Evolution, Cognition, and Culture Seminar
Series (a.k.a. The Better Beer Hour)
What is it?
Each week we will have a speaker from the University or the surrounding area
whose reasearch draws from evolutionary theory, or has relevance for the core
objectives of the Evolution, Cognition, and Culture program. We will also
take turns provisioning beer and snacks for the group. To see when it's your
turn to bring in beer/snacks, click here.
Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00, during the 2009 Spring semester.
Graduate Student Lounge.
students or faculty who are interested.
Why? It is an excellent opportunity to learn about
research going on in the area.
Contact Richard Sosis at email@example.com
January 27: Alexia
Smith, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut
Approaches to Examining Ancient Agriculture."
p.m. at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, historian Dr. David R. Contosta
will discuss his new book - "Rebel Giants: The Revolutionary Lives of
Lincoln and Darwin."
Chen, Yale University School of Management & Department of Economics -
and Cognitive Dissonance: Do Choices Affect or Reflect Preferences"
February 19 (Archaeology
David Watts, Department of Anthropology,
Yale University - "Do Chimpanzees Have Culture?"
Dan Adler, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut - "Competitive
Exclusion and Neanderthal Extinction."
Harris, Department of Neurology, Boston University
in Patients with Parkinson's Disease."
Darwin Lecture Series: Mark Hauser - "The Evolution of a Moral
Grammar." 4:00PM in Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center. Marc Hauser is Professor
of Psychology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology, Harvard
University. Marc Hauser is an expert on the evolution of animal communication,
behavioral ecology, and the evolution of mind. His work integrates animal
behavior, cognitive neurosciences, anthropology, and philosophy. He is the
author of a number of influential books, including The Evolution of Communication
(1996) and Moral Minds: How Nature Designed our Universal Sense of Right and
Kaufmann, Harvard University and University of London - "The Role of
the Second Demographic Transition in Secularism's Evolutionary Demise."
Day 2009 - Genghis Blues at the Student Union Theater from 2:00-4:00 pm.
FREE!!! Alash Ensemble at the van der Mehden Recital Hall @ 8:00 pm. Doors
Open at 7:30 pm. FREE!!!
Lecture Series: Paul Ewald - "Darwinian Medicine." 4:00PM in Konover
Auditorium, Dodd Center. Paul Ewald is a Professor of Biology, University
of Louisville. He began his career as a behavioral ecologist, but more recently
has turned his attention to the study of evolutionary medicine, a field he
helped to establish. He is a member of the interdisciplinary Program on Disease
Evolution at the University of Louisville and the author of Evolution of Infectious
Disease (1994) and Plague Time. The New Germ Theory of Disease (2002).
James Boster, Department of Anthopology, University
of Connecticut - "Design Features of Patriarchy."
Elaine Bennett, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut - "If
He's Hungry, He'll Eat: Conceptualizing Childhood Malnutrition in a Mayan
/ 3:45 - 4:45): Karen Kramer, Department of
Anthropology, Harvard University - "How Young is too Young? Teen Motherhood
among Pumé Foragers."
Fall 2008 schedule of speakers.