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Fall 2011 Board of Trustees Professor Seminar: Dr. Daniel Gebo

The Theory of Evolution in a Modern World

Dr. Daniel Gebo
Dr. Daniel Gebo

Dr. Daniel Gebo
Department of Anthropology
Board of Trustees Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor

The idea that organisms can change has never received broad public support. This is curious since scientists of all stripes have continued to add and test information that shows over and over again how organisms do in fact change. The paleontological record of primates is one such record. Dr. Gebo will discuss the theory of evolution in connection to the origin of higher primates (monkeys, apes and humans) and he will share how students in the classroom and in his lab become engaged over this fundamental shift in perspective.

Daniel L. Gebo has been a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University since 1987. He holds a Presidential Research Professorship (1998), a Presidential Teaching Professorship (2008), and a Board of Trustees Professorship since 2008. His primary research area is in primatology where he has conducted field work in rainforests and in deserts across four continents (N. and S. America, Africa, and Asia). His research focus is on primate locomotion. His current field project is in Inner Mongolia (China) where he is actively engaged in finding the earliest fossil primates. He has published 80 scientific articles including three in the elite scientific journals of Nature and Science.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center
11:30 am—12:00 pm, Refreshments
12:00 pm—1:00 pm, Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


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