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For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
The shark tooth weapons were the kind of cool stuff that drew marine conservation biologist Joshua Drew to the Field Museum of natural history in Chicago. The postdoctoral researcher was admittedly a bit burned out from a job search and the demands of a...
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are hoping that plant experts will be able to help them find the remains of a West Michigan baby who disappeared nearly two years ago, police said Wednesday. Investigators think that botanical evidence found...
Tags: Punishment, Prisons, Science and Technology, Courtland
The Field Museum is offering scientists early retirement packages for the third time in five years as the institution struggles to cope with flat revenues and a high debt burden. The offer was distributed Friday to 16 of the museum's 27 curators —...
“It's almost too beautiful,” said the first scientist to descend into the Lascaux caves, according to “Scenes From the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux,” an important and highly engaging new exhibit at the Field Museum....
Tags: Arts, Artists, Landforms, Caves and Caverns, Gerard Depardieu
Tribune reporterBefore the rest of the world fell in love with Bushman the gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, the popular primate captured the heart of a little girl in Africa who helped care for him as a baby. On Sunday, Winifred Smith, 92, and her family...
Tags: New Year's Day, Lincoln Park Zoo
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks." "We are...
Tribune reportersIn the years before the global financial crisis hit, many of Chicago’s cultural institutions took on major financial risks by borrowing tens of millions of dollars to fund expansions, renovations and other big-ticket projects. Some major...
Pushing back against a cost-cutting plan to overhaul scientific research at the Field Museum, curators are meeting this afternoon with museum president Richard Lariviere. Several said they hope to share concerns about his planned restructuring of the...
Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
Tags: Michigan Avenue, Arts, Italy, Culture, Chicago Mayor
Frigid February temperatures notwithstanding, it's not too early to plan where to send the kids to camp this summer. Throughout the city and the suburbs, a number of museums, botanical gardens and zoos offer hands-on learning experiences built around...
The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) was established in 1919 for the purpose of promoting the study of mammals, as well as providing information for public policy, resource management, conservation, and education. With more than 2,000 current...
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