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Darwin Day Hosted Feb. 12

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota students will be able to learn about the life and research of Charles Darwin on “Darwin Day,” Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the South Dakota Union.

Associate psychology professor Holly Straub said the focus of this year’s Darwin’s Day will range from inclusiveness to Darwin’s contributions to psychology.

“Most people think of him as being a prominent figure in the history of biology, when in fact he is also prominent in the history of psychology,” Straub said.

The event will include cake and activities to celebrate Darwin’s birthday.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News