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New ASIH Fund: Robert Cashner Student Assistance Fund

Date Posted: 9 Jul 2018 (Show details)

ASIH member Dr. Robert Charles Cashner passed away on July 1, 2018. In his honor, the Society has set up the Robert Cashner Student Assistance Fund. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please send checks to Douglas Martin, Treasurer ASIH, 1609 Lions Den, Leander, TX 78641. Please write the checks to ASIH. Also, please write "Bob Cashner Fund" on the note line of the check.

Robert Charles Cashner passed away 1 July 2018 (update 9 July 2018)

Date Posted: 4 Jul 2018 (Show details)

Dr. Robert Charles Cashner passed away on July 1, 2018. He was a well-known and respected ichthyologist, faculty member, and administrator at the University of New Orleans where his career spanned 35 years. Read his obituary in the New Orleans Advocate.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the newly established ASIH The Cashner Student Assistant Fund. To do so, please send checks to:

Douglas Martin, Treasurer ASIH, 1609 Lions Den, Leander, TX 78641.

Please write the checks to ASIH. Also, please write "Bob Cashner Fund" on the note line of the check.

AMNH Ichthyology collections moving to Gilder Center

Date Posted: 27 Jun 2018 (Show details)

The Ichthyology collections and staff at the American Museum of Natural History will be moving to new, on-campus temporary quarters on or around 16 July 2018, as the first phase of construction of a new home for the ichthyology department and its ~2.8 million specimens in the Museum’s new Gilder Center (see www.amnh.org/about-the-museum/richard-gilder-center-for-science-education-and-innovation for more details). During the move, from mid-July through approximately mid- to late September 2018, we anticipate that the collections and department facilities will be unavailable to the research community. Thereafter, operations will resume in temporary quarters until we move to final quarters in the Gilder Center, at a date to be determined.

Questions related to the collections should be directed to Barbara Brown (bbrown [at] amnh [dot] org), and those about the Gilder Center project to Scott Schaefer (schaefer [at] amnh [dot] org).

Upcoming book: Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean

Date Posted: 25 May 2018 (Show details)

Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, edited by Philip Heemstra, Elane Heemstra, David Ebert, Wouter Hollemand, and John Randal, will be published sometime in late 2018 or early 2019. It is the culmination of work by more than 100 contributors over the course of 20 years.

Download the brochure

SW PARC Annual Meeting in Oklahoma, September 6-9

Date Posted: 23 May 2018 (Show details)

Join us in Oklahoma City September 6-9 for the 2018 SW PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) Annual Meeting. We’re excited to feature George L. Heinrich as our keynote speaker discussing ”The Big Turtle Year: Celebrating Wild Turtles Across the United States”. There will be a pre-meeting workshop, informal icebreaker, two days of presentations, a banquet, live auction, and field trip. We hope to see you there!

Learn more about the meeting location and schedule: www.swparc.org/meetings/2018-meeting/.

Consider presenting a paper or poster: www.swparc.org/2018/03/27/call-for-abstracts/.

Early registration ends August 1st: www.swparc.org/meetings/2018-meeting/#reg.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PARCSouthwest.

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