Philip Currie

Dinosaur Paleontologist, Museum Curator, Professor at University of Alberta

Our Roy Chapman Andrews Society
Distinguished Explorer 2022

Award presentation and acceptance lecture

Free event will be held in-person.
Friday, April 29, 2022
4:30 p.m. CT
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Center

Lecture Title:

Hunting Dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert:
In the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews

Currie’s field areas stretch from pole to pole, including sites in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia. He has led or co-led most of these multidisciplinary and, commonly, multinational expeditions.

His “labs” have included The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and the University of Alberta Laboratory of Paleontology, where he holds curator positions. His work has advanced the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds and provided evidence of group behavior in carnivorous dinosaurs.

Currie has published hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 15 books. He has given thousands (!) of talks and interviews.

Currie’s similarities to Roy Chapman Andrews, particularly his ties to museums, work in the Gobi Desert, and devotion to public outreach, make his selection as the 20th recipient of the award particularly significant.

2022 is the 100th anniversary of the first of five Central Asiatic Expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews to Mongolia. Findings during these explorations (numerous fossils of mammals and dinosaurs, including dinosaur eggs in nests) contributed to Roy Chapman Andrews’s fame.

100th Anniversary RCA Exhibit

“A Visual History of Roy Chapman Andrews. Beloit’s Native Son”

Society Receives grant funding in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue.

Award presentation and acceptance lecture

Free event will be held in-person.

Friday, April 29, 2022 4:30 p.m. CT
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Center

Lecture Title:

Hunting Dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert:
In the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews

Immediately following the free Acceptance Lecture, the celebratory Fund-raising dinner will be held at the Beloit Club.
See detail on this event below.

100th Anniversary Exhibit

“A Visual History of Roy Chapman Andrews. Beloit’s Native Son”

Wisconsin Humanities LogoSociety Receives grant funding in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue.

Immediately following the free Acceptance Lecture above, this fund-raising event to be held at the Beloit Club.

Celebratory Fund-raising Dinner:

Advanced reservations are required and deadline is April 20th.

Dinner:

  • Members – $70/person
  • Non-members – $80/person
  • Corporate tables of 8: $520

Menu Choices:

  • 7 oz. Chargrilled flat iron steak served with brandy-peppercorn sauce served with a roasted baby potato medley and seasoned vegetables.
  • 8 oz. Grilled Caribbean boneless chicken breast served with garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a lemon butter sauce.
  • Gemelli pasta with asparagus and summer squash tossed in a sun-dried tomato alfredo sauce and topped with parmesan cheese.

Absolute deadline for reservations is April 20th.
Late reservations will incur additional charges per person; NO acceptions

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Beloit Club
2327 S. Riverside Dr.
Beloit WI 53511

Student Lecture:

*Pending COVID restrictions, it is planned that the traditional award presentation, acceptance lecture, and celebratory fund-raising dinner will be held in-person in Beloit. Dr. Currie will also speak virtually to area students in grades 6-12 and Beloit College classes.

Dr. Currie will present his lecture titled, “Collecting Dinosaurs from Pole to Pole”

Dr. Currie will be speaking from his lab in Alberta, Canada so students will see, first hand, what an actual paleontology lab is like while he is discussing his dinosaur discoveries from around the world.

The lecture will be approximately 45 minutes with about 15 minutes for Q&A .
Students will be able to ask questions of Currie directly or using the Chat option with our moderator reading the questions.

  • Date: April 25
  • Time: 11:25am – 12:30pm

Educators are invited to join this lecture for students in grades 6-12.
A Zoom link will be required to participate by April 20th and can be secured by emailing ruth@roychapmanandrewssociety.org

Currie’s similarities to Roy Chapman Andrews, particularly his ties to museums, work in the Gobi Desert, and devotion to public outreach, make his selection as the 20th recipient of the award particularly significant.

2022 is the 100th anniversary of the first of five Central Asiatic Expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews to Mongolia. Findings during these explorations (numerous fossils of mammals and dinosaurs, including dinosaur eggs in nests) contributed to Roy Chapman Andrews’s fame.

Special thanks to these 2022 Roy Chapman Andrews Society Sponsors

Sara Appelbee
Larry & Karen Arft
Ann Bausum
Dr. Philip Currie (2022 DEA Recipient) & Dr. Eva KoppelhusAmy Lokrantz
Saandar Mijiddorj
Jeff & Linda Perrigo
Tom & Mim Warren
Paul & Fern Wheeless

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Patron Sponsors

Greg & Kimberly Carter
Scott & Jo Christofferson
Nancy Clark-Mather
Annie Collins
Gary & Marilyn Cook
Rick Dexter
Nick & Kris Dimassis
Gary & Vicki Dencker
Roger Dutcher
Marlene Erickson
John & Michele Erikson
Bill Green & Linda Forman
Sandy & Ken Gold
Charles & Prudence Harker
Roger & Debbie Huizenga
Deana Fahn-Johnson & Troy Johnson

Shannon Fie & Rod McFall
Jane Fossum
Andrew Fulmer
Bill & Missy Henderson
Tom & Marline Holmes
Steven & Mary Howland
Eva Koppelhus
Tom & Ara Lasse
Curt & Barb Lansbery
Carol Mankiewicz & Carl Mendelson
Jeannie & Jim Rippl
Dan Schooff & Alyssa Whitney
Barbara Rehmann Sequin & Dennis Murphy
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Gail Tayler
Steve Vavrus & Susan Swanson

Patron Sponsors

Greg & Kimberly Carter
Scott & Jo Christofferson
Nancy Clark-Mather
Annie Collins
Gary & Marilyn Cook
Rick Dexter
Nick & Kris Dimassis
Gary & Vicki Dencker
Roger Dutcher
Marlene Erickson
John & Michele Erikson
Bill Green & Linda Forman
Charles & Prudence Harker
Roger & Debbie Huizenga
Deana Fahn-Johnson & Troy Johnson
Shannon Fie & Rod McFall
Jane Fossum
Andrew Fulmer
Sandy & Ken Gold
Bill & Missy Henderson
Tom & Marline Holmes
Steven & Mary Howland
Eva Koppelhus
Tom & Ara Lasse
Curt & Barb Lansbery
Carol Mankiewicz & Carl Mendelson
Jeannie & Jim Rippl
Dan Schooff & Alyssa Whitney
Barbara Rehmann Sequin & Dennis Murphy
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Gail Tayler
Steve Vavrus & Susan Swanson

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur MuseumThe Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach.

Canada’s Newest Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is a world-class facility in the heart of the Peace Country on a 10 acre complex. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, Arndt Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) and Structural Engineers Fast & Epp, it has been featured in several architectural/design publications including AZURE, NUVO and MUSE magazines.

Palaeo-Heritage

Named after Canada’s leading Palaeontologist Dr. Philip Currie — one of the foremost professional voices around the globe – the new museum honours his lifelong commitment to the discovery and study of palaeo-heritage. However, the story begins when a young school teacher by the name of Al Lakusta stumbled upon something exciting while out on a nature walk one day at Pipestone Creek. His findings that day in 1974 would eventually be identified as bones of a yet to be discovered species Pachyrhinosaurus – a type of horned dinosaur, which subsequently was re-christened Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai after Lakusta.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum | YouTube

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach.

Canada’s Newest Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is a world-class facility in the heart of the Peace Country on a 10 acre complex. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, Arndt Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) and Structural Engineers Fast & Epp, it has been featured in several architectural/design publications including AZURE, NUVO and MUSE magazines.

Palaeo-Heritage

Named after Canada’s leading Palaeontologist Dr. Philip Currie — one of the foremost professional voices around the globe – the new museum honours his lifelong commitment to the discovery and study of palaeo-heritage. However, the story begins when a young school teacher by the name of Al Lakusta stumbled upon something exciting while out on a nature walk one day at Pipestone Creek. His findings that day in 1974 would eventually be identified as bones of a yet to be discovered species Pachyrhinosaurus – a type of horned dinosaur, which subsequently was re-christened Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai after Lakusta.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum | YouTube

Reception Dinner

A celebratory reception and dinner honoring Sarah Parcak will be held immediately following the acceptance lecture.

Location: The Stack
Located on the 4th floor of the newly renovated Beloit College Powerhouse
850 Pleasant Street Beloit, WI 53511

6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. dinner

Reservations are required and deadline is April 10

This is a popular event and is known to sell out. Advance reservations and tickets are required for this event.

Reservation Options

Members — $60 per person (includes special seating at lecture)
Non-members — $75 per person
Students — $50 (dinner only)

Member table of (8) — $480 (special seating at lecture)
Student table of (8) — $600 (includes special seating at the lecture, private reception, photo opp & book signed by the recipient)

Menu

  • Buffet style with protein and vegetarian options
  • Second drink is cash only bar/no credit or debit cards.
  • Indicate on reservation if there are food allergies or substitution needs.

Take advantage of membership pricing and benefits. Join or renew first.

Questions: ruth@roychapmanandrewssociety.org

Reservations

Reservations have been suspended and will be reopened once the event has been rescheduled and announed.
Thank you for your patience.
Questions may be directed to Ms. Carlson.
ruth@roychapmanandrewssociety.org

The Roy Chapman Andrews Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. To comply with the IRS requirements regarding charitable donations for contributions/donations in excess of any value of property or services, your payment is considered a tax-deductible donation.

Student Presentation

Sarah Parcak’s Student Presentation

“The future of exploration: Archaeology in 2040 and beyond”

Sarah Parcak will share stories and discoveries with students while visiting Beloit to accept her award.

Earlier in the day she will present a program specifically geared for students. This presentation is coordinated with area schools and is held at Beloit Memorial High School.

Roy Chapman Andrews Society Student Program