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2017-2018 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:

Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
          Film: "Influenza 1918 / American Experience / PBS."

Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
          Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke, School of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
          "An Evolutionary View of Influenza Virus Infection and Control."

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall
          Dr. Michael Ostrholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
          "Deadliest Enemies: Our War Aginst Killer Germs."
Evolution Links

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

Darwin Day Organizers: Ann Fritz, Gary Fritz, Zhiwei Liu, Yordan Yordanov, and Steve Brantley.

We thank the following people and departments for helping fund this program: Jane and Herbert Lasky, Department of Biological Sciences, Provost Jay Catrell, and College of Sciences Dean Doug Klarup. 

Stephen Jay Gould Award information
Booth Library Darwin Day Display

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Dept. of Biological Sciences

Life Sciences Building - 2070 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-7141

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