Darwin Day: A Celebration of Science
In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday, the Department of Biology at
UAB will be hosting “Darwin Day: A Celebration of Science.”
aims to celebrate scientific research with an emphasis on (but not
limited to) evolutionary biology. Darwin Day will be held Friday,
February 15, from 2-5pm at the Edge of Chaos (4th floor Lister Library). Darwin Day will feature guest speaker Dr. James Lacefield, a noted
geologist and author of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the
State’s Ancient Life and Landscapes, who will be giving a public lecture
at 2pm entitled “Support from Alabama’s geological record for the
prevailing science-based perspective on Earth history and the evolution
A public poster session will immediately follow the lecture
(presented by faculty and students) to showcase some of the exciting
research being conducted here at UAB. The poster session will consist of
two types of presentations: 1) Laboratory posters will be aimed towards
a general audience and broadly describes the type of research being
conducted in a PI’s laboratory, and 2) research-oriented posters that
describe results of a specific project. This informal poster session
will provide an excellent platform for stimulating scientific discussion
among students and faculty.
To submit your intent for a poster....email firstname.lastname@example.org with names and title of your poster!
Refreshments and drinks will be provided during the event, and Darwin
Day t-shirts will be for sale.
Contact people for the event are: Dr. Peggy Biga and Dr. Dan Warner.