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TMCC Presents Dr. Donald Johanson as part of speaker series on Sept. 22

Posted: Aug 11, 2011

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

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. 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.

Event information:

*Tickets are available online at

TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Dr. Donald Johanson 
Thursday, September 22, 2011
6 p.m. - VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. - Presentation begins
TMCC Dandini Campus, student center
Parking available the Desert Reseach Institute (north and south lots)

This event is funded in part by Nevada Humanities. 

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TMCC's Public Information Office
Telephone: 775-673-7087

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