Harvard Faculty Speaker: Andrew Berry

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Lecturer Andrew Berry visits the Rocky Mountain Harvard Club for a special faculty talk: "What Darwin Didn't Know - Evolution Since The Origin" on Friday, April 17.

Andrew Berry has graciously agreed to visit Denver for a special lecture on his areas of expertise in evolutionary biology.  Dr. Berry, who did his undergraduate work at Oxford, teaches five undergraduate courses on life and evolution.  His courses are among the most highly ranked of all Harvard undergraduate professors. 

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What Darwin Didn't Know: Evolution since The Origin

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was a Victorian tour de force: a remarkable synthesis of natural history observations and simple experimental results.  Perhaps, though, the most impressive thing about the theory is the way in which it has survived more than 150 years of remarkable progress in biology.  It has proved a truly resilient idea.  That is not to say, however, that the theory has not undergone modifications as our biological knowledge has expanded in directions that would have been inconceivable to Darwin. This talk will review the essence of Darwin’s ideas while taking excursions into some of the most exciting post-Darwin discoveries.  In particular, the focus will be on human evolution, an area in which our knowledge has recently expanded massively with fossil discoveries and the application of modern genetics to both ourselves and, remarkably, to our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals.

Your ticket price includes a three-course, served dinner, Andrew Berry's talk, and the discussion period following.  Entree choices are: (1) Roasted  Chicken Breast Choppette with Mushroom Risotto, Asparagus, and Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce (gluten-free) or (2) Vegetarian Butternut Squash Raviolis with Crispy Fried Sage, Browned Butter Sauce, Roasted Red Peppers, and Sautéed Chayote Squash.  A cash bar will be available before and during dinner.

6:00 — Check-in commences; cash bar and conversation
6:30 — Dinner served
7:30 — Andrew Berry talk
8:30 — Q&A / Discussion
9:00 — Event concludes

Discounted ticketing opens to RMHUC members on February 26 and will open to non-members on March 16.  Regular-priced ticketing for all alums opens on February 26.  (If you are not now a member and would like to take advantage of the early discount, you will be able to do so immediately upon joining.*) 

The price is $35 for early registrations (limit 2 per member) and $45 (no limit) thereafter.  Early registration will end when 50 tickets have been sold or on April 6, whichever occurs first.  Catering constraints require us to close registrations after April 13.  We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins.  You must be signed in to the website to purchase tickets.**

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