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TMCC presents paleoanthropologist as part of Distinguished Speaker Series

By ThisIsReno

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WHAT: TMCC will present Dr. Donald Johanson on Thursday, Sept. 22 as part of the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Dr. Johanson, who discovered “Lucy” – the world’s best known fossil – will discuss his historic find and how it resonated globally and forever changed the world’s understanding of the human past. Tickets for the VIP reception and presentation are available online at www.TMCC.edu/DSS.

WHO: Dr. Johanson is one of the world’s most recognizable paleoanthropologists and most well-known for his finding of a 40-percent complete skeleton of a previously unknown type of ancient hominid, also known as “Lucy.” Committed to sharing and explaining scientific discoveries to the general public, Johanson’s outreach efforts have spanned multiple mediums—including television, books, and the award-winning science website Becoming Human.

WHERE: Truckee Meadows Community College, Dandini Campus

V. James Eardley Student Center, Red Mountain Building

Parking available in the main lot

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2011

5:30 p.m. – VIP Reception

7:00 p.m. – Presentation begins

*Tickets are available online at www.TMCC.edu/DSS

ABOUT TMCC: Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.