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"Variation" - Lecture 2 in the 150th anniversary "On the Origin of Species" lecture series - Columbia University

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

"Variation" - Lecture 2 in 150th anniversary "On the...

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Wednesday, October 7
Professor, Columbia University
Lecture 2: Variation
8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST (90 minute lecture and Q&A)

Wednesday, October 7, at 8pm eastern time at Columbia University and live via teleconference, Pulitzer-prize winning professor Jonathan Weiner, author of "Beak of the Finch", among other books will deliver the second lecture in our 150th anniversary "Origin of Species" series hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin Facebook project. Attendees optionally can read chapters 1 and 2 on variation in Darwin's great book.

Sponsors include National Geographic, Citrix Online and their HiDef Conferencing Division, Campaign Monitor,  Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, National Center for Science Education, Squarespace, Creation The Movie, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

Note: this lecture is the second of five lectures in the Fall of 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species." To register for the other lectures in the series go here:

Lecture 1:
Lecture 3:
Lecture 4: 

Lecture 5:

For more information on our Darwin activities, visit our website at
To keep informed of the lecture series and other events, sign up for the Reading Odyssey newsletter here:

Jonathan Weiner
Columbia School of Journalism

Jonathan Weiner's books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and many other honors. While working on His Brother's Keeper, he was writer-in-residence at Rockefeller University. Now he teaches science writing at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York with his wife, Deborah Heiligman, the children's book author, and their two sons.
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