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'One Book, One Northwestern' Lecture Schedule

The "One Book One Northwestern" project is "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution."

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September 11, 2008

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The "One Book One Northwestern" project at Northwestern University in 2008-09 will be "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution."
All new, incoming Northwestern undergraduates have received a copy of the book as part of the project devoted to the topic of evolution and natural selection.
The following lectures are free and open to the public:

Oct. 7 - Sean Carroll, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin: "The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution" 7 p.m. Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Oct. 20 - Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University: "The Ascent of Darwin: Commemorating the Origin of Species" 7 p.m. 217 Fisk Hall Auditorium, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Oct. 30 - Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University: "Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons" 7 p.m. Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Nov. 11 - Francisco Ayala, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, University of California-Irvine: "Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion" 7 p.m. 217 Fisk Hall Auditorium, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Feb. 5 - Keynote Address: David Quammen, author of "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution" and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, Montana State University: "Darwin Against Himself: Caution Versus Honesty in the Life of a Reluctant Revolutionary" 7 p.m. Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Award-winning nature and science writer Quammen's "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin" was chosen in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's monumental treatise on evolution, "On the Origin of Species by the Means of Natural Selection."