International Darwin Scholar Janet Browne to Speak at Penn's Year of Evolution

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 18, 2008


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WHO:

Janet Browne, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, will discuss the life and work of Charles Darwin and why his influence continues 149 years after the printing of “On the Origin of Species.”

Browne is the author of a two-volume biography, “Charles Darwin: Voyaging” and “Charles Darwin: The Power of Place.”

The program is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Provost's Office.

WHAT:

This event is part of the city-wide Year of Evolution, a celebration and series of public events for the 200th anniversary in 2009 of Darwin’s birth. More information is available at www.yearofevolution.org.

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

WHERE:

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St.

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