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Cooper Center Director to Speak Oct. 2

Sept. 27, 2012

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Jere Lipps

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Jere Lipps, an internationally renowned scientist and director of the Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, will discuss the collection's past, present and plans for the future during the Oct. 2 Colleagues Colloquium sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The talk is open to the public.


Tuesday, Oct. 2
7:30 - 9 a.m.


Fullerton Marriott (southeast corner of Cal State Fullerton)
2701 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, 92831


Cal State Fullerton and Orange County partnered in 1999 to manage, curate and display archaeological artifacts and fossils found during the development of the county. The vast collection includes evidence of human activity dating back more than 10,000 years, along with specimens of rare animals that occupied the region beginning 180 million years ago. The Cooper Center opened May 4, 2011.

Lipps, who holds a Ph.D. in geology from UCLA, is the former director and curator of the University of California Museum of Paleontology and former chair of the Berkeley Natural History Museums. He became director of the Cooper Center in January.


$15, includes breakfast


Seating is limited. Registration and more information are available online.

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Valerie Orleans, 657-278-4540 

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