ESF Celebrates Darwin Day Feb. 17
Student work focuses on research in evolutionary biology
ESF will host its annual celebration of International Darwin Day Wednesday, Feb. 17, in F. Franklin Moon Library.
The event will feature posters, created by students, that highlight research in evolutionary biology.
"Given what active researchers Darwin and Wallace were, the students' work is a fitting tribute," said Dr. Rebecca Rundell, who teaches the class. "Darwin Day is a way of expressing our gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity."
Students in the Principles of Evolution class are investigating some of the most compelling research in evolutionary biology from 2015 and 2016 and creating mini-posters to highlight that research. Posters will be on display for three weeks beginning Feb. 17 in the library's main reading room. During the College Hour, 12:45 to 1:40 p.m., the library will give away a permanent bookplate in honor of the occasion. The library also offers a display of books by and about Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.
International Darwin Day is celebrated around the world each year in February to commemorate Darwin's birthday, Feb. 12. The ESF event is the only such observance in Syracuse.
Darwin and Wallace were the first to describe biological evolution via natural selection in a scientifically rigorous way. In 1859, Darwin published his famous book, On the Origin of Species.
- Dr. James Gibbs Named SUNY Distinguished Professor
- ESF Students Place Second in SU ‘Impact Prize’ Competition
- ESF Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate Attend First Bioeconomy Conference
- ESF Professor Receives National Forestry Award
- Nature and Health Come Together at Syracuse VA Medical Center
- Mighty Oaks Athletes Earn Honors
- USCAA National Championships Recap
- Mighty Oaks Compete in Conference Tournaments
- Community Stewards to Receive ESF’s Feinstone Award
- ESF Hosts Inaugural SUNY Leaders Sustainability Summit
- AIC’s Artist-in-Residence to Be Featured in ESF Show
- Princeton Review Again Ranks ESF No. 2 among Nation’s ‘Green Colleges’
- SUNY, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announce Grant for Sustainable Village and Learning Community in Haiti
- ‘Moonlighting’ Focuses on E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project
- ESF Golfers Take to Links in Players Championship
Office of Communications
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210