Public Programs

Designing Intelligence? Continuing The Intelligent Design Project

The exhibition and public programs coincide and include a series of events presented by the Anthropology Graduate Student Union (AGSU) in celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150-year anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The schedule for these programs will be available at /artsandletters/galleries.

Wednesday, February 4 at 7 pm / PA 101 (lecture hall next to Schmidt Center Gallery)
Intelligent Design and the Arguments for and Against the Existence of God    A lecture by Simon Glynn, professor of philosophy at FAU that examines the strengths and weaknesses surrounding arguments for and against the existence of God.

Tuesday, February 10 at 4 pm / PS 227
Flock of Dodo's    This 2006 documentary examines both sides of the evolution versus intelligent design controversy. Flock of Dodos also examines ways in which scientists can make their message more approachable to the public. (AGSU)

Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm / PS 109
Evolution Education Seminar    Teaching  science is a rewarding but sometimes challenging job. Deborah Cunningham, PhD will lead the workshop, discussing tools to make science education accurate and exciting. The evolution education seminar is geared towards biology teachers but is open to all teachers as well as the general public. (AGSU)

Friday, February 13 at 7 pm / Location GS 119
Panel Discussion     Darwin's theory of natural selection has impacted many disciplines and changed the way we view the world. Come and learn how one theory has impacted biology, philosophy, psychology and anthropology as well as many other fields. (AGSU)

Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm / PA 101 (lecture hall next to Schmidt Center Gallery)
Artist Lecture: Deborah Aschheim     Aschheim, who holds degrees in both Anthropology and Art creates installations based on invisible networks of perception and thought exploring the subject of memory, which has led her to collaborate with musicians and neuroscientists.

Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm / PA 101 (lecture hall next to Schmidt Center Gallery)
Who We Are & How We Came to Be: Perspectives on Our Origin     A symposium introduced by Robert McCarthy, assistant professor of anthropology at FAU and moderated by Simon Glynn brings together leaders from Buddhist, Hindu, Judaic, Seminole Indian, Islamic and scientific viewpoints to promote cross-cultural insight about the origins of humans.

Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm / Schmidt Center Gallery
Birth: A Storytelling Event    A performance collage of cultural myths and personal stories focusing on varying perspectives of birth, creation and the creative process. Presented by students of Dr. Caren Neile's Social Drama Workshop and Storytelling classes.

Guided Tours
Every Friday, February 6 to April 3 at Noon / Schmidt Center Gallery
RSVP to Jeff Groves or Jennifer Inacio at 561-297-2661

Image: Michael Zansky and D. Dominick Lombardi, I-95, (detail), 2008.

Designing Intelligence? Continuing The Intelligent Design Project