Evidence for Evolution:
A celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday

Time: January-April 2009
When: Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, and Bayer Learning Center at Duquesne University

Centered around providing evidence for evolution, the weekly Science Talks were given by a diverse array of professionals from a variety of fields.

Past talks are listed below:

The Origins of Darwin’s Origin

James Lennox, University of Pittsburgh.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
January 16, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
January 17, 2009, 1pm

Cosmic timescales: how do we know what we know?

Evidence for the age of the universe and the earth. Simonetta Frittelli, Duquesne University.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
January 23, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
January 24, 2009, 1pm

Written in Stone: The First Three Billion Years of Evolutionary History

Early evolution of life on earth. Shuhai Xiao, Virginia Tech.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
January 30, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
January 31, 2009, 1pm

Darwinian Medicine: A New Approach to Health and Disease

Darwinian medicine. Paul Sherman, Cornell University.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
February 6, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
February 7, 2009, 1pm

Watch Video

* Charles Darwin 200th Birthday Lecture

by Janet Browne,

The Ascent of Darwin: Commemorating the Origin of Species - Abstract

Carnegie Music Hall, February 9, 2009

* Part of the Drue Heinz lecture series

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

From a hermit to a king: when and where did the hermit crab lose its shell?

Biogeography as evidence for evolution. Cliff Cunningham, Duke University.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
February 20, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Lecture Hall
February 21, 2009, 1pm

Great Steps in the History of Life: Finding an Evolutionary Link between Fishes and Limbed Vertebrates

Early tetrapod evolution. Ted Daeschler, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
February 27, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Lecture Hall
February 28, 2009, 1pm

Documenting Early Primate Evolution: Recent Progress and Recurrent Problems

Primate evolution. Chris Beard, CMNH.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
March 13, 2009, 3pm

CMNH Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
March 14, 2009, 1pm

Building on Darwin’s Insight in Uncovering the Origins of Horse Domestication

Artificial selection as evidence for evolution. Sandra Olsen, CMNH.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
March 27, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
March 28, 2009, 1pm

Lake Malawi: A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Evolution and Biodiversity

Rapid speciation in fishes. Jay Stauffer, Penn State University.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
April 3, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
April 4, 2009, 1pm

Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective

Early N. American human colonization. James Adovasio, Mercyhurst University.

Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
April 17, 2009, 3pm

CMNH, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
April 18, 2009, 1pm

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