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New Exhibit Showcases UTEP Faculty Member’s Nine Years of Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo

When it comes to research at The University of Texas at El Paso, it’s not something that just happens in the classrooms or campus laboratories. UTEP research is happening all over the globe. Since 2007, UTEP’s own Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., a noted herpetologist and associate professor of evolutionary genetics, has been traveling to the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo to search for – and find – new species of reptiles and amphibians.

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens presents the exhibit “Emerald Abyss: Nine Years of Research in the Congo,” based on Greenbaum’s important, and sometimes dangerous, research.

Join us for the opening reception of “Emerald Abyss: Nine Years of Research in the Congo,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. Opening remarks will begin at 6 p.m.

Opening Reception – Make Plans

What: Opening reception for the exhibit “Emerald Abyss: Nine Years of Research in the Congo.”

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. Remarks at 6 p.m.

Exhibit Dates: The exhibit will be on display through April 30.

Where: Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road.

Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: 915-747-5565 or museum.utep.edu.

SAVE THE DATES (All events are free and open to the public)

• Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. – “Frogs We Have Known,” a fun afternoon of stories, art and performances featuring famous frogs.

• Thursday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. – UTEP’s Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., presents the lecture “Emerald Abyss: Nine Years of Research in the Congo.”

• Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – “Frog Fiesta,” featuring jumping contests, games, “Frogs of the Desert” lecture with Rick LoBello, El Paso Zoo Education Curator.

• Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – “Save the Frogs Day,” featuring a drumming event with drums from around the world, film screenings and coloring activities. Exhibit Closes.




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