Dr. Matt Lamanna, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will discuss “Dinosaur Paleontology” at 7 p.m. Monday, November 13, in room 138 Blackington Hall on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.
The lecture, which is being sponsored by the UPJ Geology Department, is free of charge and open to the public.
Dr. Lamanna received a BSc from Hobart College; MSc and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and paleontology; paleobiogeography as influenced by paleogeography and paleoenvironment; phylogenetic systematics and taxonomy, functional morphology.
His lecture will focus on the non-technical overview of his recent research.
For additional information, contact Dr. Jack D. Beuthin, UPJ professor of geology, at 814-269-2945.
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.