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Blog Archive: celebrating women in science

[image] Honoring Legacy and Future of NHMU

Honoring Legacy and Future of NHMU

On the evening of Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Natural History Museum of Utah honored its former executive director, Dr. Sarah B. George, and featured a surprise announcement by the president of the University of Utah, Dr. Taylor Randall.
[image] Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Every year during the last week of October leading up to Halloween, bat researchers, conservationists, and enthusiasts celebrate Bat Week. Bats have historically been the star of spooky books, movies, and decorations so it is the perfect season to celebrate and bring awareness to these fascinating and diverse creatures. However, due to their misrepresentation in terrifying lore and literature, bats have become misunderstood and feared by many.
[image] New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

From the first plans of our museum’s space, especially the Native Voices exhibit on the top floor, we have worked to include more than just objects from Native cultures in our region. Their perspectives, history, and actual voices are an important way to more fully present their culture to the wide museum audience.
[image] Science Writer Riley Black Illuminates the Day that Changed Life on Earth Forever

Science Writer Riley Black Illuminates the Day that Changed Life on Earth Forever

Read "The Last Days of the Dinosaurs," a new book by NHMU's Riley Black.
[image] Majora Carter on the Power of Imagination and Greening the Ghetto

Majora Carter on the Power of Imagination and Greening the Ghetto

"Imagination is more valuable than technical know-how," says urban revitalization specialist Majora Carter.
[image] The Women Scientists Who Inspire NHMU Researchers

The Women Scientists Who Inspire NHMU Researchers

Women throughout history have shaped science and our understanding of nature.
[image] Transgender Women Trailblazers Are Changing the Nature of Science

Transgender Women Trailblazers Are Changing the Nature of Science

The stories of transgender women in science are just beginning to be told.
[image] Women Bust Science Stereotypes

Women Bust Science Stereotypes

Women have always been a part of science, a reason to celebrate even as we push for change.
[image] Why Representation Matters in Science

Why Representation Matters in Science

The start of Black History Month is a good time to remember the power of representation
[image] Archaeological Evidence Suggests Men and Women Have Different Responses to Climate Change

Archaeological Evidence Suggests Men and Women Have Different Responses to Climate Change

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publication reports that women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their domestic responsibilities in the household and local community.