Blog Archive: People

[image] Behind the Scenes, a Fossil Treasure Trove

Behind the Scenes, a Fossil Treasure Trove

Carolyn Levitt-Bussian has a fossil lover’s dream job. Every day that she comes to work at the Natural History Museum of Utah, she gets to roam among the dinosaurs.
[image] Carolyn Levitt-Bussian Recognized for Distinguished Service

Carolyn Levitt-Bussian Recognized for Distinguished Service

NHMU Collections Manager Carrie Levitt-Bussian wins the Amos Award.
[image] Q&A with Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara

Q&A with Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara

Kenneth Lacovara visited the Natural History Museum of Utah recently and discussed why dinosaurs matter, the future of paleontology, and NHMU's Past Worlds gallery.
[image] Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes is an incredible example of a Utahn brought up in humble circumstances who found the confidence, courage, and persistence to succeed in life, thanks in part to her five-year experience in NHMU’s Youth-Teaching-Youth program.
[image] Of Mice and Meadows

Of Mice and Meadows

A new exhibit in the Land Gallery shows how small mammals tell us about the past and present of the Great Basin ecosystem.
[image] Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Shannen Robson discusses Dr. Eric Rickart, NHMU's curator of vertebrate zoology.
[image] Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of fungal microbes and providing a baseline for future comparative studies. 
Tags: mycology
[image] The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

Natalia Wilkins-Tyler is a Salt Lake City-based scientific illustrator who has accomplished a number of fantastic illustrations for NHMU. Read about her profession and see a video of her in action.
[image] Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

If you think your spring cleaning is difficult, try our Past Worlds Gallery on for size. Our exhibits team recently spent the better part of a week spiffing up all of our dinosaur skeletons.

[image] The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

Education and entertainment mix seamlessly through the power of museum theater, two great examples of which are happening at NHMU through April 1, 2017: Poison Live! and the Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow.