• Themester Talk: "Hybrid Vigor: The Agency of Dogs in Space," Dr. Amy Nelson (Virginia Tech)
    October 19 3:15pm
    TALK: "Hybrid Vigor: The Agency of Dogs in Space," Dr. Amy Nelson (Virginia Tech) Using perspectives from ethology and actor-network theory, this talk looks at how mixed breed dogs helped the Soviets develop the first successful manned spaceflight program. The model of animal agency presented here focuses on the space dogs’ r more »
  • Nerd Meets Bird: How Birds Teach us About our Changing World
    October 22 5:00pm
    How birds teach us about our changing world You don’t need to be a die-hard birder to appreciate our feathered friends! From the wrens singing by your window in the morning, to the chicken on your sandwich at lunch, to your friend’s pet parakeet, to the Canada geese flying overhead each spring and fall... the presence of birds and more »
  • Themester Talk: “Social by Nature: An Evening with National Geographic Photographer Ronan Donovan”
    October 22 7:00pm
    TALK: “Social by Nature: An Evening with National Geographic Photographer Ronan Donovan” National Geographic Live! is coming to Bloomington with keynote speaker Ronan Donovan. A biologist turned photographer, Donovan talks about the similarities between humans and other social mammals, and what we can learn from them. As a biolog more »
  • Themester Talk: “Animal in Perception Research,” Dr. William Shofner (Speech & Hearing)
    October 25 4:00pm
    “Animal in Perception Research,” with William Shofner (Speech & Hearing) Animals have played a significant role in the history of the life sciences, as model systems to conduct medical research and to obtain insights into “the mystery of life.” Understanding the history of animal studies in the life sciences will more »
  • The Reel Reveal: The Science Behind Primates, People, and Pollution in Film
    October 26 11:00am
    The Science Behind Primates, People, and Pollution in Film Join us as we debunk misconceptions and discuss ways in which film has misguided our understanding of primates, the places they live, and the people who surround them. Graduate student Tessa Steiniche will share her research on how land-use change is linked with primate exposure to che more »
Friday, October 19, 2018