The annual holiday party for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was an evening of merriment and collegiality amongst the dinosaur and mastodon skeletons at the Museum of Natural History. One could almost imagine the fossilized behemoths springing to life to join in the celebration.

Students, staff, postdocs and faculty broke bread together at the potluck-styled feast, which ensured a wide variety of delights for the taste buds. There was a scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, and a craft to entertain the youngsters. Jason Dobkowski’s popular trivia game returned with clever-as-ever categories.

The Ann Arbor Latin jazz band, Los Gatos, provided dinner and dancing music throughout the party, which was themed, “An Evening in the Islands,” Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. With special thanks to the social committee for the planning and coordination of the party: Dr. Laura Eidietis, Professor John Vandermeer, Nicholas Van Dyke, Michael Ehnis, Samantha Winder, Leslie Decker. And to everyone who helped with set up and clean up! 

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