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Dinosaurs In Living Color

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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 7 PM CT

Dinosaurs In Living Color

by Professor Julia Clarke
Associate Professor and John A. Wilson Centennial Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas - Austin

What is the Lecture About?

Professor Julia Clarke will bring the study of dinosaurs to life and explore questions of where birds fit in the paleontological record. Clarke will present recent research and discoveries that enable scientists to paint a vibrant picture of what these animals looked like, compare them with living ancestors, and explain how everything you knew about dinosaurs may be wrong.

Note: New venue for this program at the LBJ Auditorium. For directions to this facility, click here.

Join National Geographic filmmaker Jenny Kubo for a screening and discussion of the making of her film Dinomorphosis at 6:00 pm. Teachers can receive professional development credits for attending Kubo's discussion. Teachers can RSVP to attend by clicking here.

Join The Center for Inquiry for a free discussion about the presentation topic after the lecture. Interested parties should meet in the lobby after the presentation to walk to the Student Activities Center building located at the U.T. campus for this lively discussion. More information and location by clicking here..

Presenter's Biosketch

Professor Julia Clarke is a paleontologist at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas Austin, as well as research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Clarke is lead author of an article in the September 2010 issue in the journal Science of her research team discovery of the first fossilized penguin species found with evidence of feathers. Her research interests include vertebrate paleontology and evolution of morphology, as well as avian anatomy and evolution.

Additional website of interest: The Texas Natural Science Center is a world-renowned research center producing and managing a collection of 5.7 million specimens in the disciplines of paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology. The Center maintains close working relationships within each of these fields of study at The University of Texas at Austin. Explore the Texas Natural Science Center online to find out more about their programs here.

Read an online review of the event and interview with Professor Clarke from U.T.'s Daily Texan by clicking here.

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