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Kickoff lecture, "World Before Darwin", tomorrow Wed 9/16

The kickoff lecture for our Darwin150 campaign is tomorrow, Wednesday 9/16 live at Harvard and via webcast at 8pm Boston time.

Everett Mendelsohn, Professor Emeritus and “one of the founders of the social history of science", will be delivering the lecture "The World Before Darwin."  A professor at Harvard since 1960, Everett Mendelsohn has earned a reputation as one of the most engaging teachers for undergraduates and nonscience majors. 

There are still a few seats left at the Harvard Science center - and some more spots for the live webcast, which can be viewed from anywhere around the world.

To sign-up free for this kickoff lecture, register here: http://darwinlecture1.eventbrite.com

Many universities, science museums and other institutions are hosting public showings of the live webcast. 

For example, the Texas A&M Biology, Neuroscience, Wildlife and Fishery Services, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology departments have planned a whole series of programs using the Darwin150 lecture series. See what they done here.

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