Thanks to Stu for pointing this one out.
Dr. Richard Eakin was a Professor of Zoology at UC Berkeley for many, many years. In addition to world class research, he was an especially accomplished teacher and was also extremely fond of the theater. Combining his passions for science, teaching and acting, Eakin developed six presentations in which he portrayed great biologists presenting their research seminars, including Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, William Harvey, Hans Spemann and William Beaumont. Although the classes rarely had more than 100 enrolled students, the rooms were generally changed to a much bigger lecture hall for those days on which one of these visiting biologists were in town.
Dr. Eakin passed away a few years ago but on Wednesday two of the 25 minute seminars (Darwin and Mendel) will be presented from videotapes.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Noon - Marine Sciences Auditorium