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Evolutionary Biology Faculty Candidate Seminars

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Poster is also available at: evolutionbiology_candidate-seminars.pdf

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October 24, 2012 EvoBlitz

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Karthik Panchanathan
Anthropology

Martin Daly
Anthropology

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Oct 24 (Wed) 2012 
1:00-2:00 PM

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Co-Sponsored Colloquium: Culling the Herd: Eugenics and the Environmental Conservation Movement in the United States, 1900-1945- April 13, 2012

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Gar Allen, PhD
Department of Biology, Washington University 
Culling the Herd: Eugenics and the Environmental Conservation Movement in the United States, 1900-1945

Sponsered by the Department of History, Life Sciences and Society Program, and the Evolutionary Studies Group 

April 13, 2012 (Friday) 
3:00-4:00 PM
R204, Neff Hall

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EvoTopic: Nature vs. Nurture- March 22, 2012

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Guided discussion led by Discussion Leaders

Discussion Leaders: 
Chris Pires
Associate Professor Department of Biology University of Missouri 
David Geary 
Curator's Professor Department of Psycology Unversity of Missouri

Related Readings:
Why Nature and Nurture Won't Go Away, Pinker, 2005 Download PDF
Perceptions of Epigenetics, Bird, 2007 Download PDF

March 22, 2012
1:00-2:00 PM


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EvoTopic: Levels of Selection- March 1, 2012

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Guided discussion led by Discussion Leaders

Discussion Leaders:
Michael O'Brien
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences University of Missouri
Carsten Strauthausen
Associate Professor of German and English University of Missouri 
Johannes Schul
Associate Professor of Biology University of Missouri

Related Readings:
Eight criticisms not to make about group selection, Eldakar and Wilson, 2011: Download PDF

Levels of Selection: An alternative to individualism in biology and human sciences, Wilson, 1989: Download PDF

Excerpts from Adaptation Natural Selection, Williams, 1989: Download PDF

March 1, 2012
1:00-2:00 PM

 

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Co-Sponsored Colloquium: The Evolution of Large-Scale Cooperation in Humans- February 10, 2012

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The Evolution of Large-Scale Cooperation in Humans

Shakti Lamba, PhD
Anthropology, University College of London

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Evolutionary Studies Group

 

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February 10, 2012 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Shakti Lamba (visitor)
Anthropology, University College of London

Don Burke
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Joint Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Feb 10 (Friday) 2012
11:00AM- 12:00
PM

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November 28, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
followed by open discussion and reception

Dmitry Korkin
Engineering-Bioinformatics
Molecular CoveOps: Evolutionary Tricks of Pathogens

Heidi Appel
Division of Plant Sciences
Herbs, Spices, and the Evolution of Herbivore Diets

Nov 28 (Monday) 2011 
1:00-2:00 AM

 

 

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October 27, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Carl Gerhardt
Division of Biological Sciences
Evolution of vocal communication in frogs

Noah Heringman
Department of English 
Deep time before geology

Oct 27 (Thursday) 2011
2:00-3:00 PM


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October 3, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Rocio Rivera
Division of Animal Sciences - CAFNR
What's the 'Epi' in Epigenetics?

Rob Walker
Department of Anthropology
Tempo and Mode in Human Cultural Evolution

Oct. 3 (Monday) 2011
1:00-2:00 PM


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September 15, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Lori Eggert
Biology
The Role of Evolutionary Studies in Conservation 

Todd VanPool
Anthropology
The Evolution of Horned Serpents in Prehistoric Southwestern Iconography

Sept. 15 (Thursday) 2011 
2:00-3:00 PM

 

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April 28, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Gavin Conant
Animal Sciences

Pat Friedrichsen
Science Education Program, Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, Divison of Biological Sciences

Marty Patton
English

April 28 (Thursday) 2011
2:30-3:45 PM

 

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March 22, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Carsten Strathausen
German and Russian Studies

Ted Koditchek
History

Johannes Schul 
Biological Sciences

March 22 (Tuesday) 2011
12:30-1:45 PM

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Co-Sponsored Colloquium: The Mutation Myth- March 10, 2011

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The Mutation Myth

Denis Walsh, PhD
Department of Philosophy and Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

Sponsored by Evolutionary Studies Group, Department of Philosophy, and the Benjamin Endowment

March 10, 2011 (Thursday) 
3:30-5:30 PM
R572, LSC

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Co-Sponsored Colloquium: Jenny Marshall Graves- February 17 and 19, 2011

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Jenny Marshall Graves, PhD
Professor and Group Leader of Comparative Genomics, 
Australian National University

Feb. 17, 2011 (Thursday) 11:00 AM, Monsanto Auditorium, LSC 
Evolution of Mammalian Sex Chromosomes and Dosage Compensation

Feb. 19, 2011 (Saturday) 10:30 AM, Monsanto Auditorium, LSC 
Weird Animals, Sex and the Future of Men
Saturday Morning Science (SMS) Talk (link to SMS)

Sponsored by the Evolutionary Studies Group, Division of Animal Sciences, Division of Biology, and Saturday Morning Science

Feb. 17, 19, 2011 (Thursday) 
11:00 AM
Monsanto Auditorium 

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February 17, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Libby Cowgill
Anthropology

Mark Flinn
Anthropology

Jenny Graves (visitor)
Comparative Genomics, ANU

Feb. 17 (Thursday) 2011
2:30-3:45
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January 25, 2011 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Sarah Bush 
Biological Sciences
Evolution for Everyone

Carol Ward
Pathology & Anatomical Science
Hominin Origin

Randall Westgren
Agricultural Economics
An Applied Economist's View of Evolutionary Theory

Jan. 25 (Tuesday) 2011
12:30-1:45 PM

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November 11, 2010 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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Rex Cocroft, Division of Biological Sciences
Evolution of Communication in Insects

Casey HollidayDepartment of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Evolution of the Reptilian Feeding Apparatus

Andre AriewDepartment of Philosophy
How Probability Changed Natural Selection

Nov. 11 (Thursday) 2010
12:00-1:00 PM

 

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Co-Sponsored Colloquium: Studying Inequality Cross Culturally and in a Village- October 29, 2010

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Studying Inequality Cross Culturally and in a Village

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder

Department of Anthropology, UC Davis

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Evolutionary Studies Group

Oct. 29, 2010 (Friday) 
7:30 PM
106 Pickard Hal

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October 15, 2010 EvoBlitz

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5 min. presentations and 5 min. Q & A for each presenter
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David GearyDepartment of Psychology
Sexual Selection and Human Sex Differences

Michael O'BrienDean of Arts and Science, Department of Anthropology
Cultural Phylogenetics

Jerry Taylor, Division of Animal Sciences
Evolution of Animal Genomes

Oct. 15 (Friday) 
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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