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March 19, 2013

March UC Presentation Digs into Vanishing Worlds

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  • UC² lecture looks at Vanishing Worlds
  • Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Neff Hall, Room 101
  • Professors and teachers discuss dinosaur habitats and science education
  • Free and open to the public
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed various places of the world, including parts of what is now the United States. Today, those creatures still have an impact on this country. “A Vanished World: The Science of Reconstructing Dinosaur Habitats from the Fossil Record” is the topic of the next Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) College of Art and Sciences University Community Conversation (UC²) lecture. The lecture is Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101.  

The lecture will feature the work of IPFW Geosciences Professor James Farlow, Assistant Professor Ben Datillo, and school teachers Lori Fox and Martha Goings. In summer 2012 Farlow led a team of scientists, researchers, students, and collaborators on a project on the Paluxy River, southwest of Fort Worth, Tex., where they studied fossilized dinosaur footprints. The project was funded in part by the National Geographic Society. The presentation will include a discussion of the research on the dinosaur footprints and the importance of science education.

The theme of the 2013 UC² lecture series is “The Nation.” Each presentation explores a different aspect of the many interpretations of the Nation, looking at themes such as immigration, education, and history. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information on this event, contact Farlow at 260-481-6251 or Learn more about the dig

For more information on the UC² program itself, contact Carl Drummond, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 260-481-5750 or