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Volunteer with the Gilder School
The Gilder Graduate School has an opening for a smart, dedicated volunteer to assist with many facets of the School’s work. Duties will range from data entry, proofreading and filing, to higher level projects such as conducting online research, assembling and sharing information, and assisting with special events. Experience working in Excel and Word is necessary. The hours are flexible within Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm. To be considered, apply here.
The Richard Gilder Graduate School is pleased to announce the promotions of two Curators in 2014-15
Promoted from Assistant to Associate Curator (with tenure), Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and from Assistant to Associate Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School
Promoted from Associate Curator (with tenure) to Curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and from Associate Professor to Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School
By ROBIN POGREBIN. You don’t typically expect to go to a museum and come out with a degree in higher education.
But the American Museum of Natural History now offers a master of arts in teaching and a Ph.D. in comparative biology.
“Many of the most important issues of the day have science as a foundation,” said Ellen V. Futter, the museum’s president. “There’s a real need for a public understanding of these issues and, as a result, a stronger need for more scientists.”
Shaena Montanari, 27
Postdoctoral research associate, Columbia University-American Museum of Natural History
At 24, Montanari earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Biology at the Richard Gilder Graduate School; she chemically analyzed the fossils of extinct animals, including dinosaur eggshells that showed what the Gobi desert was like 80 million years ago. Now she's focusing in using DNA barcoding to understand the diets of tigers and other mammals being overrun by humans to make sure they still have prey to eat.