Nov. 11, 2011
At A Glance
'Fossil Guy' series continues Nov. 12 with 'Feathered Dinosaurs Yesterday and Today'
"The Fossil Guy" series continues at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, with "Feathered Dinosaurs Yesterday and Today." Each "Fossil Guy" program consists of a 30-minute talk by Don Johnson, a local amateur paleontologist, followed by a close-up, hands-on, question-and-answer session using his collection of fossils and artifacts. Presentations are geared toward elementary-age children. The free public events are held in Macbride Auditorium.
Many fossil dinosaurs with preserved feather impressions have been recently discovered in China. These impressions have given us a new picture of these special dinosaurs and their close relationship with modern birds. What kind of "brain power" did these feathered dinosaurs have? How do the paleontologists and geneticists know that the modern birds are a specialized group of dinosaurs? Explore the Hageboeck Hall of Birds after these questions and more have been answered and meet the feathered dinosaurs that are still with us today.
For more information on the "Fossil Guy" and other Museum of Natural History programs, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/mnh or call 319-335-0606.
Lecture explores 'Rotten Truth About Human Behavior' Nov. 17
UI Jazz Repertory Ensemble performs Nov. 17 and Dec. 6
The University of Iowa Jazz Repertory Ensemble (JRE), directed by School of Music faculty member Brent Sandy, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Riverside Recital Hall. The band will preview the concert in a performance at the Mill Restaurant in downtown Iowa City at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Included on the concert will be "Big Dipper" by Thad Jones, "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins, "Self-Portrait in Three Colors" and "Better Get Hit in Your Soul" by Charles Mingus, "Anthropology" by Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie, "Count 'Em" by Quincy Jones, "Quiet Night and Quiet Stars" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and "The Chicken" by PeeWee Ellis.
JRE is a big band that performs the works of the great composers from many eras of jazz history. Read a bio of Sandy at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music//faculty_staff/profiles/sandy.shtml.
Admission to the all-ages performance at the Mill is $3 for students and $5 for nonstudents.
Thanksgiving organ program to honor Kjaer daughter
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