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NOVA to host science seminar for professor’s published book

Northern Virginia Community College will host a special science seminar from noon to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 23 in the forum of the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. The seminar will focus on the recent publication of Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective (The University of Chicago Press).

Dr. Ilya Tëmkin, a biology professor at NOVA-Annandale, edited the book along with American Museum of National History Emeritus Curator Niles Eldridge, University of Padua Biology Professor Telmo Pievani and University of Milano-Bicoca Fellow Emanuele Serrelli.

Evolutionary Theory provides an integrated, comprehensive introduction to the hierarchy theory of evolution. From sweeping historical reviews to philosophical pieces, theoretical essays and strictly empirical chapters, it reveals hierarchy theory as a vibrant field of scientific enterprise that holds promise for unification across the life sciences and offers new venues of empirical and theoretical research.

The science seminar is free and open to the public. The event will feature presentations by some of the book contributors and invited speakers. For additional information about the book and the seminar, contact Tëmkin at itemkin@nvcc.edu.


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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.