Celebrate International Darwin Day with Portland State’s BIO!
Featuring World-renowned Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Patricia Brennan
Portland State University’s Biology Investigations and Outreach (BIO) team is returning this year with their previously standing-room only celebration of one of the world’s greatest scientists – Charles Darwin!
February 12, 2014 not only marks the 205th birthday of the famed author of On the Origin of Species, but also the 19th annual global festival of International Darwin Day. The International Darwin Day Foundation coordinates the worldwide celebration each year, from LA to Charleston, Costa Rica to Warsaw, and Portland State University (PSU) will be joining in too!
Hosted by BIO, renowned Evolutionary Biologist and behavioral ecologist Dr. Patricia Brennan will be on PSU's campus on Darwin Day for a whole day of activities. Dr. Brennan is fascinated by the evolutionary consequences of interactions between behavior, morphology, and the environment.
Wednesday, February 12
12-1p in room BA190: Dr. Brennan will present her research to the Biology department in a seminar entitled: Sexual conflict and Genital evolution on her current research. This seminar is open to everyone (faculty, grads, undergrads, public). We'll have free light refreshments too!
7:30 p.m. in room Smith Memorial Student Union Room 355. The main event! Dr. Brennan will give a lecture that will focus on the imperative of funding and conducting scientific research, entitled: Oddball Science: Why studies of weird evolutionary phenomena are crucial and will be followed by a Q&A session. Interested attendees may reserve a seat for Dr. Brennan’s lecture at the PSU online box officeKeep up to date with BIO’s International Darwin Day events by following their Facebook page. For more information on Dr. Patricia Brennan, visit her U. Mass. faculty profile or read her recent article in Slate Magazine.