Monday, January 29, 2007

AMNH Creates Ph.D. Program

From the NY Sun:

The American Museum of Natural History has created America's first doctoral program at a museum.

Dr. John Flynn, a lead curator at the museum for the past two years, was chosen as dean of the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the museum. Flynn currently holds faculty positions at Columbia University and City University of New York. He also served for a decade as the associate chairman of the evolutionary biology doctoral program at the University of Chicago.

The Gilder school, which has raised about $50 million from three private donors and the city, will begin its comparative biology doctoral program next year.