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Exploring Darwin Conference
October 30, 2017 - January 30, 2018Free
EXPLORING DARWIN is a conference on how Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection applies to a wide variety of natural and social sciences.
Exploring Darwin will take place on Tues-Wed, November 7-8, 2017. Talks are at 9:35, 11:10, 12:45 and 2:20 in the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College. This event is open to the Public. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes or provide extra credit assignments for attending students. Sign-in sheets will keep track of attending students.
Tuesday, November 7th
9:35 PASCAL GAGNEUX, Associate Professor of Pathology; Associate Director, Division of Comparative Pathology and Medicine; Associate Director of CARTA, UCSD
Anthropogeny: the Study of the Origin of Humans
11:10 ERIN RILEY Professor, San Diego State University
Living with Others: Exploring the Human-Primate Interface in Indonesia and Florida
12:45 NAOMI LOWE, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College
Short and Long Term Mating strategies: Possible Sexually Selected Niches Resulting in the Introversion-Extroversion Continuum
2:20 MARY ELLEN BROOKS, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College
Survival of the Wisest: Jonas Salk’s Outlook on Future Human Evolution
Wednesday, November 8th
9:35 NANCY CAINE, Professor, California State University, San Marcos. Secretary General, International Primatological Society
Snakes! The Evolution of Snake Detection and Avoidance
11:10 JENNIFER PARKINSON, Assistant Professor, University of San Diego
Diet and Evolution in our Earliest Human Ancestors: the Impact of Meat Eating on Hominin Evolution
12:45 CASEY ROULETTE, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
Plant Neurotoxins, Patterns of Use, and Parasites among Aka Foragers of the Congo Basin
2:20 SARA BECK, Adjunct Professor, Palomar College
Birds and the Evolution of Dinosaurs