Whittier College News Release
Office of Public Relations
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P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
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WHITTIER COLLEGE EVENT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA
Whittier, CA (September 5, 2005)—For a benefit to aid victims of Hurricane
Katrina, noted paleontologist Dr. Donald R. Prothero will discuss “Global
Catastrophes and Mass Extinctions” on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m., in
the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, 6760
Painter Avenue in Whittier. Ticket cost will be structured as a
pay-what-you-can, and all monies collected will be donated to the American Red
Cross Disaster Relief Fund. This event is open to the general public. For more
information, please contact the Box Office, 562.907.4203
Donald R. Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College and lecturer
in geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. He has been a
Guggenheim and NSF Fellow, a Fellow of the Linnean Society, and in 1991 received
the Schuchert Award of the Paleontological Society for outstanding
paleontologist under the age of 40. He has authored or co-edited over 21 books and
is a technical editor of Journal of Paleontology and adjunct editor of Paleobiology.
The Ruth B. Shannon Center is located on the northeast corner of Painter Ave.
and Philadelphia St. on the Whittier College campus.
Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year
college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both
professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on
diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission
is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for
global leadership and service.
Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is
a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate
campus in Orange County.