“Exploring Darwin's "Tangled Bank" - Evolution, God and Science in America Today”
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
7 p.m. Lecture
Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts
Professor Kenneth Miller is ideally suited to address the theme for the 2014-15 Killeen Chair lecture series: “Science and Religion.”
Kenneth R. Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University. He did his undergraduate work at Brown and earned a PhD in 1974 at the University of Colorado. He spent six years as Assistant Professor at Harvard University before returning to Brown University in 1980. His research on cell membrane structure and function has produced more than sixty scientific papers and reviews in leading journals, including CELL, Nature, and Scientific American. Miller is coauthor, with Joseph S. Levine, of four different high school and college biology textbooks used by millions of students nationwide. He has received six major teaching awards at Brown, the Presidential Citation of the American Institute for Biological Science (2005), and the Public Service Award of the American Society for Cell Biology (2006). He was honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the Gregor Mendel Medal from Villanova University in 2009. The Society for the Study of Evolution presented Dr. Miller with the Stephen Jay Gould Prize in 2011, and in 2014 he received the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University. He is the author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution, and Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul.