The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dinos, Teddy Roosevelt—two events you won’t want to miss

Two dynamic speakers are coming to campus April 5 and April 6.    The first is the newly appointed Curator of Dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Dr. Matt Carrano, who will present "Exploring the Past on the Great Red Island:  Dinosaur Evolution and Madagascar" on Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benwood Auditorium, Room 230 in the Engineering, Math, Computer Science Building at the corner of Vine and Palmetto.

Carrano’s  research interests are in the evolutionary biology of dinosaurs, in particular their locomotory behavior and evolutionary relationships.

The event is free and open to the public.   It is sponsored by the UTC Chapter of Sigma Xi  and the UTC Chapter of TriBeta. For more information contact: Dr. Tim Gaudin, or call 423/425-4163.

On Tuesday, April 6 there will be a performance by not one, but two noteworthy, opinionated, and highly intelligent men from the past.   No, it’s not a séance.  It’s John C. Chalberg---professional historian, Fulbright Scholar, and actor who will be bringing the rough-riding former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt, and the prolific British wit G. K. Chesterton back to life, in full throat and period costume.

Historical Visitations:  An Evening with Theodore Roosevelt and G. K. Chesterton  will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Benwood Auditorium, Engineering and Computer Science Building on the UTC campus, corner of Vine and Palmetto.

Chalberg  has presented his insightful characterizations all over North America and in Eastern Europe.  He holds a Ph.D. in American History and has taught at the college level for many years.

His presentation is free and open to the public.

The SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities at UTC is sponsoring the event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to commune with some of the liveliest dead people you’ll ever meet.  For more information, contact: or call 423/423/425-5202.