Dinosaur expert visits UNMC for free Durham event

June 25, 2013

UNMC gets a touch of Jurassic Park (minus the mayhem) today at a lunchtime lecture on the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its kin.

Thomas R. Holtz Jr., Ph.D., a paleontologist specializing in the origin, evolution, adaptations and paleobiology of carnivorous dinosaurs, will speak at noon in Room 2014 of the Sorrell Center.

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Thomas Holtz Jr., Ph.D., and friend
Dr. Holtz will discuss "The Life and Times of Tyrannosaurus Rex."

Dr. Holtz is a senior lecturer in the geology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. His recent works include co-editing and writing Indiana University's "The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition" and several chapters in University of California Press' "The Dinosauria, Second Edition."

In addition, Dr. Holtz has written several books for children and has been a consultant on numerous museum exhibits and TV documentaries (including BBC/Discovery Channel's "Walking with Dinosaurs," "Dinosaur Revolution" and "Planet Dinosaur" and the History Channel's "Jurassic Fight Club").

This program is offered through the Time Travelers partnership, which provides free museum admission for medical center employees, students, and their immediate family with a valid identification badge, while also offering lectures, workshops and other events on the medical center campus.

Employees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

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