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EvoS Seminars


Current semester (Spring 2020)


Important information regarding the Spring 2020 Seminar:

Due to travel restrictions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, after Monday, March 16 our speakers will no longer be traveling to Binghamton campus to give lectures. Instead, join us at our regularly scheduled seminar time (5:15 pm) for a recurring Zoom presentation by the speaker of the week!  For our valued community guests, contact Barry Brenton (bbrenton (@) for a link to the seminar.


EvoS Seminars are held on Mondays from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm throughout the semester when classes are in session.  The seminars are open to the campus and local community.  

Intro lectures by Barrett Brenton and David Sloan Wilson are January 27 and February 3, 2020. There will be no lecture on April 6 due to Spring Break. 

Note: Schedule is subject to change.


Spring 2020 Schedule is live! See what lectures are being presented, we have a great lineup this semester. Hope to see you there!


About the seminars

The EvoS seminar series brings distinguished speakers and alumni to campus each semester to share their work on all aspects of humanity and the natural world from an evolutionary perspective. The seminars are open to the campus and local community.


While visiting campus, the speakers meet with faculty and researchers to share ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. In many respects, the seminar series is the hub of EvoS, both as an educational program and a pathway for interdisciplinary research.


Every semester, a 2-credit course titled "Current Topics in Evolutionary Studies" (EVOS 451/ BIOL 680S) is based on the seminar series. Every week, students read scholarly articles and write a commentary to prepare for the seminar and discussion. This course is frequently rated among the students' best intellectual experiences at Binghamton.

Previous Semesters: 

Fall 2018 Seminars

Spring 2018 Seminars

Fall 2017 Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminars

Fall 2016 seminars

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Last Updated: 4/17/20