Richard Dawkins is one of the world's most influential living scientists and authors. His work as an evolutionary biologist pioneered a gene-centric view of evolution, and he has become a leading advocate for reason and science. A former University of Oxford Professor of Public Understanding of Science, Dawkins now runs the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, which finances research on the psychology of belief and religion, scientific education programs and materials, and publicizes and supports secular charitable organizations.
Dawkins will deliver a public lecture, "The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science" at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 7 at the Bank United Center, as part of Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami. Dawkins will deliver the lecture and serve as a visiting professor at the University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences, thanks to a generous gift from the Louis J. Appignani Foundation.
Please note attendees will not be allowed entry with large bags, oversized purses, backpacks, umbrellas, signage or video equipment. Cameras and cell phones are permitted.
What are my transportation and parking options getting to the event?
Parking free and is available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, or the Flipse Garage, 5665 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Alternate parking is available at the Pavia Garage, 5615 Pavia St., Coral Gables. The BankUnited Center is also located across the street from the University Metrorail station and near stops for several Metrobus routes.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What time will doors open?
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Who may use a student ticket?
Student tickets are reserved for University of Miami students only.
When & Where
University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences
About the University of Miami’s Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts
Encompassing fields from history to poetry, philosophy to theatre, the humanities and the arts are essential tools for critical analysis, societal enrichment, and the pursuit of meaning and purpose in our lives. UM celebrates scholarship, research, community engagement, and creative expression in these vital disciplines with Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts. Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, this sweeping initiative features high-profile special events including presentations by renowned authors and scholars, and performances by guest artists. Taking Flight is sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation.