Jerry to speak at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

by Greg Mayer

As part of its Darwin 1809-1859-2009 commemoration of the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth and the sesquicentennial of the pJerry Coyneublication of the Origin, the University of Wisconsin–Parkside‘s Science Night series presents Prof. Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago speaking on “Why Evolution Is True” at 7 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Greenquist Hall 103.  The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the University’s Committee on Lectures and Fine Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Biological Sciences.  Parking is free after 6:30 PM. If you’re in southeastern Wisconsin or northern Illinois, we’re in Kenosha, and not hard to find or get to. (For one of our previous Darwin 1809-1859-2009 events, see here.)Diplomystus dentatus, Green River Formation, Eocene, WyomingA fossil fish, Diplomystus dentatus, with no particular relation to Jerry’s talk, but a nice picture.

10 Comments

  1. newenglandbob
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Free parking? If I leave Massachusetts right now, I might make the lecture.

    Maybe Prof. Jerry Coyne will lecture near here some day soon.

  2. Posted September 8, 2009 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Jerry, if you get a chance to speak in the London area, I can promise you some free beer at least.

    I’m not sure we can match the Tuscaloosa fare, though we can surely find some pretty good Indian food.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted September 8, 2009 at 6:14 am | Permalink

      I’ll actually be speaking at the Royal Society Darwin meetings in London in November. Beer always welcome, and Indian food is a challenge: Chicago has the world’s best, I think, outside of India itself, where I’ve been five times! I used to love the Standard Indian Restaurant at Westbourne Grove, but don’t know if it’s still there.

  3. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    Greg didn’t mention how they lured me up there with promises of Kewpie Burgers, chocolate malts, and kringles!

    • newenglandbob
      Posted September 8, 2009 at 6:21 am | Permalink

      What are kringles? Edible Santa Clauses?

      I know, it is a danish.

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted September 8, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

        It is the danish.

        GCM

  4. Mike
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Professor, please stop over in Madison! I’m sure a speaking space can be arranged even at this late date, and attendance would likely be excellent!

  5. AdamK
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    A fossil fish, Diplomystus dentatus, with no particular relation to Jerry’s talk, but a nice picture.

    The picture and Jerry no doubt have the property of “niceness” in common.

  6. Posted September 9, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a good review of Jerry’s (apparently excellent) presentation over at Secular Cafe: http://secularcafe.org/showthread.php?p=67150#post67150


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