The gingerbread creation by Paloma Duda Cortes won best in show!

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 was a night to gather together for the students, postdocs, faculty, staff, families and friends of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Enjoy a Google web album and some highlights of the evening where the Latin jazz quintet, Los Gatos, rocked the museum.  

Gingerbread house contest winners:

Most creative: grad student team of Peter Cerda, Danny Lyons, Andréa Thomaz, Camden Gowler, Mariah Kenney and Renata Pirani.

Best gingerbread house: Paloma Duda (daughter of Tom and Liliana Duda)

Trivia contest winners:

1st Place: team name: The Bey Hive: Susanna Campbell, Corbin Kuntze, Teal Harrison, Theresa Ong Paul Glaum, and Vandermeer group​

2nd Place: team name: We miss Tim James: Alisha Quandt, Tommy Jenkinson, Peter Pellitier, Wes Bickford, Anne Elise Stratten, Rob Powers

3rd Place: team name: Immortal Jellyfish: Zach Hajian-Forooshani, Chau Ho, Iris Rivera, Jordan Tourville, Kristel Sanchez, Ben (an SNRE student)​.

“It was a lot of fun getting together on Friday night in the Natural History Museum for our annual holiday party, especially seeing the bumper crop of EEB babies and young children in attendance,” said Diarmaid Ó Foighil, EEB professor and chair.

“I'd like to give a quick shout out to some of the organizers (with apologies for those I may inadvertently omit).  First and foremost our impressive Social Committee: Laura Eideitis, Michael Ehnis, Mackenzie Caple, Susanna Campbell and Yin-Long Qiu.  Also, Jason Dobkowski and his hard-working team of trivia contest assessors and the many volunteers, including Charles Davey and Nick Van Dyke, who helped with the set up and take down/clean up.”

Enjoy a Google web album.

Compiled by Gail Kuhnlein

This grad student team took first place in the sixth annual picture ID trivia challenge! Pictured: Paul Glaum, Bea Otero Jimenez, Tristan McKnight, Susanna Campbell, Teal Harrison, Theresa Ong. Photo credit: Dale Austin.