|Darwin-Wallace Medal recipient Mohamed Noor will discuss where new species come from.|
Where: Great Hall, Tangeman University Center
When: Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
|Noted Darwin scholar and science writer David Quammen will present the keynote lecture.|
Free and open to the public.
noonRonald Millard — chair, Darwin Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, introduces President Williams
12:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture, "Charles Darwin Against Himself: Caution versus Honesty in the Life of a Reluctant Revolutionary,” David Quammen (Montana State University): Darwin-Wallace scholar and author
• Introduced by Thane Maynard (executive director, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden)
• Afterward — Q&A hosted by Neville Pinto (dean, UC Graduate School)
UC's Ken Petren will talk about 'Charles Darwin's Finches and the Context of Scientific Revolution.'
1:15 p.m. Book signing by David Quammen — outside Great Hall
1:30 p.m. Symposium opening remarks, Sandra Degen (UC Vice President for Research)
1:45 p.m. “Charles Darwin's Finches and the Context of Scientific Revolution,” Kenneth Petren (University of Cincinnati): Galapagos evolutionary biologist
• Introduced by Prof. Miriam Kannan (Northern Kentucky University)
2:25 p.m. “Learning From the Past: the Geological Record of Global Biodiversity and Mass Extinction,” Arnold Miller (University of Cincinnati): evolutionary biologist
• Introduced by Glenn Storrs (Cincinnati Museum Center)
3:05 p.m. “Fossils in Transition — Darwin’s Paleontological Legacy,” Glenn Storrs (assistant vice president for natural history & science and the Withrow Farny Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center): vertebrate paleontologist
• Introduced by David Meyer (paleontologist, University of Cincinnati)
UC's Arnie Miller will discuss global biodiversity and mass extinction.
3:45 p.m. “Where Do New species Come From? Understanding the Role of ‘Recombination’ in Species Formation,” Mohamed Noor (Duke University): geneticist/biologist, 2008/2009 Darwin-Wallace Medal Recipient — Linnean Society of London
• Introduced by Michal Polak (biologist, University of Cincinnati)
4:25 p.m. “Ardi, Lucy and Modern Humans: What Would Darwin Have Thought?” C. Owen Lovejoy (university professor, anthropology, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University) Hominoid evolutionary anthropologist, “Ardi” (Ardipithecus ramidus) Discovery Team
• Introduced by Anthony Perzigian (Provost, University of Cincinnati)
C. Owen Lovejoy will present 'Ardi, Lucy and Modern Humans: What Would Darwin Have Thought?'
5:05 p.m. Symposium closing remarks, Anthony Perzigian, senior vice president and provost, University of Cincinnati
*Symposium Lectures will be simulcast live by UC Vision. (Link will be available here.)
5:15–6:30 p.m. Symposium reception, “Form from Form: Art from Discovery” exhibit in the Meyers Gallery Steger Student Life Center on UC’s MainStreet, (enter street level opposite Nippert Stadium)
Taft Research Center for the Humanities
Office of the Graduate School
Office of the Vice President for Research
Office of the Provost