UCSD pays tribute to Darwin, Lincoln

UCSD is continuing its series of events to celebrate the 200th birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were both born on Feb. 12.

Undergraduates are being challenged to a contest to show their creative side of “Why Darwin Matters,” and various campus events are focusing on both the two men’s role in the history of ideas.

Included in the activities are a series of lectures, which kick off Jan. 8 with UC Irvine’s Francisco Ayala talking about “Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion.”

On Feb. 4, a performance/lecture will serve as a prelude to the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Concert on Feb. 7-8. LJS&C music director Steven Schick will moderate the event featuring excerpts from Aaron Copeland’s “Lincoln Portrait” and composer Rick Snow will talk about his work, “Darwin Portrait” that was commissioned as a companion to Copeland’s composition.

The commemoration began with a series of lectures on evolution at the San Diego Natural History Museum and continues on Jan. 22 with James Nieh, associate professor of biology at UCSD on “Life and Death Among the Flowers: the Perils and Secret Language of Bees.”

In addition, there will be a symposium on evolutionary biology in April.

For information, go to http://darwinanniversary.ucsd.edu/.

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