November 17, 2011 in City

Science columnist to speak at Gonzaga


An internationally acclaimed scientist known for his work in evolutionary developmental biology will speak tonight at Gonzaga University’s annual O’Leary Lecture.

Sean B. Carroll, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, writes a monthly science column for the New York Times and has authored six books. Additionally, Carroll has appeared twice on “60 Minutes” in segments titled “Resurrecting the Extinct” and “B-Rex.”

His scientific research focuses on the development and evolution of animal form.

The free lecture, titled “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species,” is 7:30 p.m. in Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 East Boone Ave. For more information, call (509) 313-3888.

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