Charles Darwin turns 200: U of M hosting Thursday event
February 11, 2009
The father of evolution Charles Darwin will celebrate the anniversary of his 200th birthday on Thursday. Although he died in 1882, his work not only established his legacy within the science community but it has made him a current day household name. A University of Minnesota expert who can talk all things Darwin and about a new evolution exhibit coming to the university's Bell Museum this week is:
Don Luce, University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History curator
Luce, who refers to Darwin as the Einstein of biologists, can speak about the contributions of Charles Darwin and the latest on evolution research. Hes been a curator for the Bell Museum since 1978, which is hosting an event on Thursday, Feb. 12 called Darwin Day.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.