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Darwin Day 2015:  Islands and Isolation - February 12, 2015

Please join us for the 2015 Darwin Day Celebration!  Evolution themed events for educators, researchers and students of all ages, are compressed into a single action packed day.  Stay tuned for any last minute updates to the schedule.

10:00 am – Noon       Evolution Education Dialogue (Biotechnology/Genetics Building)

Noon – 1:00 pm         Jonathan Pauli (Forest and Wildlife Ecology): Evolution Seminar Series (Rm 1360 Biotechnology/Genetics Building)

2:30 pm – 5:15 pm     Tree of Life Family Activity (Discovery Building, Town Center)

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm     Anne Yoder (Duke University), Keynote Presentation:

“Madagascar’s lemurs as a unique evolutionary experiment” - (Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum) 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Movie Night: “Jurassic Park” (Union South, Marquee Theatre)

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Post-Movie Discussion (Union South, The Sett)

 Get involved by contacting Quinn Langdon.



Spring 2015 Evolution Seminar Series schedule.


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The J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution is a cross-college institute whose mission is to foster multidisciplinary research to address complex biological problems facing society, and to improve public understanding of evolution through education and outreach. The current director is Professor of Genetics Nicole Perna.

Core funding support provided by:
  • College of Agriculture and Life Science
  • College of Letters and Science
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Laboratory of Genetics

Other 2014 sponsoring units:

  • Biotechnology Center
  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Zoology
  • Genome Center of Wisconsin
  • DNASTAR, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

Video introduction to the Crow Institute by founding director, David Baum.