Renowned Paleontologist to Present Dinosaur Program at Kent State Tuscarawas

Founders Hall Auditorium

Internationally renowned speaker Mary Higby Schweitzer will present “How Do We Know What We Know About Dinosaurs?” at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on April 6 at 6 p.m. in Founders Hall Auditorium. The program, which is appropriate for all ages, is free and open to the public, with no tickets required. Auditorium doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schweitzer is a vertebrate paleontologist and evolutionary biologist who specializes in the recovery of biomolecules from ancient fossils, including dinosaurs. Her cutting-edge research in molecular paleontology has challenged the way dinosaurs and extinct animals are studied. 

She is a tenured professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, a research curator of paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and research curator at the Museum of the Rockies. Schweitzer received her Ph.D. from Montana State University.

Her extensive research and articles have been published in top-tier journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Science and Nature Scientific Reports. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.