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2015 Darwin Day

Darwin Day is February 12th, the date of birth of Charles Darwin in  the year 1809, at Shrewsbury, England. On this date, and throughout  the month, people from all over the world are honoring the life, work and influence of Charles Darwin with events and activities which celebrate science and our shared humanity. Join in the events and celebrate the adventure of science, and the 'passion to know' that drives us to inquire, explore and discover what this world is all about. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of events on Eastern Illinois University's campus:

Monday, 9 February
 Lecture: "Life on the Savana."
    Dr. Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University - Department of Anthropology
    Doudna Lecture Hall, 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, 10 February
 Lecture: "Hormones, Health, and Life Histories."
    Dr. Michael Muehlenbein, Indiana University - Department of Anthropology
    Doudna Lecture Hall, 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, 11 February
Video Presentation: "Are We Still Evolving?"  (BBC Horizon series)
    Life Science Building room 2080, 5:00 PM.

Evolution Links

PBS WGBH Evolution web site     
-  Evolution: Videos for Teachers     
- Evolution: Videos for Students   

Darwin Day Committee: Ann Fritz, Gary Fritz, Zhiwei Liu and Stephen Mullin. 

Stephen Jay Gould Award information
Booth Library Darwin Day Display