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Vernon Cheadle Alumni Award

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:34 -- Katja Seltmann

Background

Dr. Cheadle served as the second Chancellor of UCSB from 1962 to 1977. He is remembered as an outstanding leader who was responsible for the transformation of UCSB into a first-class general campus of the University of California and for his teaching and research as a Professor of Botany from 1936 until 1995.

Herbarium Digitization Project Making Steady Progress

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:58 -- Katja Seltmann

The IMLS-funded project to image and database CCBER's California plant specimens has completed month 9!  Three staff members, one adjunct faculty member, and four student interns have been working feverishly since November to curate, correct nomenclature, image and database as many specimens as possible before the project ends on September 30.  After having made one complete pass through the cabinets of mounted specimens, we have imaged and databased specimens of over 30,000 plants from California, our top priority.

CCBER Intern BBQ Highlights

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:28 -- Katja Seltmann

Fun was had by all on June 6 at the 10th annual CCBER BBQ held to thank the interns who have participated in restoration, research, education and collection management this past year. Over 40 students joined staff for an excellent meal grilled to perfection by Ryan Lippitt and sous chef Alex Tremblay. Yummy salads, sides, desserts and beverages accompanied the main dish.

CCBER Visitors

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:53 -- Katja Seltmann

Three of Katherine Esau's students met at CCBER to reminisce about their graduate years with Dr. Esau.  Ray Evert (PhD UC Davis 1958), Clyde Calvin (PhD UC Davis 1966) and Jennifer Thorsch (PhD UC Santa Barbara) met in early March to tour CCBER and the extensive Katherine Esau and Vernon Cheadle plant anatomy slide collection. 

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