Darwin Celebrated in Moon Library
Scientific research to be highlighted
To honor the 208th birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin ESF students will highlight compelling research in evolutionary biology.
Students in Dr. Rebecca Rundell's evolution class have created mini-posters putting the focus on the latest in evolutionary biology.
"Given what an active researcher Darwin was, the students' work is a fitting tribute," said Rundell.
Posters will be on view for three weeks beginning Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in Moon Library's main reading room. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available during the college hour that day and there will be a drawing for a bookplate: a student will have his or her name permanently engraved on the 150th Anniversary edition of On the Origin of Species from Moon Library's collection.
Darwin Day is celebrated around the world each year, around Feb. 12 (Darwin's birthday). Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace were the first to describe biological evolution via natural selection in a scientifically rigorous way. In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Darwin Day celebrates this and other discoveries of Darwin.
"Above all, 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," said Rundell.
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