Friday, October 22, 2010
11:00-11:45am MCPRK 105
You are cordially invited to a special lecture by Dr. Dieter and Netzin Steklis who will summarize their lifetime research on whether human father-child relationships apply to our closest relatives in nature: the great apes. They will also discuss a new study abroad opportunity, Primate Family Systems Field School, scheduled to begin in summer 2011. This four-week field program will be based in Rwanda, Africa and promotes a strong interdisciplinary and comparative approach to primate family systems; combining perspectives from evolutionary biology, psychology, anthropology, and human development. Students will observe gorilla families and golden monkeys on the slopes of the extinct Virunga volcanoes, follow groups of chimpanzees, black and white colobus and guenon monkeys in an afro-alpine jungle, and go on Safari to watch wildlife and study troops of baboons and vervet monkeys in a savanna setting.