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Darwin Day 2017

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Public lecture by famous naturalist Harry W. Greene (Cornell University)

"Natural history, ethics, and aesthetics: why should we care about nature?"

7pm Cyril Moore Science Center – Auditorium

 

Harry Greene graduated from Texas Wesleyan in 1968, served three years as an army medic, then earned a M.A. from University of Texas at Arlington and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee. He was professor and curator in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, for two decades before moving to Cornell in 1999. He’s taught vertebrate natural history, herpetology, introductory biology, evolution and biodiversity, and field ecology, while studying the biology and conservation of predators. Harry’s honors include Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award; the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award; president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; and Cornell’s Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship. In 2014, Business Insider named him one of Cornell’s “Top Ten Professors” and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Snakes: the Evolution of Mystery in Nature, won a PEN Literary Award, garnered a two-page spread in Time magazine, and made the New York Times’ annual list of 100 Most Notable Books.

 

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Darwin Day Celebration

Lab tours, greenhouse tours, activities with an evolution focus

8:30am – noon Cyril Moore Science Center

 

Mark your calendar for the Darwin Day 2017!

Darwin Day 2017 dates: February 9 and 10 (Thursday and Friday)

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Darwin Day poster

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THURSDAY, February 11

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST LECTURE

Charles Derby

“Yuk! Yum! Yikes! and Huh? Mechanisms of chemical defense in avoiding predators by inking molluscs”

7 PM CYRIL MOORE SCIENCE CENTER – AUDITORIUM

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

FRIDAY, February 12

DARWIN DAY CELEBRATION

Lab tours: learn about research in cancer, addiction, herpetology, geology, and plant physiology

Greenhouse tours:  learn about botany

Fun activities with an evolution theme

8:30 AM – 12 PM CYRIL MOORE SCIENCE CENTER

BRAIN BEE COMPETITION

The best young brains are quizzed about the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, and neurological disorders.

1 PM HARTNETT HALL AUDITORIUM

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

ARTIST LECTURE

12 PM HARTNETT HALL – ALESHIRE THEATRE

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

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