Works of Charles Darwin featured in Auburn events

Auburn University will host a series of special events this semester in connection with the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his publication, "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection."

The series is co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Liberal Arts and the outreach committee of the Department of Biological Sciences.

"The goal is to present Darwin's ideas in an accurate and non-proselytizing way," said Jim Bradley, Auburn's W. Kelly Mosley Professor of Science and Humanities.

On Tuesday, Natalie Angier will speak as part of the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series. Her lecture "The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science," will take place at 3 p.m. CST in 112 Rouse Life Sciences Building.

Additonal lectures throughout the semester will be in the same time and place on Mondays with topics such as "Darwin as Geologist" and "Social Darwinism."