephenson from DMNS. The fun…
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  • Academic Publishers' Time Travel

    Posted 03/22/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Publication dates seem to have become meaningless. We could buy books at Christmas 2011 with the publication date 2012. In November 2011 we already received journal issues of February 2012. Presenting us with false publication dates is not only annoying when it comes to determining intellectua…
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  • What you always wanted to know about the Impact Factor

    Posted 03/08/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Scientists often are evaluated by metrics based on citations of scientific papers, because of a common belief that more citations equates higher quality. Is is so? A commonly used metric, the Journal Impact Factor, mainly considers the citations of other scientists' papers. Does this make sens…
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  • Insect Exhibit reopens

    Posted 02/09/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    During the last six months, the largest specimen from the Snowmass dig, a massive mammoth, was prepared in the insect exhibit area. The insects were boarded up and out of visitors' view. This week, the mammoth moved to the Paleo Lab, and the DMNS Insect exhibit reopened! We used the occupation…
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