Dinosaurs in Living Color

MARCH 25, 2011

Dr. Julia Clarke

Associate Professor
John A. Wilson Centennial Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin

What is the talk 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. 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. 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 UT campus for this lively discussion.

About our presenter

Dr. Julia Clarke

Dr. Julia Clarke

Professor Julia Clarke is a paleontologist at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at 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