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Darwin Week 2012

Darwin Week is a weeklong celebration of science and critical thought in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday. It will include four days of talks with faculty speakers during the day and a keynote each night at 7:00 pm. The themes for each day include Skepticism, Sexuality, Diversity, and Origins. All events are free and open to the public. 

Darwin Week: Education

The last day of Darwin Week features speakers presenting on topics related to education.

12:30 p.m.: “Building a Culture of Inquiry” by Theron J. Hitchman

2 p.m.: "Darwin, Dewey, and a Contemporary Theory of Education" by Jerry Soneson

3:30 p.m.: “The Rhetoric of School Reform” by Deborah Gallagher

7 p.m.:  “Teaching Evolution in a Climate of Controversy” by Eugenie Scott

Darwin Week: Science

The third day of Darwin Week will feature speakers presenting on topics related to science.

2 p.m.: “Evolution of Feathers: an account of how developmental process predicted the fossil record” by Peter Brerendzen

3 p.m.: “How and when does a unique human life begin?” by Darrell Wiens

4 p.m. “Using evolutionary theory to explain attitudes toward leaders” by Christopher Larimer

7 p.m.:  “Minding Machines” by Ed Wasserman

Darwin Week: Humanism

Darwin week continues with speakers presenting on humanism.

12:30 p.m.: “Woman Suffrage Parades and Protests: Resisting Violence” by Catherine Palczewski

2 p.m.: “Interpreting the God Metaphor” by Harry Brod

3:30 p.m.: “What Humanism Really Means” by Michael Blackwell

7 p.m.: “Human Ethics and Dignity” by William Clohesy

Darwin Week: Skepticism

The UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers begin darwin week with the first day dedicated to skepticism.
2 p.m.: "The Obesity Epidemic: Should We Be Skeptics?”  by Susan Hill
3 p.m.: “Teeth, embryos, moths and skulls: The frauds of evolution” by Steven O'Kane
4 p.m.: “Obiter Dicta” by Michael Prahl
7 p.m.: "Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium” by Mark Edward

UNI Proud's Annual Drag Ball

Don't miss the biggest, rowdiest and most fabulous event of the year! See professionals and fellow UNI students show off their moves and express themselves in all manners of ways. Leave your perceptions of gender at the door and arrive early for a seat. Don't forget to bring $1 bills to tip your favorite performers, as we'll be raising money for the local charity group the Community AIDS Assistance Project.

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