Darwin Day 2018.

The Departments of Biology, Anthropology, and Art and Art History, with support from the Jemison Fund, invite you to join in the 2018 Darwin Day events. This year's events takes place on February 8.


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2018 Schedule of Events


Art Exhibition: “One Drop at a Time”

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Visual artwork exploring the habitat and ecology of Manitou Cave will be featured in “One Drop at a Time.” The one-day-only exhibition is in the Department of Art and Art History’s Project Space, located on the ground floor of the UAB Humanities Building at 900 13th St. A free, public reception is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. During the reception at 4 p.m., Manitou Cave of Alabama founder and director Annette F. Reynolds will deliver brief remarks.


Poster Session

6:00 p.m.

Undergraduate and graduate students will present a public poster session highlighting their new research. UAB Alumni House, 1301 10th Avenue South.


Lecture: From Cave Walls to Web Pages: The Power of Communication to Change the World

7:00 p.m.

Genevieve von Petzinger, Doctoral Candidate, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Genevieve von Petzinger is a Canadian paleoanthropologist. Her research focus is cave art painted by early humans in Europe between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, specifically the geometric signs found at many of these sites. Von Petzinger explores how these signs can help us to better understand the early human cognition, communication and use of symbolism. Her work has been widely featured in national and international media outlets and academic publications. She was selected as a TED Senior Fellow in 2013. UAB Alumni House, 1301 10th Avenue South.

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