Darwin Festival 2013

Black History Month Inspires Study at Salem State's Darwin Festival

A study of scientific issues relevant to Black History month will launch this year’s Salem State University Darwin Festival at 9 am on Monday, February 11 in Veterans Hall on the university’s North Campus.

Other presentations during the event which runs through Friday, February 15 will center around two themes; one being related to ecological issues, and the other concerning specific aspects of biodiversity. Presentations include, “Cracking Your Genetic Code” at 11 am on Tuesday, February 12 as well as “Mind Over Money” at 2 pm, both located in the Slater Lecture Hall. Harvard University will conduct a presentation on “Sex Differences in Chimpanzee Behavior” at 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 12 in Veterans Hall.

Various universities will be present on the different fields of scientific study including anthropology, psychiatric research, oceanography, chemistry, and physics. The event traditionally attracts many students and teachers from the North Shore and beyond.

All events will be held at Salem State University’s North Campus, 352 Lafayette Street at either the Slater Lecture Hall (room 444 of the Meir Hall building) or in Veterans Hall located in the Ellison Campus Center. The presentations are open to the public and are free of charge. 

For more information, call the Salem State biology department at 978.542.6236 or visit salemstate.edu/Darwin for the complete schedule.


Monday, February 11, 2013
Various locations on the university's North Campus


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