The Joel and Ellen Fedder Lecture Series of the TREE Foundation presents: “Charles Darwin at 200: The Concise Story of An Extraordinary Man” by Tim Berra

On Wednesday, February 4, 2009, New College will host the third lecture in the New Topics series. Professor Tim Berra, professor emeritus of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University, will discuss the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. The event will take place at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion and begins at 7:00 pm. (Address: 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL, 34243 – Campus Map)Charles Darwin

Berra is the author of over 75 scientific papers and six books, including Evolution and the Myth of Creationism and A Natural History of Australia. His latest book, Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in November 2008 and features 60 black and white illustrations and 16 color plates.

Sponsored by New College of Florida and Joel and Ellen Fedder Lecture Series of the TREE Foundation, the series pairs prominent national speakers with New College faculty for stimulating discussions on relevant topics of our time. The final program is entitled Crystal Balling the Economy” and will be held on March 11.

New Topics New College is the successor to the New College Foundation’s successful Hot Topics series, which started on campus in 2004. The series sponsor for this year’s programming is once again U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. The Fedder Lecture Series of the TREE Foundation is also underwriting the lecture on Charles Darwin.

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Tickets are $15. The event is free for New College faculty, students and staff. The For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Greg Hite, special events coordinator, at (941) 487-4155 or



Darwin cake at the event: