MARQUETTE – Douglas Futuyma, a professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan, will make two public presentations at Northern Michigan University.

Futuyma will discuss “Why We Need to Teach Evolution” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Jamrich Hall room 105. The presentation is free for NMU students with an ID and $1 for non-students. The second presentation, “Host Shifts in Herbivorous Insects: From Microevolution to Macroevolution,” is scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Mead Auditorium in the Seaborg Center. There is no charge to attend his second presentation.

Futuyma received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Michigan. He is the author of two textbooks used in undergraduate study: “Evolutionary Biology: Third Edition” and “Science on Trial: the Case for Evolution.”

This event is sponsored by ASNMU, the biology and psychology departments, Sigma Xi, TriBeta and PsiChi. For more information contact Alec Lindsay at

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Kristi Evans
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