Darwin Day 2019 (pt 1)
Location: Kollros Auditorium @ Biology Building East
Iowa City Darwin Day is a grand celebration of science and its many contributions to humanity! As in previous years, this year we welcome a slate of world-renowned scientists who will share their research in a series of professional seminars and public talks over two days.
All events are free and open to the public.
DAY 1: Friday, February 22, Kollros Auditorium, Biology Building East
- 2:30 pm Reception
- 3:00 pm "Health and Survival in the Context of Medieval Mortality Crises." Sharon DeWitte
- 3:45 pm "In Crypts and Cabinets: A Molecular Study of Smallpox" Ana Duggan
- 4:30 pm Intermission & Reception
- 4:45 pm "Evolutionary Stability, the Apical Brain Enigma, and Exuberant Divergence." Nicholas Strausfeld
DAY 2: Saturday, February 23 Macbride Hall Auditorium
- 9:00 am Coffee and pastries
- 9:30 am “Odd Animal Eyes: Insights into Evolution and Biotechnology." Jeanne Serb
- 10:00 am "Time Traveling: What Our Brains Share with the Brains of Beetles." Nicholas Strausfeld
- 11:00 am "Ancient DNA and Historical Disease" Ana Duggan
- 12:00 pm "Past and Present Emerging Infectious Diseases." Sharon DeWitte
- 1:00 pm Darwin's Birthday Party in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds.
- 3:00 pm Screening of the movie Contagion and discussion with Sharon DeWitte at FilmScene.
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