“Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present, and the Future”
Professor John “Jack” Horner will be the Spring 2019 J. R. McDowell Speaker, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. His talk, “Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present, and the Future,” will be Monday evening, April 22nd beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College. General admission tickets for the event are $10 and will go on sale April 1, 2019 at the Transylvania County Library. (Cash or Check only)
Jack Horner is a dyslexic paleontologist! He is also a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and Regent’s Professor of Paleontology at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. He is known for his groundbreaking discoveries of the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, noted for his fieldwork in Montana where he has amassed one of America’s largest dinosaur collections. Horner is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant,” and has been awarded 2 honorary doctorates, one from the University of Montana, the school he attended, and another from Pennsylvania State University. He has named 10 new dinosaur species and has had 3 dinosaur species named after him. Horner has published more than 150 professional papers, eight popular books, and has been the subject of numerous documentaries. He served as the technical adviser for all of the Jurassic Park (and Jurassic World) movies and is the inspiration for the movies lead character, Dr. Alan Grant.
This annual speaker series, named for Transylvania County Library Foundation Board member emeritus J. R. McDowell, is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. Since 1944, the Transylvania County Library Foundation has worked to improve public library services to the citizens of Transylvania County.
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For additional information, contact the Transylvania County Library at 828-884-3151.