Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street
Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Hopi Hoekstra, Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
How do certain animals, such as wild mice, evolve their most critical survival traits, including skin coloration, body shape, and the ability to dig elaborate tunnels in order to hide from predators? How fast can successive generations acquire visible traits, and how do animal genes and behavior interact?... Read more about From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Animal Behavior
Join the Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts, known both for its participation in Latino cultural festivals and as an ambassador of Dominican culture. Carnival participants can celebrate with games, crafts, snacks, and traditional tales and join the parade as diablos cojuelos (“limping devils”) cavort indoors in traditional costumes.... Read more about Dominican Carnival!
Pfizer Lecture Hall in the Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab, 12 Oxford Street. Reception will be held at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
In association with the new Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments exhibition, Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy, Dr. Katharine Park will explore the many contexts in which bodies were opened in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy. While dissection was part of university training for physicians and surgeons, similar practices took place in churches, monasteries, hospitals, and private homes, testifying to a broad interest in the human interior within the...