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RE: Two Broad Questions About Paleo-Education
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Raptorial Talon
> > Traditionally strong programs (in particular, programs
> where there are
> > an abundance of paleontologists of different expertise and
> > biological and geological faculty) include (but are by no means
> > limited
> > to!!):
> > Yale, Harvard, U Penn, U Chicago, U Cal Berkeley, UT Austin, U
> > Michigan, and the list goes on.
> And Alberta, no? For dinosaurs, anyway. There are plenty of
> others, especially if one's looking into invertebrate or
Sorry, oh neighbors to the north! I totally should add:
U Alberta, McGill, U Calgary, and onward.
Also Montana State, of course!
> Checking conference abstracts is a good recommendation; I
> hadn't thought of that in that way. I've been looking at
> (recent) journal articles, but I still wasn't sure what areas
> might have been covered in the past, or which *have* been
> covered but need review, etc. And of course I'd be looking
> for questions/areas that haven't been done yet - but hey, I
> figured I might as well ask as long as I'm on the general
> subject. Can't hurt to streamline the process. ; )
Good idea! Most conferences have published abstract volumes, at least some
of which are available online or in libraries.
> > So you have to make sure that you build
> up expertise in things beyond paleontology as such.
> I've been bracing for this eventuality since middle school.
> But I have to try.
Indeed. That's the way to do it. But just wanted to make sure that that
information was stated up front.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA