Lecture on evolution next in Discover Auburn series at Auburn University

AUBURN – “Evolution Proven: The Curious Development of American Anti-Evolution” will be the next lecture in the Discover Auburn series on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Draughon Library. Charles Israel, chair of Auburn University’s Department of History, will speak on anti-evolution legislation in the United States. A reception will follow.

A special exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Origin of Species” will be on view in Special Collections and Archives.

Discover Auburn is a yearlong series that features programs on research, history and other topics of interest by Auburn faculty, staff and graduates. The series will continue in January with the talk, “Christian Identity and Economic Justice in the Rural South,” presented by Wylin Dassie Wilson.

The Discover Auburn series is cosponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Auburn University Libraries. For more information on the program and the series, contact the Center at (334) 844-4946 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.

(Contributed by Maiben Beard.)

Contact: Maiben Beard, (334) 844-4903 (maiben.beard@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)