Alumni-Club Nordamerika: Alumni Reception in Austin, Texas

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Datum und Uhrzeit
07.02.2019 - 08.02.2019, 18:00 - 16:00 Uhr

The University of Texas


Calling all alumni in the Austin area! Uni-Freiburg, in conjunction with other German universities, will be hosting a networking event as part of the year of the Deutschlandjahr year of German-American friendship.  Come out for a chance to hear about fascinating German-American research on dinosaurs by Prof. Julia A. Clarke and to meet your fellow alumni!

invites you to a science talk

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
Dr. Julia A. Clarke

Followed by a networking reception
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm Boyd Auditorium, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas, Austin
23 San Jacinto Blvd & East 23rd Street | Austin, TX 78712

The Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative brings together alumni of German universities for a series of science talks and networking events in the U.S. Part of the Year of German-American Friendship and organized by German liaison offices based in the U.S., this initiative invites alumni to join a growing network of thousands of members from diverse backgrounds, ages and professions who share a passion for Germany.

Julia Clarke is John A. Wilson Professor in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She is interested in how new structures and functions arise in deep time with a focus on the evolution of dinosaurs including birds. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The National Geographic Society, Explorers Club, AAAS, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and has been covered by NPR’s Science Friday, The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic Magazine, NOVA, and other outlets. Dr. Clarke is a recent Humboldt Foundation Award Winner (2016). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and received her degrees from Brown University and Yale University.

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries: Prepare to take a journey of discovery into the exciting world of modern paleontology with Dr. Julia A. Clarke who will highlight new discoveries in this field and their implications. New imaging techniques are changing what parts of dinosaur biology we can study and the questions we ask about them. In her research at Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde, Dr. Clarke spent her summers collaborating and working with their key animal sound archive and bird collections. In her talk, Dr. Clarke will focus on how we study sounds and colors in these magnificent reptiles.

Please RSVP by February 1, 2019, by clicking here

invites you to a tour of the

Ransom Center
The University of Texas, Austin

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm and at 3:00 pm
Ransom Center
300 W 21st Street | Austin, TX 78705

Representatives and alumni from German universities will tour the Ransom Center with you. You are invited to join us either at 2:00 pm or at 3:00 pm with each tour lasting about 60 minutes.

Please register here for the time slot you prefer.

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center’s collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.

Please contact if you need any information.

Until the end of 2019, Germany will be celebrating a year of German-American friendship knowing that the United States and Germany are Wunderbar Together― stronger as friends and partners. Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative is funded by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.