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Darwin Day preview, activities set for NDSU

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The campus and the public is invited to get a preview of NDSU’s Darwin Day “Hall of Diversity.” The Department of Biological Sciences is planning a practice run on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the A. Glenn Hill Center atrium.

NDSU’s annual Darwin Day is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, at the A. Glenn Hill Center. The event will feature a keynote address by Lee Dugatkin, professor and university scholar in the University of Louisville biology department, who is scheduled to present “How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog” at 4 p.m. in the room 112 of the center.

Other activities include “Hall of Biodiversity” displays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a book signing by Dugatkin at 2:30 p.m. and celebrating Darwin’s birthday with cake at 3:30 p.m. in the atrium.

“Darwin Day 2018 will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see and learn about some of the amazing collections of biological and geological material at NDSU as well as presentations of evolutionary concepts with professors, graduate students and naturalist enthusiasts,” said Steve Travers, associate professor of biological sciences. “NDSU undergraduate and graduate students have spent weeks developing weeks researching and crafting a ‘pop-up museum’ that has given them the opportunity to work with communicating the results and process of science to the public.”

Darwin Day recognizes the 1890 birth of Charles Darwin, the naturalist, geologist and biologist known for his theories on evolution.

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