Prof. Owen White to Participate in Darwin Day
The University of Delaware will mark International Darwin Day on Monday,
Feb. 11, with talks by seven scientists and scholars on such diverse
topics as drug resistance in treating disease, the role of native plants
in the landscape and why we study dinosaurs. Charles Darwin was born on 12 February 1809. Numerous events have
been organized around the world to celebrate his contributions to
humanity, science and rational thought.
The keynote address will be given from noon to 1:30 p.m. by Kenneth J.
Lacovara, a UD alumnus who is founding dean of the School of Earth and
Environment at Rowan University and who won renown for his discovery of
the 65-ton Dreadnoughtus dinosaur. He is the author of the award-winning
book Why Dinosaurs Matter, which is also the topic of his lecture.
Prof. Own White will present his paper "Abusing Darwin? 'Social Darwinism' before World War One" on Monday, February 11, 2019, 3:30 - 4:00 ISE Lab Room 215. Dr.
White specializes in the history of modern France and the French
colonial empire, with particular research interests in French West
Africa and Algeria.
Please join us in the
Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory at 221
Academy Street in Newark, DE for the annual event.
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