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Duquesne Darwin Day: A Taste for the Beautiful

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Duquesne Union, Ballroom (4th floor), Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15282


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Darwin Day 2023

Title : A Taste for the Beautiful

Speaker: Michael J. Ryan, PhD

Organized by: Duquesne University, Biological Sciences

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 7 pm

Duquesne University, Student Union, Ballroom (4th floor)

Register Here Livestream Link Available the Day of the Event

Is beauty in the eye—or brain—of the beholder? Explore Darwin’s theory of Sexual Selection and why animal behavior in various species from Túngara frogs to humans seem to favor beautiful traits when selecting a mate.

Keynote Speaker: Michael J. Ryan, PhD
The Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in Zoology, University of Texas
Senior Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama

For additional information, see the review article in Science:
Sexual selection and the ascent of women: Mate choice research since Darwin

About Darwin Day

Darwin Day is open to the public and free to attend both in-person or online; live-stream link available day of event.

The Duquesne Science School's Darwin Day is a celebration of Charles Darwin's birth and discovery of evolution by natural selection which is the central organizing principle of all the biological sciences from biophysics to ecology. 

Please contact Dr. Michael Jensen-Seaman at 412.396.4597 or seamanm@duq.edu for more information about this event.

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