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J.T. Scopes Lectures

The John T. Scopes Lecture is named after John T. Scopes, the Tennessee science teacher involved in the infamous “Scopes Monkey Trial” who was charged and convicted for teaching evolution in a Dayton, TN high school in 1925. The “J. T. Scopes Lecture” series aims to highlight the work of high-profile scientists that speak truth to power and defend science. This distinguished lecture series was launched in 2022.

Scott Edwards will be joining us for our second J. T. Scopes Lecture. The event will take place March 29th, 2023 at 3:10pm CST in Buttrick Hall 101.

Scott Edwards smiling

Find a list of our previous J. T. Scopes Lectures here:

SpeakerInstitutionDateTopicMedia
Scott EdwardsHarvard University2023 03/29Exploring bird diversity through genomics, museums and a two-wheeled cross-country adventure
Elisabeth BikIndependent Investigator2022 03/02The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical ResearchPress Release