Darwin Week Celebrates Scientist’s Contributions to Evolutionary Theory


SUNY New Paltz’s renowned celebrations of Charles Darwin’s 205th birthday reflect the extraordinary breadth that Darwin’s ideas bring to our modern understanding of the world.

Darwin Week 2014:  “From Human Brains to Desert Plants and Beyond!” will kick off with a talk by Professor Ralph Holloway of Columbia University entitled, “Paleoneurology and Human Brain Evolution.” This event, which is part of New Paltz’s 7th annual Evolutionary Studies Seminar Series, will be held Monday, Feb. 10 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Lecture Center 100.

The second Darwin Week event features a lecture by Professor William Varga of the Utah Botanical Center entitled, “Plants and People in the Intermountain High Desert: From Hunter-Gatherer to Sustainable Landscapes,” held Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 7-8 pm. in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium.

Receptions will follow both events.  Attendees will enjoy free food and birthday cake.

This award-winning series is the cornerstone of New Paltz’s award-winning program in evolutionary studies.

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