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EVOS

EvoS Seminar Series

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2014

Feb. 10
Paleoneurology and Human Brain Evolution
Ralph Holloway, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Department of Anthropology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 100

Feb. 12
Plants and People in the Intermountain High Desert:  From Hunter-Gatherer to Sustainable Landscapes
William Varga
Utah Botanical center
7-8 p.m.
Location: CSB Auditorium

Feb. 24
On how wrestling rhinoceros beetles, drinking LOVExCOLA and similar adventures, aka public and lifestyle experiments, may produce a bio-diverse, tasty and desirable future
Natalie Jeremijenko, Ph.D.
New York University
Department of Art
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 102

March 10
From Ardipithecus to agriculture: The science of diet and human evolution
Ken Nystrom, Ph.D.
SUNY New Paltz
Department of Anthropology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 102

March 24
When one male is not enough: The diversity of primate mating systems
Andreas Koenig, Ph.D.
Stony Brook university
Department of Anthropology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 102

April 7
Differing Models for Faunal Turnover Events Within the Devonian of the Appalachian Basin  
Alex Bartholomew, Ph.D.
SUNY New Paltz
Department of Geology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 102

*April 21
Primate Sexual Behavior - Confirmations, Continuums and Cautions
Craig Bielert, Ph.D.
SUNY Oneonta
Department of Psychology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: LC 102

*Attendance at this talk will count for TWO subject pool credits in the New Paltz Psychology Department Subject Pool

 

PAST SEMINAR SERIES

2013

*Feb. 11 - Happy Darwin Day!
Sexual Selection and Runaway Consumerism
Geoffrey Miller, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico - Department of Psychology
Visiting Professor at New York University's Stern Business School
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC100  

March 4
Neanderthal Evolution- Surfing the genomic wave: archaic hominin hybridization with modern humans
Todd Disotell, Ph.D.
New York University
Department of Anthropology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

March 11
Survival of the Beautiful
David Rothenberg, Ph.D.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Humanities
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

*March 18
Two Man and a Baby: The Reproductive Success of Homosexual Males
Sarah Strout, Ph.D.
Dominican College
Department of Psychology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

April 1
How hip is human life history?
Holly Dunsworth, Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island
Department of Anthropology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

April 8
Back to the Past: The Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution, and "New" Paradigms for Living in a Rapidly Changing World
Hamilton Stapell, Ph.D.
SUNY New Paltz
Department of History
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

*April 15
Why do we yawn?  Integrating neuroscience, physiology, and evolutionary theory 
Andrew Gallup, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College
Department of Psychology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

*April 22
Evolved This Way: Evolutionary Approaches to Clinical Psychology
Daniel Glass, M.A.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Department of Psychology
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location LC102  

*Attendance at this talk will count for TWO subject pool credits in the New Paltz Psychology Department Subject Pool

Special Events

Talks from the EvoS Summit (2012; New Paltz, NY) found here.

Feb. 21
Ecological Consciousness: The Metaphysics of the Human Being
Andrew Faust
Permaculture Teacher and Designer
6-7 p.m.
Location LC100  

2012

SPECIAL VIDEOS OF THE EVOS SUMMIT (Oct. 26, 2012):

Introductory Remarks by Glenn Geher (Director of EvoS at SUNY New Paltz) and Don Christian (President of SUNY New Paltz)

and Introductory Keynote Address by Gordon Gallup (SUNY Albany) – Evolutionary Medicine – Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies in Action

Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education: Into the Gray and Out Again (Rosemarie Sokol Chang [APA and SUNY New Paltz]; Jennifer Waldo [SUNY New Paltz];  Glenn Geher, [SUNY New Paltz])

Building EvoS Programs is not Always Easy (Rebecca Burch [SUNY Oswego] & Kristina Spaulding [SUNY Albany])

Evolutionary Studies from the Student Perspective (Rachael Carmen [SUNY New Paltz], Daniel Glass [UMASS Boston] and Amanda Guitar [SUNY New Paltz])

 EvoS Online: Deep History Meets the Future (Kevin Sheridan [Binghamton University; Broome Community College] and Hadassah Head [Binghamton University])

Evolution and Human Health: EVO 201 and Connections with Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution (Hamilton Stapell, SUNY New Paltz)

The Natural Sciences, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences: An Evolutionary Biological Theory of Human Uniqueness Puts it all Together (Paul Bingham and Joanne Souza [Stony Brook University])

Capstone Address: EvoS, The Binghamton Neighborhood Project, and the Future of Evolution in Higher Education (David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University)

Feb. 6
Whining is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Rosemarie Sokol Chang, Ph.D.
SUNY New Paltz
Department of Psychology
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium

Feb. 13
The Prince of Evolution
Lee Dugatkin, Ph.D.
University of Louisville
Department of Biology
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium

Feb. 27
Darwinian Medicine: Maybe There IS Something to this Evolution Thing
Robb Wolf
www.robbwolf.com
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reception/Book signing to follow, 6:45 p.m. in the Terrace
Lecture Center 100; more details here!

March 5
Men at Risk: Understanding Sex Differences in Human Mortality Rates with an Evolutionary Life History Framework
Dan Kruger, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium

April 2
Why Ask, "How?"
Adam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Iona College
Department of Philosophy
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium

April 9
Where Personality Meets the Page: Evolution and Adaptive Self-Expression in Alice Andrews’s Trine Erotic
David Michelson
Binghamton University
Department of English
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium

April 30
Evolved to Cabaret: Expressing Human Behavioral Evolution Through Costume Design
Andrea Varga & Laura Johnsen
SUNY New Paltz
Department of Theatre Arts
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CSB Auditorium


2011

Feb. 7
State of EvoS New Paltz
Part 1; Part 2
- Presentations on the SEVERAL new courses being added to the New Paltz curriculum to serve the EvoS program
- A summary of the grant activities funded by the National Science Foundation
- The future of EvoS New Paltz - And More!

Feb. 21
Sex Differences in Hero Creation: A Sociobiological Analysis of Children's Fantasy Literature
*
Victoria Ingalls, Ph.D.
Marist College
Department of Biology

5:30-6:30
p.m.

Feb. 28
Evolution and Women's Health

Chris Reiber, Ph.D.

State University of New York at Binghamton

Department of Anthropology

5:30-6:30

March 7**
AEPS
- Inaugural meeting of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society
Part 1
; Part 2; Part 3
featuring Nick Armenti, Nando Pelusi, Jon Raskin, and Jerome Wakefield
4:30-7:10 p.m.

March 14
The Demise of the Dinosaurs: A Biotic Crisis or a Biotic Revenge?
*

Gordon Gallup, Ph.D.

State University of New York at Albany

Department of Psychology

5:30-6:30
p.m.

March 28

Exploiting Evolution at the Molecular Level

Jeff Reinking, Ph.D.

State University of New York at New Paltz

Department of Biology

5:30-6:30 p.m.


April 4
SEEKING and PLAYING: Affective Infrastructures and the Evolutionary Function of Sport* Leslie Heywood, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Binghamton

Department of English

5:30-6:30 p.m.


April 11

How Natural Selection Produced Humans- How Humans Produce Knowledge
*
Paul Bingham and Joanne Souza

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
5:30-6:30 p.m.

April 25
Eels, and Naming Nature
James Prosek

Author of Eels An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish; Bird, Butterfly, Eel; and The Day My Mother Left.
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 (2011)
From Singles to Swingers: Biopsychosocial Views on Contemporary Human Sexual Behavior
Justin Garcia, Ph.D.
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Indiana University
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Lecture Center 100 


2010


Darwin Day
Monday Feb. 8, 2010
Niles Eldredge

American Museum of Natural History Paleontology
LC 100

Mutualists, Pathogens, and the Evolution of Sex in Wild Garlic
Monday Feb. 22, 2010
Margaret Ronsheim, Ph.D.

Vassar College
Department of Biology
Director of Environmental Studies
LC 102, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: when Natural History and History Collide
Monday March 8, 2010
Lee Alan Dugatkin, Ph.D.

University of Louisville
Department of Biology

The International Evolutionary Studies Consortium and the Evolution Institute
A special session of the 4th Annual NEEPS conference
Friday March 26, 2010
David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D.

Binghamton University

Sex and the Scala Naturae
Friday, March 26, 2010
Marlene Zuk, Ph.D.

University of California
Department of Biology
LC 100, 7
-8:30 p.m.

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Saturday March 27, 2009
Richard Wrangham, Ph.D.

Harvard University
Department of Anthropology
CSB Auditorium, 6-7 p.m.

Molecular aspects of co-evolution of bacteria and their eukaryotic hosts- Gentle diplomacy or Trojan War tactics
Monday April 5, 2010
Alexei Savchenko, Ph.D.
University of Toronto Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Banting & Best Dept. of Medical Research
LC 102, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Nurturing Nature: Epigenetics and the Transmission of Behavior Across Generations
Monday April 12, 2010
Frances A. Champagne, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Department of Psychology
LC 102, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Stability and Crisis in Devonian Seas: Evolutionary Paleoecology and Coordinated Stasis
Monday April 19, 2010
Carl Brett, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati Department of Geology
LC 102, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Evolutionary Studies Program, The Evolutionary Studies Club, and the National Science Foundation

** This talk is an EvoS Seminar AND an invited presentation of the 4th annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS) – sponsored by Honors Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Major Connections, Psychology Department, School of Science and Engineering.


2009

Darwin's 200th birthday was Feb. 12, 2009! Happy Birthday Charles!

The Science of Sex Appeal: An Evolutionary Perspective *Feb, 9, 2009 Gordon Gallup, psychologist, University at Albany

Darwin’s Legacy in the Behavioral Sciences: Human Mating Research in the 21st Century (Darwin Day Speaker) *Feb. 12, 2009 (THURSDAY) David Schmitt, psychologist, Bradley University and Director of the International Sexuality Description Project

What Did Darwin Do? *Feb. 16, 2009 Warren Allmon, geologist, Cornell University and Director of The Museum of the Earth

The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origin of War *March 2, 2009 David Livingstone Smith, philosopher, University of New England and Director of the New England Institute

Intimacy, Infidelity, and the Individual *March 9, 2009 Justin Garcia, anthropologist, Binghamton University

How Women Compete for Mates *March 23, 2009 MaryAnne Fisher, psychologist, St. Mary's University

Phylogeny and Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems in Armored Scale Insects April 13, 2009 Ben Normark, biologist, University of Massachusetts

Diet, Sex, and Aging for Supermodels (supermodel organisms, that is) April 20, 2009 Aaron Haselton, biologist, SUNY New Paltz


 

2008

Feb. 6 (W)

• A. From 3-4:30 p.m., the work of Lionel Tiger, the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, will be the focus of

The Evolution of Behavioral Sex Differences in Humans: A Public Discussion. Honors Center (in College Hall). Click HERE for the video (you need realplayer; see realplayer.com for a free download).

•B. at 6 p.m. Darwin Day Lecture titled "What Would Darwin Say?" to be given by Dr. Tiger. LC 102.

» See the Biology Department Homepage for a nostalgic set of photos of this event! (see: http://www.newpaltz.edu/biology/news.cfm?id=3887)

• March 3 (M) - Rebecca Burch, SUNY Oswego, Psychology Department How Seminal Fluid Has Evolved to Affect Female Psychology and Physiology

• March 10 (M) - John Long, Vassar College, Biology Department Biomimetic Evolutionary Analysis: Using Robots to Test Adaptation Hypotheses

• March 31 (M) - Anne Clark, Binghamton University, Biology Department The Social Lives and Sometimes Hard Times of American Crows (Corvus Brachyrhynchos)

• April 7 (M) - Eugene Heath, SUNY New Paltz, Philosophy Department Social Evolution Before Darwin

April 14 (M) - Susan Hughes, Albright College, Psychology Department Sex Differences in Romantic Kissing

• April 28 (M) - Scott Barry Kaufman, Yale University, Psychology Department A Tale of Two Minds: Implications for Intelligence, Reasoning, and Creativity