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Year of Evolution
May 6, 2008, Volume 54, No. 32

Penn’s Year of Evolution programming has begun and will continue though next May in conjunction with the Penn Museum and major Philadelphia cultural organizations. The Museum’s exhibition, Surviving: The Body of Evidence, which opened recently, explores the process of evolution and its impact on humans.

Dr. Howard Goldine, professor of microbiology in the School of Medicine, and Dr. Michael Weisberg, assistant professor of philosophy in SAS, are co-chairs of the year-long series of public programs at Penn. Dr. Janet Monge, the exhibition’s co-curator, was instrumental in organizing the city-wide effort.

Next semester will start off with the PRP book, Your Inner Fish, which will also be part of the Year of Evolution. Many more events are scheduled at Penn, including a lecture on September 18, Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind; an annual symposium on October 13, Advances in Understanding Evolution: from the Universe to Local Communities (registration is required); and a Penn Humanities Forum event on October 29 focusing on the National Geographic Genographic Project.

For more information about these and other events that will be offered throughout the upcoming year, see www.yearofevolution.org.









Almanac - May 6, 2008, Volume 54, No. 32