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(Photo above: Reine, Norway, courtesy of David Sloan Wilson)

Spring 2020 Seminar Series



January 27: Introductory lecture by David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University

Tinbergen's four questions and others



February 3: Introductory lecture by Barrett Brenton, Binghamton University

Biocultural Evolution of Cuisine


February 10: Darwin Day Panel discussion with Binghamton faculty


February 17: Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, University of Buffalo:

Modern human cranial variation: An evolutionary morphology approach




March 2: Daniel T. O’Brien, Northeastern University

The Urban Commons: How Data, Technology, and Behavioral Science Can Help Us Rebuild Our Cities


March 9: Glenn Branch, National Center for Science Education (NCSE)

Twists and Turns in Teaching Evolution over the Years


March 16: Rolf Quam, EvoS Director, SUNY Binghamton

The Evolution of Language: Part 1


March 23: Rolf Quam

The Evolution of Language: Part 2 


March 30: David Sloan Wilson

Nothing about the Coronavirus Pandemic Makes Sense Except In the Light of Evolution




April 6: Spring break - No Classes


April 13: Adam van Arsdale, Wellesley College

Race, Ancestry, and Populations in the Pleistocene and the Present


April 20: Robert Pennock, Michigan State University

An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science


April 27: Mark Urban, University of Connecticut

Eco-evolution in communities

Last Updated: 5/9/20