As we celebrate his 200th birthday here on the Fresno State campus, as indeed worldwide, I am thrilled to share the news that some local friends of Charles Darwin have come together to form a new coalition:
Welcome to the Consortium for Evolutionary Studies at California State University, Fresno.
We are a new interdisciplinary campus entity dedicated to the study of evolutionary topics from multiple scholarly perspectives. The consortium has coalesced on the occasion of the the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth - Darwin Day 2009. The consortium consists of faculty and students from several colleges and departments at CSU Fresno. We invite all interested members of the campus community to join us in the promotion of evolutionary theory, science and reason.
[via Darwin's Bulldogs]
Yes, we are calling ourselves Darwin's Bulldogs, establishing a connection not only to our campus mascot, but all the way back to Thomas Henry Huxley, the original Darwin's Bulldog! We can sure use his inspiration here in the Central Valley as we find ourselves still fighting battles Huxley won long ago in England. (and if you must ask, I made a teeny contribution coming up with that association and that moniker for our group! and designing the website too). We've already announced a series of events for Darwin Day 2009 on the website, and look forward to making this a vibrant interdisciplinary venture on campus. Bookmark the website. Join us in the festivities, and email me if you want to know more about the consortium.