Men, Women, and Other Apes:
The Impact of Evolution on Parenting and Other Phenomena
An Undergraduate Discussion Supper with
Primatologist and Evolutionary Biologist Sarah Hrdy
Monday, April 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Harlos House (1331 E. Tenth St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
Are our capacities to be good parents the result of evolution?
similar are humans to primates in their parenting skills? Sarah
one of the leading primatologists and evolutionary theorists in the
field today. Her work focuses on the evolutionary origin of
infanticide, female sexual behavior in primates, and the evolutionary
basis of mothering and parenting in humans. Both a Darwinian and a
feminist, she is known as a pioneer in bridging feminism and
sociobiology. Her works include The Woman That Never Evolved; Mother
Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection; and,
recently, Mothers and Others, the Evolutionary Origins of Mutual
Understanding. Hrdy has written numerous scholarly articles, as well
works for general audiences that have been published in Time,
Natural History, and the New York Times Book Review. She is
White Professor at Large at Cornell University, professor emerita at the
University of California-Davis, and an associate at the Peabody Museum
of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard. Among her accolades, she was
named one of the "Fifty Most Important Women in Science" by
magazine. The above account was drawn from the IU Patten Foundation
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending
undergraduate supper, please check your schedule to make sure you are
for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
you wish to sign up for the "Hrdy" program and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.
Sarah Hrdy will also speak during the week of April 1-5 as
Patten Lecture series:
-"The Origin of Emotionally Modern Humans: How Did Humans Become
Such 'Other-Regarding' Apes?"
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30-9 p.m., IU Maurer School of Law Moot
Court Room (Law 123)
-"From 'Mr. Mom' to 'Deadbeat Dads': Why Paternal Commitment Is So
Variable in the Human Species and What Factors Elicit It?"
Thursday, April 4, 7:30-9 p.m., IU Maurer School of Law Moot
Court Room (Law 123)
information click here and here.