Dinosaur Expert Paul Sereno Speaks at Denison
Date of Event: March 20, 2008
Posted: March 4, 2008
Denison’s biology department is hosting a lecture by renowned University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno. His talk, “Dinosaurs on Drifting Continents,” will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The event is free and open to the public.
Discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents and leader of dozens of expeditions, Sereno’s fieldwork began in 1988 in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina, where his team discovered the first dinosaurs to roam the Earth.
He is the author of books and stories in National Geographic and Natural History and is the subject of many documentaries. Sereno’s recognition includes The Chicago Tribune’s Teacher of the Year Award, People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, Esquire magazine’s 100 Best People in the World, Boston Museum of Science’s Walker Prize for extraordinary contributions in paleontology, and Columbia University’s University Medal for Excellence .
Sereno’s talk is sponsored by the Anderson Lecture Series, a program for science education at Denison created by J. Reid and Polly Anderson in 1986. The late Reid Anderson, a 1938 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison, was founder and former chief executive of Verbatim Corporation.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Lecture series, “Dinosaurs on Drifting Continents” by Paul Sereno, 8 p.m., Thurs., March 20, Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. For further information, contact Jessica Rettig at 740-587-5618.
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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