UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes world-renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins

Free public lecture scheduled at Campus Center on Tuesday, Feb. 20

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
David Baker, (808) 956-9405
Department of English
Posted: Feb 12, 2007

HONOLULU - The UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series continues its Centennial year program this month with a presentation by Professor Richard Dawkins, the first holder of the newly endowed Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, and a Fellow of New College, at the University of Oxford. Dawkins‘ presentation, entitled "Queerer Than We Can Suppose?: The Strangeness of Science" is scheduled for the UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Dawkins has written numerous bestsellers on evolutionary biology, science, and religion; these include The Selfish Gene (1976; second edition, 1989), The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2003), The Ancestor's Tale (2004), and The God Delusion (2006).

His visit to the Manoa campus is co-sponsored by the UH Manoa College of Natural Sciences, Departments of Botany and Zoology, Lyon Arboretum, and the Center for Conservation Research and Training.

In addition to the presentation at Campus Center, Dawkins will lead a seminar on the topic, "Is Evolution Predictable," on Wednesday, February 21, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the School of Architecture Auditorium. The seminar is also open to the public at no charge.

More information about this month‘s presentation and the Centennial year series may be found on the Web at www.manoa.hawaii.edu/dls.

More information about Richard Dawkins is available at http://richarddawkins.net.

For more information, visit: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/dls