Darwin-Wallace Day Evolution Course Poster CelebrationCampus Calendar
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Friday, March 22, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Moon Library
ESF’s Evolutionary Biology students (EFB 311) have investigated some the past year’s most compelling research in evolutionary biology and created mini-posters to highlight that research. Given what an active researcher Darwin was, the students’ work is a fitting tribute. Posters will be on view for three weeks beginning Thursday, February 14 during the college hour in Moon Library’s Main Reading Room. Cookies will be available!
Darwin Day is celebrated around the world each year, around February 12 (Charles Darwin’s birthday). Charles 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. But 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. If Darwin were here today, he would be amazed at what we have learned in evolutionary biology in a little more than 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species (Darwin, 1859).
Dr. Rebecca Rundell
Sponsor: EFB 311 Evolutionary Biology Course
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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