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2016 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, 8 February
Lecture: "The Evolution of the Human Microbiome."
Dr. Andrew Moeller, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,University of California Berkeley
Doudna Lecture Hall, 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, 9 February
Video: "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial"
Doudna Lecture Hall, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, 10 February

Lecture: "What Did Humans Evolve to Eat? Human Nutritional Health in Comparative Perspective."
Dr. William Leonard, Chair of Anthropology Dept. and Director of Global Health Studies, Northwestern Univ.
Doudna Lecture Hall, 7:00 PM.

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, Wteve Brantley and Mike Kory.

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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