Schedule of Events

February 5th-7th, 2015

(all events free and open to the public)

Thursday, February 5th
Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 General Hospital
12:00-1:00 Marlene Zuk, "Why Doctors Need Darwin."
Senate Chambers, Old Capitol Building
3:30-4:00 Sean Carroll, Book signing for "Brave Genius"
4:00-5:00 Sean Carroll, "Communicating Science: Improving Exchanges Between the Sciences, the Humanities, and the Public"
Friday, February 6th
Kollros Auditorium, Room 101,
Biology Building East
3:00-3:45 Marlene Zuk, "Rapid Evolution in Silence: Adaptive Signal Loss in the Pacific Field Cricket"
3:45-4:15 Poster session and refreshments
4:15-5:00 Sean Carroll, "Gene Co-Option and the Evolution of Novelty"
5:00-5:30 Poster session and reception
Saturday, February 7th
Macbride Hall Auditorium, Museum of Natural History
10:00-10:45 Ed Stone, "Curing Inherited Blindness"
10:45-11:30 Marlene Zuk, "Paleofantasy: What Evolution tells us about Modern Life"
11:30-12:15 Sean Carroll, "The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory"
12:30-1:30 Darwin Day Celebration, Hageboeck Hall of Birds, Museum of Natural History

Sean B. Carroll is an evolutionary biologist, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an award-winning author. His book about the science of evo-devo, Endless Forms Most Beautiful is a popular science classic. Dr. Carroll has recently published his fifth book, Brave Genius, which recounts the friendship between scientist Albert Camus and scientist Jacques Monod.

Marlene Zuk is an evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist who studies sexual behavior in animals. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and her work on natural and sexual selection in Hawaiian field crickets has been featured in National Geographic and Science News. Dr. Zuk is the author of four popular science books, including Sex on Six Legs and Paleofantasy. Dr. Zuk's seminars are also part of the Food for Thought Theme Semester events.

Ed Stone is director of the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stone studies the genetic causes of human eye diseases.

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(Downtown Iowa City)