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FW: colleges


      If you asre interested in studying dinosaurs or other Mesozoic reptiles, 
in the United States,you might check out:

1. South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City http://www.sdsmt.edu
      Cretaceous dinosaurs and marine reptiles; however, like in a lot of 
places, these may be largely phased out before to long.  Gordon Bell, the big 
mosasaur expert down there, may be leaving this fall, and the other two profs 
who dabble in Mesozoic reptiles are mostly interested in mammals.  

2. Southern Methodist University in Houston 
      A lot of stuff here.

3. Texas Tech University in Lubbock http://www.texastech.edu
      Mostly Triassic stuff, such as thecodonts, although if you work with 
Thomas Lehman you may get to work in the Late Cretaceous.

4. Montana State University in Bozeman http://www.montana.edu
      Horner is adjunct faculty here, and you would be working at the Museum of 
the Rockies through the geology department here.  The financial situation for 
graduate students is apparently a little bleak.

5. University of Chicago
      Sereno is here.  Oliver Rieppel, who works with basal sauropterygians and 
other marine reptiles, is also part of the adjunct faculty.

6. Berkely
      Apparently not a whole lot is going on there nowadays, although you might 
check it out.
     You will have to dig up the web pages for Southern Methodist, Chicago, and 
Berkely yourself.  Check out the web pages, do a little research, contact 
professors.  Feel comfortble sending e-mail directly to anybody if you have 
questions or want to know something about what opportunities are availible for 
graduate students; just make sure that you do some digging yourself before you 
ask questions, so you don't waste thier time asking about stuff you can find 
out easily in other ways.  Now is a good a time as any to start making contacts.

Jeff Martz