WHITNEY MORSE on The Sharon®L. Morse
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Dear Patron of the Arts,
Welcome to The Sharon® L. Morse Performing Arts Center!
Much like the building’s namesake, my grandmother, Sharon L. Morse, we love all varieties of the performing arts here. It is in her memory that I, along with my amazing team of artists and arts administrators, strive to bring many different types of the highest quality entertainment here to The Sharon.
Since opening in 2015, we have strived to establish your trust, that a show at The Sharon is a show worth seeing. Perhaps you find yourself here today to see a concert of one of your favorite musicians, or to take in the national tour of a Broadway show. Either way, we encourage you to consider trying out a new show that perhaps you haven’t heard of before, knowing that it has been intentionally curated by our team.
We welcome you to The Sharon: a place for you to see an old favorite, but also a place to discover your new favorite. I sincerely hope you enjoy the show today, and I look forward to seeing you here again soon!See You at The Sharon, W hitney Morse Artistic Director
Dr. Lindsay Zanno is Head of Paleontology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is one of the world’s leading experts on the evolution of theropod dinosaurs—a group that includes the iconic predator T. rex and Velociraptor, as well as living birds. The hunt for new dinosaurs has taken her around the world to places such as China, Mongolia, Thailand, Tanzania, and across the American West, from where she has discovered more than a dozen new species, including the megapredator Siats, and Moros, North America's tiniest tyrannosaur.
Dr. Zanno’s research regularly garners worldwide media attention. Her work has been recognized as Nature World News’ Top Dinosaur Stories, Discover Magazine’s top 100 Science Stories, and Discover Magazine’s Year in Science Top Research, and has been featured by notables such as the Science Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, CBC, PBS, NPR, NHK, Nova, and the BBC, among many others. She was recently recognized with the Eighteenth International Award in Palaeontological Research (Paleonturology 20) and received two top 100 author recognitions from Nature Publishing Group.
Dr. Zanno actively works to build transparency in science. She served as Science Advocate for the Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular, on-air host for The Ice Age Exhibition, and she currently presides over The Jurassic Foundation, a non-profit, grant funding organization supporting dinosaur research around the globe. She also leads several public science projects including the real-time media platform—Expedition Live! connecting the public with paleontologists in the field, and the newly launched Dueling Dinosaurs and Cretaceous Creatures projects.
Dr. Zanno’s published impact ranges from top science journals such as Nature to everyday tweets and includes more than 200 technical works and more than a dozen popular publications. To date, her lab has received over $7M in direct funding for research and education.
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