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Tuesday
Nov032009

Darwin on Video via Vimeo

Our first two Darwin150 lectures with Professors Everett Mendelsohn and Jonathan Weiner are now available on video via our new Darwin Vimeo Channel.

Visit our new Darwin Vimeo Channel and see the lectures in their entirety!

Don't forget to register for our next free lecture on "The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and the DNA Record of Evolution" with world-renowned scientist, Sean Carroll tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4 at 7pm Central Time (8pmET/5pmPT).

He is the Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, and the author of a number of books for the general reader, including The Making of the Fittest (2006, W.W. Norton) and of Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, as well as over 100 scientific papers.

Join us tomorrow live or via Webcast or teleconference for free--register here!

 

Tuesday
Nov032009

Universities et al participating in Sean Carroll's lecture

The following universities, colleges, high schools and museums have students, faculty, employees remotely watching Sean Carroll's third lecture in the Darwin150 series Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 8pm ET.

To sign-up for the free webcast, click here:
http://DarwinLecture3.Eventbrite.com

American Museum of 
  Natural History
Ashland University, OH
Baylor University
Brandeis University
Botanic Gardens & Parks
  Authority, Western Australia
California Institute of
  Technology
Cal State Univ.,  Northridge
Children’s Hospital Denver
Clarkson University, NY
Clemson University
Collegiate School, NY
Columbia University
DoDDS-Europe
Edgewood College
Ege University, Turkey
Emory University
Evansville Community Schools
Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
Hampshire College
Hardin-Simmons Univ.
Harvard University
Illinois Wesleyan
Indian Inst. Science Ed, India
Indiana University
Kansas Citizens for Science
Kansas State University
Iowa State
LakeHill Prep, TX
Lon Morris College, TX
Marian University, WI
Masconomet Regional
   School District, MA
MIT
McMaster University, CA
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State
Middlebury College, VT
Mills College
Mississippi School for Math & Science
Ecology Institute at the   
  National Autonomous  
  University of Mexico
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
New York Hall of Science
Normandale Community Colll, MN
Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
Penn State University
Purdue University
Princeton University
Rhode Island College
San Jacinto College, TX
Society for Developmental Biology
St. Louis Community College
Saint Louis University
The Salk Institute
San Jacinto College, Texas
Santa Clara University
Texas A&M
The Scripps Research Institute
Towson University, MD
Tufts
Tyler Junior College, TX
UC San Francisco
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
University of Alabama
University of Barcelona, Spain
University of California, Davis
University of Hawaii
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina
University of Hyderabad, India
University of Illinois
Universität Münster, Germany
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of York, UK
University of Wisconsin
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)
Wagner Free Institute
Washington University in St. Louis

Tuesday
Nov032009

Sean Carroll lecture - hundreds of "remote" locations

Professor Sean Carroll will be delivering the third lecture from the Darwin150 campaign tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4 from the University of Wisconsin.

In addition to a large live audience at the university, Professor Carroll's talk will also be seen live in hundreds of remote locations from Texas A&M to the University of Hyderabad in India to Evansville High School.

American Museum of  
  Natural History
Ashland University, OH
Baylor University
Brandeis University
Botanic Gardens & Parks
  Authority, Western Australia
California Institute of
  Technology
Cal State Univ.,  Northridge
Children’s Hospital Denver
Clemson University
Collegiate School, NY
DoDDS-Europe
Edgewood College
Ege University, Turkey
Emory University
Evansville Community Schools
Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Georgia Tech
Hampshire College
Hardin-Simmons Univ.
Harvard University
Illinois Wesleyan
Indian Inst. Science Ed, India
Indiana University
Kansas Citizens for Science
Kansas State University
Iowa State
LakeHill Prep, TX
Lon Morris College, TX
Marian University, WI
Masconomet Regional
   School District, MA
MIT
McMaster University, CA
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State
Middlebury College, VT
Mills College
Mississippi School for Math & Science
Ecology Institute at the    
  National Autonomous   
  University of Mexico
New York Hall of Science
Normandale Community Colll, MN
Penn State University
Purdue University
Princeton University
Rhode Island College
San Jacinto College, TX
St. Louis Community College
Saint Louis University
The Salk Institute
San Jacinto College, Texas
Santa Clara University
Texas A&M
The Scripps Research Institute
Towson University, MD
Tyler Junior College, TX
UC San Francisco
University of Alabama
University of Barcelona, Spain
University of California, Davis
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina
University of Hyderabad, India
University of Illinois
Universität Münster, Germany
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of York, UK
University of Wisconsin
Wagner Free Institute
Washington University in St. Louis


Sunday
Nov012009

Update on Facebook group and campaign

Darwin150 Facebook group update:

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's "Origin of Species" on November 24, we'll start updating the status of the group.

Our goal is 1 million by November 24.

Here are the stats:

- Members: 257,285 (as of 6:24pmET, Sun 11/1)
Help us reach the goal - ask people to join and invite everyone they know. And remember that for the Darwin birthday campaign we got to 200,000 folks in 12 days - with a rapidly accelerating rate as we got very close to the birthday (i.e. in the remaining few days).

- Discussion topics:
     - 139 topics
     - many thousands of posts

- Database of articles
       552 links to articles about Darwin, evolutionary biology and related topics.

- Videos
     - 15 videos uploaded (not including many links to videos in the links database)
     - Links now to videos from the Darwin150 lecture series

- Wall posts
There are something like 10,000+ wall posts but Facebook does not give a way to count the number of wall posts in a group (or we haven't found one).

Thanks for all your support. Let's keep up the effort to reach the goal and make a large cultural statement about the breadth and depth of support for the importance of evolutionary biology.

- Phil Terry

Sunday
Nov012009

Prof Sean Carroll's webast this Wed., Nov 4

The wonderful scientist and writer, Sean Carroll, will be delivering the third lecture of the Darwin150 lecture series this Wednesday, November 4 at 8pm ET.

Register here for the live webcast (or seats in the audience at the University of Wisconsin):

http://DarwinLecture3.Eventbrite.com

Professor Carroll is one of the most highly regarded scientists working today. He conducts pioneering research in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo). He's also written some of the best  general audience books explaining natural selection, evolutionary developmental biology and the history of science.