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IU Northwest observes Darwin Day Feb. 13

Evolutionary theories serve as foundation for a variety of faculty presentations exploring topics in science, humanities

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013


The Indiana University Northwest Anthropology Club will celebrate the 204th birthday of famed evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, and the 154th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, “On the Origin of Species,” during its 15th Annual Darwin Day program from 12 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Library Conference Center, room 105ABC.

The campus and community are invited to the free event, which features presentations by four IU Northwest faculty members on topics in science, humanities, evolution, and Darwin.

The speakers will each speak for 20 minutes, with a few minutes reserved for questions between talks. The day’s lineup is as follows:

  • 12 p.m.: Kevin McElmurry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, “The Evolution of a Cultural Form: Protestant Evangelicals, the Medium, and the Message”
  • 12:30 p.m.: David Turpin, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, “The Ethics of Evolutionism”
  • 1 p.m. : Cutting of Darwin's Birthday Cake
  • 1:15 p.m.:  Scooter Pegram, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages, “The historical and cultural semantics of African American Vernacular English”
  • 1:45 p.m.:  Amy East, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, “The Biological Consequences of Colonization in Western Sicily”

The Anthropology Club will be selling Darwin fish emblems, Anthropology Club and Darwin T-shirts, Anthropology Club tote bags, and primate Beanie Babies.

Darwin Day at IU Northwest is part of the International Celebration of Science and Humanities in honor of Darwin’s 204th birthday. To learn more about Darwin Day, an international celebration, visit www.darwinday.org.

For information about IU Northwest’s observance, contact Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Mucci, Ph.D., at (219) 980-6607 or rmucci@iun.edu.

For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, including a new process for temporary permits, visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/parking-permits/index.htm.

 

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