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Congratulations Randy

At this time I would like to congratulate my good friend and colleague Randy Irmis, who just finished his dissertation (Irmis, 2008) at UC Berkeley and is moving to Utah to start his new job as an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah and curator of the Utah Museum of Natural History. Best of luck Randy!

This picture is from his University of Utah faculty webpage.


Irmis, R.B. 2008. Perspectives on the origin and early diversification of dinosaurs. PhD dissertation, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 421 pp.


  1. Yeah, Randy is awesome. Especially, so far as I can tell, he wrote his dissertation from scratch in about eight weeks having discarded all his previously published work. The awesome Utah curatorship could not have fallen to a more worthy recipient (even if all the sauropods will be rather wasted on him!)


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