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Darwin Day Celebration February 9th 5:45pm

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You are invited to attend the Darwin Days Celebration on Friday, February 9th at 5:45 to 6:45pm in Hertz Hall Theater, Room 100

"Beautiful Weapons and the Diversity of Life"

Darwin's birthday cake will be served in the Hertz Hall Lobby directly following the performance.


For the keynote presentation of our Darwin Day celebrations this year, we are excited to bring to campus a unique study of biodiversity and evolution.  "Beautiful Weapons and the Diversity of Life" is a dance performance by the Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company.

Discussion after the performance will be led by Dr. Brook Swanson, a comparative physiologist in the Department of Biology at Gonzaga University and Suzanne Ostersmith, Gonzaga University Dance Director.

Dr. Swanson describes the event as " exploration of biodiversity, examined both through research and through dance...we touch on processes of natural and sexual selection [and]...examine comparative biomechanics and the relationship between form and performance...[specifically] how interactive selective pressures lead to different solutions to life's challenges, and eventually to diversity." 

We have our ever popular Darwin Days T-Shirts available in the Biology office Science 338

Get yours today before they sell out!!

Long Sleeve - $25 (sizes m-xl)

Short Sleeve - $20 (Men’s m-3xl)

Short Sleeve - $20 (Women’s m-3xl)

Check this link for other Darwin Day Events:

Complimenting Darwin Day is Primate Awareness Network's World Bonobo Day with many events occuring on February 9th - join us for all the festivities!!


Monday, Feb. 12th join Professor Pinkart in Science 147 at 4pm
Learn about the extraordinary evolutionary journey of this common virus a century after the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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