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Darwin Day 2015

For its seventh year running, Darwin Day returns to Minot State University Feb. 12-13. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, with a focus on how all living creatures evolve. 

MSU’s Darwin Day celebration begins with a presentation by Minot native Barry Williams, evolutionary biologist and professor at Michigan State University, “Evolution in the limelight: Why research on the history of life is spearheading innovation in science,” in Cyril Moore Science Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon there will be a variety of biology activities about evolution, exploring the human brain, behavioral neuroscience with mice, evolution games and more in Cyril Moore Science Center, as well as greenhouse tours and research lab tours. At noon in Aleshire Theater in Harnett Hall, Aaron Coleman, a nationally acclaimed artist/printmaker from Chicago, will present “At the center of never enough.” A new and exciting addition to this year’s Darwin Day celebration is the Brain Bee competition, which takes place at 1 p.m. in Cyril Moore Science Center, Room 210. This competition for high school students, grades 9-12, challenges students with questions about the brain, in a format similar to a spelling bee. For more information on the Brain Bee competition, visit  

“Our hope is to get people more interested in science,” said Heidi Super, chair and professor within the Department of Biology. “Too many people distrust science, and we just want to keep chipping away at the walls between the general public and the scientific community. So join us and have a day of fun and learning!”

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the schedule of events for Darwin Day 2015, please visit

Published: 01/30/15

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