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February 20, 2006

Exhibition - Endless Forms: Engaging Evolution

Friday, February 24
Endless Forms: Engaging Evolution

Art exhibition, February 24-March 24
Presented by A+D Life
School of Art + Design
Work Exhibition Space, 306 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: noon - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 4:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 5:00 pm
Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 10

Posted at 12:12 PM

Event - What About God?

Wednesday, February 22
What About God? (2001)

Final episode of the PBS series, “Evolution”
Evolution Film Series
Respondent: Susan King, Life Sciences and Society Program, University of Michigan
7 pm, Natural Sciences Auditorium
Kraus Natural Sciences Building, 830 North University Ave.
Discussion following

Of all species, we alone attempt to explain who we are and how we came to be. This final episode in the PBS series on Evolution explores the struggle between science and religion. Through the personal stories of students and teachers, it offers the view that they are not incompatible.

Posted at 12:11 PM

Event - Workshop: Evolution and the Nature of Science

Monday, February 20
Evolution and the Nature of Science

Workshop for Undergraduates
5:30-7:30, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
Additional sessions will be offered on:
Thursday, March 9
Thursday, March 16
Monday, March 20
Monday, April 3
Pre-registration is required. Please register at least one week in advance, in the Curriculum section of http://www.umich.edu/evolution.
See previous entry for details.

Posted at 12:09 PM

February 13, 2006

Event - The Museum of Life and Death

Sunday, February 19
The Museum of Life and Death

3 pm
See previous entry for details.

Posted at 12:32 PM

Event - Marvelous Mesozoic: Into the Air

Sunday, February 19
Marvelous Mesozoic: Into the Air

Workshop for children ages 6-11 with an adult
Life Through the Ages Family Reading and Science Program
3 pm, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
Pre-registration required, call (734) 764-0480.

Posted at 12:31 PM

Event - Evolution and God: Complementary or Conflicting Worldviews?

Sunday, February 19
Evolution and God: Complementary or Conflicting Worldviews?

Lecture: "Evolution: A Biologist's Perspective,” David Mindell, U-M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Followed by discussion groups and Q & A with Rabbi Robert Levy & the Reverend James Rhodenhiser
2-4 pm, Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Episcopal Church
2309 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor
Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Emeth, St. Clare's Episcopal Church, UM Life Sciences and Society Program, and U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.
For additional information, call (734) 665-4744 or e-mail dfitzig@templebethemeth.org

Posted at 12:30 PM

Event - The Museum of Life and Death

Saturday, February 18
The Museum of Life and Death

8 pm.
See previous entry for details

Posted at 12:29 PM

Event - Explore Evolution Youth Leader Training

Saturday, February 18
Explore Evolution Youth Leader Training

1-4 pm, Exhibit Museum of Natural History
For details, visit the Outreach section of www.umich.edu/evolution
Pre-registration required; call (734) 764-0478

Posted at 12:28 PM

Event - Natural Selection and the Regulation of Defense Responses

Saturday, February 18
Natural Selection and the Regulation of Defense Responses:
How much suffering is enough?

Randolph Nesse, Psychiatry and Psychology; University of Michigan
Saturday Morning Physics Series
10:30 am, 170 Dennison, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor
(arrive early, seats fill quickly)

If natural selection is so great, then why is life so full of pain, cough, nausea, fever, anxiety and fatigue? A signal detection analysis reveals it is for the same reason that smoke detectors scream when we make toast. Knowing that most instances of defensive arousal are unnecessary but completely normal offers the missing scientific foundation for deciding how we should use new drugs.

Posted at 12:26 PM

Event - The Museum of Life and Death

Friday, February 17
The Museum of Life and Death

8 pm.
See previous entry for details

Posted at 12:25 PM

Event - Native Peoples of Siberia: Genetics, Languages and Archaeology

Friday, February 17
Native Peoples of Siberia: genetics, languages and archaeology

Tatiana Karafet, University of Arizona and
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russia
Evolution and Culture Colloquium Series
10:30 am, 4448 East Hall, 530 Church St., Ann Arbor

Posted at 12:24 PM

Event - Workshop: Teacher Workshop Sequence, Part II

Thursday, February 16
Teacher Workshop Sequence, Part II

Presented by Dr. Gregory Forbes, Evolution Education Institute
4:30-7:30 pm, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
For details, visit the Outreach section of www.umich.edu/evolution
Pre-registration required; call (734) 764-0478

Posted at 12:23 PM

Event - The Museum of Life and Death

Thursday, February 16
The Museum of Life and Death

Multi-media music-theatre piece by Andy Kirschner,
School of Art + Design and School of Music
8 pm, Duderstadt Center
Ticket information: tickets@theater-as-music.com

Posted at 12:22 PM

Event - Workshop: Teacher Workshop Sequence, Part I

Wednesday, February 15
Teacher Workshop Sequence, Part I

Presented by Dr. Gregory Forbes, Evolution Education Institute
4:30-7:30 pm, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
For details, visit the Outreach section of www.umich.edu/evolution
Pre-registration required; call (734) 764-0478

Posted at 12:21 PM

Event - Inherit the Wind

Wednesday, February 15
Inherit the Wind
(1960)
Evolution Film Series
Respondent: Bruce W. Frier, Classics and Law, University of Michigan
7 pm, Natural Sciences Auditorium
Kraus Natural Sciences Building, 830 North University Ave., Ann Arbor
Discussion following

Posted at 12:20 PM

Event - Life and Death at High Altitude

Tuesday, February 14
Life and death at high altitude: what Himalayan mountaineers
and Late Permian vertebrates have in common

Raymond Huey, University of Washington
Program in the Environment Speaker Series
5 pm, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
Reception following in Museum Rotunda

Posted at 12:19 PM

Event - Workshop: Evolution and the Nature of Science

Monday, February 13
Evolution and the Nature of Science

Workshop for Undergraduates
5:30-7:30, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
Additional sessions will be offered on:
Monday, February 20
Thursday, March 9
Thursday, March 16
Monday, March 20
Monday, April 3
Pre-registration is required. Please register at least one week in advance, in the Curriculum section of http://www.umich.edu/evolution.
See previous entry for details.

Posted at 12:16 PM

February 06, 2006

Event - Genomic Revolution of Evolutionary Biology

Saturday, February 11
Genomic revolution of evolutionary biology

George Zhang, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Saturday Morning Physics series
10:30 am, 170 Dennison Building, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor
(arrive early, seats fill quickly)

How big is a genome and what elements are in a genome? How does the genome change in evolution? Do genomic studies provide any novel perspectives on the structure, function, and evolution of cellular life? How will genomics change our daily lives in the future?

Posted at 09:17 AM

Event - Workshop: Evolution and the Nature of Science

Thursday, February 9
Evolution and the Nature of Science

Workshop for Undergraduates
5:30-7:30, Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
Additional sessions will be offered on:
Monday, February 13
Monday, February 20
Thursday, March 9
Thursday, March 16
Monday, March 20
Monday, April 3
Pre-registration is required. Please register at least one week in advance, in the Curriculum section of http://www.umich.edu/evolution.
See previous entry for details.

Posted at 09:15 AM

Event - Distinguished Speaker: Richard Wrangham

Wednesday, February 8
Primate and human society

Richard Wrangham, Harvard University
Distinguished Speaker Series
7 pm, Chemistry 1800, 930 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Reception following in Chemistry atrium

Human society is in some ways ape-like and in other ways unique. Our ape-like features appear explicable by the same rules that govern primate societies. Our unique traits, such as the sexual division of labor, depend on human specializations such as the adoption of cooking.

You can view Dr. Wrangham's biography (PDF) or a list of selected scientific articles on the Explore Evolution website.

Posted at 09:11 AM

Event - May It Please The Court: Edwards v. Aguillard

Tuesday, February 7
May It Please the Court: Edwards v. Aguillard

Sponsored by the UM Law School ACLU
Listen to the dramatic oral arguments in this landmark 1987 Supreme Court case on so-called "equal time" laws, a key basis of the recent intelligent design ruling in Dover, Pa.
12:20 - 12:50, Room 138, Hutchins Hall, UM Law School

Posted at 09:10 AM

February 03, 2006

Event - Intelligent Design Meets the First Amendment

Thursday, Feb 9
Intelligent Design Meets the First Amendment:

A report from the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the
landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
7 pm, Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 3

A presentation by Stephen Harvey of Pepper Hamilton LLP and Richard Katskee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, counsel for the plaintiffs in the landmark “intelligent design” case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District that was decided in Pennsylvania in December 2005.

Mr. Harvey and Mr. Katskee will lay out the factual and legal background of the case, and discuss whether intelligent design is science or religion, why the teaching of the scientific theory of evolution continues to generate controversy, and how the controversy implicates important issues of religious freedom.

Posted at 09:17 AM