Darwin Day in Sacramento 2/13

Just got this, from NCSE and others …

Dear Sacramento-area friends of NCSE,

I thought that you might like to know that Matthew J. James of Sonoma
State University will be speaking on "Collecting Evolution: The
1905-06 Galápagos Expedition that Vindicated Charles Darwin" at
Sacramento’s Darwin Day, taking place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on
February 13 in the John Smith Hall in the La Sierra Community Center,
5325 Engle Road in Carmichael.

James "will entertain and inform us about the 1905-06 scientific
collecting expedition to the Galápagos Islands conducted by the
California Academy of Sciences. His presentation will include the
history of the expedition’s two-masted schooner Academy (ex-Earnest),
built in 1875 for the U.S. Coast Survey." There will also be
refreshments, entertainment, and displays.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance (before February 6, 2016), $15.00 at the
door; tickets for students with ID are $10.00. For further
information, visit:

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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