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November 18, 2008

News Article: Roanoke Times

MARTINSVILLE -- The Virginia Museum of Natural History has named retired curator Lauck "Buck" Ward as its first curator emeritus.

Ward had served as curator of invertebrate paleontology at the museum for 19 years before he recently retired. The museum announced his appointment Monday.

Executive Director Tim Gette said he hopes the museum can attract other retired scientists from other museums and universities to continue their work at the Martinsville facility as curator emeritus.

Ward joined the museum in 1989 and previously held positions with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Virginia Department of Agriculture.

-- Associated Press

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