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The Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) is putting on a K-T
Symposium at Colorado School of Mines in Golden this March:
_The K-T Boundary: Extinction and Emergence_
It runs March 20-21 (Saturday and Sunday). Saturday the 20th is the
actual symposium featuring keynote speakers, poster sessions, and fossil
exhibits, and the 21st will be a field trip to Dinosaur Ridge and the K-T
boundary at South Table Mountain.
Contact WIPS at (303) 948-1184, fax (303) 690-5583, or click on their
website at: http://www.wipsppc.com for information.
The symposium costs $45.00 pre-registration (before March 10th), $55.00
after March tenth or walk-in, and $40.00 for students. The field trip is
$20.00. Altogether, not too pricey. The symposium and field trip can also be
attended for Continuing education for $95.00.
Keynote speakers include:
Louis Jacobs ("Mass extinctions: similarities and differences")
Jim Kirkland ("Patterns of extinction during the Cretaceous: contrasts to
the terminal K-T boundary extinction")
Doug Nichols, USGS palynologist ("The end of an era, evidence for a
continent-wide catastrophe at the K-T boundary")
Kirk Johnson ("The end of an era, evidence of ecosystem devastation at the
Anthony Fiorilla ("Taphonomy at the K-T boundary")
LN Jeff ("Undergraduate education, how to go into debt for the rest of your