Category Archives: Events

Oktoberfest!

by Greg Mayer Jerry has been enjoying Bulgarian cuisine, and I’m he sure will continue his reporting, but I thought I’d report on a stateside culinary event. Southeastern Wisconsin is noted for its German heritage due to its large number of German immigrants. One of the traditions they brought with them is Oktoberfest, a fall […]

Evolution 2014: Food

by Greg Mayer As I noted in a previous post, the Evolution meetings this year (a joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists) were in Raleigh, North Carolina. From a culinary point of view, North Carolina is known for its barbecue. There are many […]

Pterosaurs take Manhattan

by Greg Mayer Last weekend, a new exhibit opened at the American Museum of Natural History in New York: “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs“. The New York Times had a piece on the making of the exhibit last week, and today their museum critic, Edward Rothstein, weighs in with his take on the […]

Science and Religion discussion tonight in Indiana

If you’re at Indiana University, or simply live in or near Bloomington, Indiana, you might want to go to this event, whose announcement was forwarded to me by reader Diane G. If you go, please post a report below.   The answer, of course, is “no” (unless you have a wonky definition of “compatible,” in […]

Steve Pinker and Ian McEwan: a can’t-miss double-bill

If you’re in or near London, you’re in luck, for Steve Pinker is going to discuss his latest book, and the difficulty of good writing, with noted author Ian McEwan. Those are two smart and eloquent guys, and if I was anywhere near there I’d go to this Intelligence-Squared event, to be held at the […]

Darwin Day 2014 in Kenosha, Wisconsin

by Greg Mayer Just a reminder that Darwin Day events in Kenosha, the heart of the Chicago-Milwaukee megalopolis, begin tomorrow morning at about 8:10 AM, when yours truly will be interviewed by Greg Berg of WGTD 91.1 FM’s Morning Show. There’s a talk by Scott Thomson on symbiosis tomorrow night at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside […]

Darwin Day, 2014, events in Kenosha, Wisconsin

by Greg Mayer Darwin’s birthday, Feb. 12, is fast upon us, so, for those in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, I’d like to announce three upcoming events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the approximate center of the megalopolis. First, on Darwin Day itself, Wednesday, February 12, Scott Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be speaking at 7 PM […]

Goings on at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin

by Greg Mayer The Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is becoming a hotbed of evolutionary activity. I already posted about their Darwin Day celebrations, and now I want to announce an upcoming event in their Spring Lecture series: Life and Death in a Cretaceous Coastal Swamp by my colleague, Prof. Chris Noto. The lecture […]

Women in Science Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum

by Greg Mayer Sorry for the late notice, but today, from 1-4 PM, is Women in Science Day at the Kenosha, Wis., Dinosaur Discovery Museum. I know some WEIT readers made it to the Darwin Day festivities there, so I thought I’d mention today’s event as well. Among the women paleontologists participating will be my […]

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

by Greg Mayer As ever-alert reader Dominic has reminded us, 2013 is the centenary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s death, and it is thus an appropriate time to reflect on the many contributions of this great scientist who was, along with Charles Darwin, the co-discoverer of natural selection. Like Darwin, who was his older contemporary, Wallace’s […]

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