Darwin Day 2019 (pt 2)

Feb 22, 2019

All Day

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall Auditorium

39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Darwin Day

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 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  "Using Evolution to Fight Superbugs." Marc Lipsitch
  • 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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