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Darwin Day

The Department of Biology invites you to join in the 2023 Darwin Day events.

Darwin Day 2023 featuring Keynote Speaker Jay Phelan

Thursday, February 16, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hilton at UAB’s Hamilton Ballroom (808 20th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35205)

5:00 – 6:00pm Poster Session and Reception
The Department of Biology will present a public poster session highlighting current research

6:00 – 7:00pm: Keynote Lecture
Dr. Jay Phelan - “Why do we want (and do) so many things that are bad for us? – A Darwinian perspective on behavior can improve our lives”

7:00 – 8:00pm: Book Signing
Dr. Phelan will meet and greet with attendees. He’ll also have copies of his book available to sign.

Jay PhelanJay Phelan, Ph.D. has been on the faculty of the UCLA Life Sciences Core Program since 1997, specializing in evolutionary biology, human behavior, and genetics. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard in 1995, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Yale and UCLA. He is co-author of the international bestseller ‘Mean Genes’, the author of the textbook ‘What is Life? A Guide to Biology’, and the co-author of his newest book ‘The Secret Syllabus: A guide to the unwritten rules of college success’. He created the online adaptive testing website www.Prep-U.com and has taught training courses for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit since 2007. He has appeared on BBC, ABC’s Nightline, CNN with Paula Zahn, the BBC, and National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation.

This event is open to the public.

Previous Events

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pdfDownload the Darwin Day 2020 poster

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pdfDownload the Darwin Day 2017 poster

pdfDownload the Darwin Day 2016 poster

pdfDownload the Darwin Day 2015 poster


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