From a Dinosaur’s Roar to a Bird’s Song

MAY 1, 2020

Dr. Julia Clarke

Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas

What is the talk about?

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hot Science - Cool Talks! Based on Hollywood movies, many of us imagine that a dinosaur may have roared like a lion, tiger or bear. But what if instead of roaring, dinosaurs instead cooed? By examining birds as living descendants of dinosaurs, Dr. Julia Clarke shares how and why ancient dinosaurs may have produced sounds.

About our presenter

Dr. Julia Clarke

Dr. Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke is an Associate Professor and John A. Wilson Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology in the Jackson School of Geosciences. She is a leading researcher on the evolution of dinosaurs and birds. Dr. Clarke's lab seeks new data to inform how avian diversity and distributions have changed across their deep histories.


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Schedule & Location

May 1, 2020
5:30-6:40 PMCool ActivitiesLBJ Plaza and Hallways, Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, UT Campus
7:00-8:15 PMTalkAuditorium, Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, UT Campus

Parking & Directions

Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, UT Campus
The Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium is located on 2313 Red River Street. Attendees may park at Manor Garage (MAG) located at 2017 Robert Deadman Dr.  The link to buy discounted parking will become available in mid-April. The cost of discounted parking is $4 (plus taxes and fees). You can purchase the discounted parking until 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 by following the instructions at www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/hot-science-cool-talks/parking/.