February 18, 2009
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson, author of Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation, will deliver a public lecture, “The Art of Seduction: Sex, Evolution, and the Public,” on Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m. at New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East [at Washington Pl.], First Floor).
The lecture, co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Biology, the university’s Liberal Studies Program, and NYU’s Dean for Science, is part of Darwin’s Bicentennial Celebration and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origins of Species. First come, first served. NYU ID required for entry.
Judson, a research fellow at Imperial College London, authored Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation in the style of a sex-advice column to animals. The book details the variety of sexual practices in the natural world and provides the reader with an overview of the evolutionary biology of sex. It became an international best-seller and was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2003. For more information, go to: http://biology.as.nyu.edu/object/news.meetings
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU’s Biology Department has a faculty concentration in evolutionary genetics and genomics and includes the new Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and the Center for Developmental Genetics. For more information, go to http://biology.as.nyu.edu/page/home.html.
NYU’s Liberal Studies Program is a two-year foundation program for students who will complete their education in one of the university’s other undergraduate schools. It features an interdisciplinary core curriculum that fulfills the liberal arts requirements for bachelor’s degrees in NYU’s other schools. For more, go to
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