Darwin Day 2008, Evolution Matters, February 9

January 31st, 2008

UW-Madison will celebrate its third annual Darwin Day, with speakers and interactive displays, on Saturday, February 9, 2008. The morning session will be held in the Microbial Sciences building, Ebling Symposium Center, from 9:00 AM until noon. Interactive displays and activities will be hosted by the UW Geology Museum, Weeks Hall, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM.

During the morning session, Professor Sean Carroll will welcome three speakers:

Don Waller (UW-Madison Botany)
“Reshaping the Tree of Life: Human Impacts on the Future of Evolution”

John Yin (UW-Madison Chemical & Biological Engineering)
“A Challenge for the Century—Given a Genome, Predict the Organism”

Neil Shubin (University of Chicago, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology)
“Discovering How Fish Evolved to Walk: The Story of Tiktaalik”

All events are free and open to the public.