Feb. 8: Darwin Day Lecture Explores Evolutionary Significance of Mate Choice and Parental Care

Author and animal behavior researcher Jennifer Verdolin will present the annual Darwin Day Lecture sponsored by the Department of Biology and the University Lectureship Committee on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 12 p.m. in Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building. The event is free and open to the public.

A researcher who specializes in social and mating behavior, her talk is titled “First Comes Love, Then Comes Baby: Evolutionary Significance of Mate Choice and Parental Care.” Her first popular science book, “Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships,” tackled the wild world of romance.

Presently she has an appointment as a lecturer at the University of Redlands and as an adjunct professor at Duke University in the Biology Department.

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