domingo, febrero 08, 2009

Celebrando el año de Darwin en la Cornell University

Celebración del año Darwin en la Universidad de Cornell. Para nuestros lectores del otro lado del charco os adjuntamos la información que nos ha llegado.

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and its Museum of the Earth, along with Cornell University, celebrate the 200th birthday and lasting legacy of Charles Darwin from Feb. 7-14 with lectures, panel discussions, and a collaborative exhibition with the Division of Rare and
Manuscript Collections at Cornell University. This marks the fourth annual Ithaca Darwin Days celebration.

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 – "Maxwell's Equations and Darwin's Finches: Science, Faith and Evolution," a lecture by Sylvester J. Gates, the James S. Toll Professor and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland. This is the second annual Robert and Mabel Beggs Lecture on Science, Spirituality and Society. At Sage Chapel, Cornell campus, at 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 – "Evolution and the Life Sciences," panel discussion on the role of
evolution in the life sciences, at Room G-10 Biotech Building, Cornell campus, at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 – "What's science got to do with it? When scientists talk nonsense about religion" a lecture by Massimo Pigliucci, professor of ecology and evolution, and of philosophy at Stony Brook University, at Corson Mudd Hall, Room A-106, Cornell campus, at 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 – "Evolution and Race," a panel discussion on biological, social, political and ethical aspects of evolution, at Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell campus, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 – "Teaching Evolution in the Public Schools," a lecture by David Campbell, a high school biology teacher from Jacksonville, Fla., explains teaching evolution to students whose faith teaches them otherwise. Cornell President Emeritus Hunter R. Rawlings will introduce him. At Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell campus, at 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 – "Teaching Evolution," a panel discussion teaching evolution in today's classroom. At Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell campus, at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 – Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 - "Darwin and Religion," a lecture by Ross Brann, Cornell professor of Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, on evolution and religion, in Annabel Taylor Hall Auditorium, Cornell campus, 3 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 - "Charles Darwin: Origins," a keynote lecture by Cornell President Emeritus Frank Rhodes, a paleontologist and Darwin historian, at Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell campus, at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 - Opening Reception of "Charles Darwin: After the Origin," a joint exhibition between Cornell University Library and the Museum of the Earth at the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell campus, at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 - Darwin Family Day at the Museum of the Earth, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A day of fun and family friendly activities, with visits from the Cayuga Nature Center and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, in honor of Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday and the opening of "Charles Darwin: After the Origin." Admission fee: $8 for adults, $5 for college students/seniors, $3 for youth, ages 4-17. Free for museum members.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 – A virtual tour of the Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky, from the Jason Wiles at noon. Admission fee: $8 for adults, $5 for college students/seniors, $3 for youth, ages 4-17. Free for museum members.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 – "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters,"
a lecture by Don Prothero, professor of geology at Occidental College, Los Angeles and a lecturer in geobiology at Cal Tech, Pasadena, Calif., at Room G-10, Biotech Building, Cornell campus, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 – Celebrate Darwin's Birthday with dessert and drinks, at the evening reception at the Museum of the Earth, 7 p.m. Festivities include a performance of
the short play, "Words, Words, Words." Tickets $10. Purchase tickets by calling 607.273.6623 x11, at any Darwin Days event, or at the door.