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Cabinet Curiosities: Botanical Specimens with a Mysterious Past!

[This is part of our “Cabinet Curiosities” series, which explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. This article originally appeared in BRIT’s former newsletter publication, Iridos, Issue 16(1) 2005.]   “Wow!” is the most frequent comment from visitors viewing the … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures: Alexander von Humboldt and the Scientific Discovery of America

This article is part of our year-long “Hidden Treasures” series in which Alyssa B. Young, Special Collections Librarian, features notable works in the BRIT rare book collection. BRIT Reads, our monthly bookclub, recently enjoyed Andrea Wulf’s bestseller The Invention of Nature: Alexander … Continue reading

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Cabinet Curiosities: Frontera, Texas

This is the first of our “Cabinet Curiosities” series, which explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. This article was written by Joe Lippert, Digitization Coordinator. In 1852, the former Republic of Texas was two years past the Compromise of … Continue reading

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Notes from the Field: Yunnan, China

Dr. Peter Fritsch, BRIT’s VP of Research and Director of the Herbarium, is on a visiting scholarship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, based at the Kunming Institute of Botany in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. Peter went on … Continue reading

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Youth Range Workshop 2016

by Dan Caudle, BRIT Resident Research Associate   Just imagine trying to keep up with 25 energetic, enthusiastic, inquisitive high school students for a week in the middle of a hot, dry summer in the semi-arid country around Junction, Texas. … Continue reading

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