Day Five — the final day of the 41st Annual Darwin Festival — concludes with a fascinating discussion about Darwinian medicine and disease ecology, and an exciting talk about the evolution of brains and behavior in domesticated animals. We are also pleased to present the award-winning documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” as well as two gems from the PBS and NOVA libraries.
Friday, February 14 Event Lineup
8:30 am | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: FarmLore Films: Biggest Little Farm: A couple and their dog leave L.A. to build a farm that is in complete coexistence with nature (90 minutes)
10:50 am | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: PBS: The Gene Doctors: Exploring medical treatments that use genetics to target the root causes of disease (60 minutes)
12:15 pm Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “Darwinian Medicine and Disease Ecology: Understanding Biological Rhythms and Infection” – Micaela Martinez, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York NY. Sponsored by the Salem State Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
1:45 pm Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “The Evolution Of Brains and Behavior In Domestic Dogs and Domesticated Foxes” – Erin Hecht, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
3:05 pm Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: NOVA: Wonders: What are Animals Saying? Exploring animal communications of bats, whales, chimps, spiders and more! (60 minutes)
See the Schedule for Other Darwin Festival Events