Back in 2007, a reindeer herder stumbled upon the remains of a baby woolly mammoth on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia. The discovery turned out to be the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever found. Daniel Fisher, PhD, '67 was one of the paleontologists who studied this rare find. Along with a team of international scientists, Fisher conducted an extensive forensic study of the 40,000 year old baby mammoth. Their research is chronicled in a National Geographic documentary, Waking the Baby Mammoth which aired in 2009. Fisher was also interviewed on NPR radio. Click here to listen.
Fisher, a University of Michigan paleontologist and professor of geological science, has studied elephant-like mammoths and mastodons since 1979 and has worked on more than 20 excavations of the prehistoric pachyderms. But examining the latest Siberian discovery stands out as a career highlight, he said.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”