The birthday of 19th century naturalist, Charles Darwin will be celebrated at IU Northwest on February 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Center on campus. Musical entertainment, cake and tea will be provided.
University professors will be giving a series of lectures in honor of Darwinís 193rd birthday throughout the after-noon. This yearís event features Dr. John Wagner, a biologist at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Wagner will assume Darwinís style, persona and scientific worldview for a first-person depiction of Darwin himself. Wagner profiles Darwinís background, his time aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, his science and family life, and the controversy surrounding "The Origin of Species".
John A. Wagner has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, taught college biology for over twenty-five years, and currently is an Associate in Zoology at The Field Museum of National History. An avid student of Darwin, he has lectured widely on the subject.
For more information on Darwin Day, contact IU Northwest's department of Anthropology at (219) 980-6789 or (219) 980-6607.
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