UW Botany Professor David Baum recently had a good deal to celebrate.
In November, the college approved the formation of a new institute, The UW-Madison James F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution.
November 24th, 2009 also marked the the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species.
To celebrate both of these events, Baum spent a day dressed as Charles Darwin.
“Mr. Darwin” — replete with tailcoat and mutton chops — lectured in Botany/Biology/Zoology 151 on mechanisms of evolution and also made a guest appearance in Botany 152 where he read excerpts from the Origin of Species.