Past Features

February 23, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 3)

Celebrating Charles Darwin

Eric Delson
Professor Eric Delson
In honor of what would have been Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting a two-day conference from February 28-March 1, titled "Darwin's Legacy: Early Human Evolution in Africa." The sold-out event is being organized by Lehman Anthropology Professor Eric Delson.

Sponsored by CUNY, Columbia University, New York University, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, the conference will bring together researchers and scientist from around the world. "Social Behavior, Life History, Cognition and Brains," "Dietary Behavior and Foraging," and "Locomotor Behavior" are among the topics that will be presented and discussed.

Born on February 12, 1809, Darwin is widely considered to be the father of evolution. His breakthrough work, Origin of Species, revolutionized the way scientists understand the development of life forms through the ages. For more information on the conference, visit