Michigan professor and paleontologist speaks about the early evolution of whales
Date of Event: March 29, 2009
Posted: March 20, 2009
Philip Gingerich, a professor at the University of Michigan, will give a public lecture at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, in Denison University’s Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and is free and open to the public.
The lecture titled, “Origin and Early Evolution of Whales: A Profound Transition from Land to Sea,” reflects Gingerich’s research interests, which focus on vertebrate paleontology and, more specifically, on the origin of modern orders of mammals.
Gingerich is a professor of paleontology, professor of geological sciences, professor of biology, professor of anthropology and the director of the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Yale University.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Philip Gingerich lecture, “Origin and Early Evolution of Whales: A Profound Transition from Land to Sea,” 8 p.m. on Sun., March 29, at Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andy McCall at email@example.com.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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