Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 5 | March 21, 2012

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A reconstruction of how Coronacollina would have appeared in life. Coronacollina remained in place on the sea floor, and may have used its spicules as support struts. Coronacollina resembles a Cambrian fossil sponge. The three raised points on the rim are
Geologist Mary Droser and Team Discover Oldest Organism With a Skeleton in Australia
A team of paleontologists from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered the oldest animal with a skeleton. Called Coronacollina acula, the organism is between 560 million and 550 million years old, which places it in the Ediacaran Period, before the explosion of life and diversification of organisms took place on Earth in the Cambrian Period.
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UCR Track Teams Have New (Refurbished) Home
Chancellor Timothy P. White, Athletics Director Brian Wickstrom and Head Track and Field Coach Irv Ray spoke at the dedication of the new UCR Track Facility March 2.
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