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Darwin Lecture at University of KY 2-26-99

Not dinosaurs, but of interest to many members of this list:

The Kentucky Paleontological Society Presents:
The Darwin Lecture 1999
The Evolution of the Horse

For several years in the 1980's the College of Arts and Sciences and 
many natural science departments on the University of Kentucky campus 
sponsored an annual "Darwin Lecture." This lecture was free and open to 
the public and the UK community. Eventually funding problems forced the 
cancellation of this wonderful lecture series that brought in some of 
the top names in evolutionary biology to speak on their research. The 
Kentucky Paleontological Society (KPS) has decided to take the 
initiative and reinstate the series beginning in 1999.
        Dr. Bruce MacFadden from the Florida Museum of Natural History 
and University of Florida has been invited to lecture on his 
specialty--the evolution of the horse. Dr. MacFadden is author of the 
widely acclaimed study of equine evolution entitled Fossil Horses: 
Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae, 
Cambridge University Press, 1992, and numerous technical papers on 
equine paleontology, including a widely reported on paper in the 
February 5, 1999 issue of the journal Science.
        The KPS has reserved the 350+-seat auditorium at the Singletary 
Center for the Arts on the UK campus for 7:30 PM, February 26, 1999. The 
title of Dr. Macfadden's talk is "New Ideas About Fossil Horse 
        Dr. MacFadden has also agreed to give an additional, more 
technical lecture to various campus departments prior to his main 
lecture. This lecture will be at 3:30 PM, February 25, 1999 at the Gluck 
Equine Center on the University of Kentucky campus. This more technical 
talk is titled "Fossil Horses, Carbon Isotopes, and Global Change."

If you would like further information, please call me at (606) 277-3148.


Dan Phelps
President, KPS
Opinions mine only. Standard disclaimer.

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