Darwin Lecture Series to Feature Rumpho-Kennedy, Dennett Keynote

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — The University of Maine’s Celebration of Darwin class and lecture series continues on Wednesday Oct. 14 and Thursday Oct. 15.

UMaine Prof. Mary Rumpho Kennedy will give a talk, “Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Evolution,” on Wednesday from 8:35-9:50 a.m. in 130 Little Hall.  That lecture is part of the regular semester-long series of class meetings, also open to members of the UMaine community and the public.

Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, University Professor, and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, will present a University of Maine lecture, “Darwin’s ‘Strange Inversion of Reasoning’” on Thursday Oct.15 at 4 p.m in Hauck Auditorium.  Dennett’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A news release with more about Dennett and his lecture is online here.

Those who are interested can also join the UMaine Darwin Program fan page on Facebook.