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Charles Darwin and the Study of Evolution

Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibition
February 2 – March 13, 2009

Naturalist Charles Darwin had a momentous impact on the sciences and humanities. The exhibit honored the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth.  In a cooperative venture with several CSUN colleges, the exhibit explored Darwin’s work and the study of evolution through intriguing exhibits including:

  • Darwin’s investigations while sailing on the “Beagle”
  • The study of evolution illustrated by biological specimens including beetles, doves, plants and worms
  • Evolution illustrated by hominoid skulls
  • The evolution and development of human tools
  • The evolution of Educational Psychology
  • Examples of books available in the Oviatt library featuring Charles Darwin and the study of evolution

Exhibit participants included Jim Hogue, Biology Department; Christina Campbell, Helene Rougiers and Matthew Des Lauriers, Anthropology Department; Janet Fish, Educational Psychology Department; Christina Mayberry and Dean Arnold, Oviatt Library.