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Board of Trustees Professor Seminar

Science and the Public: Seeing Eye to Eye

Dan Gebo, Ph.D.
Departments of Anthropology & Biological Sciences

US Professor of the Year (Illinois)
Board of Trustees Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Research Professor

Why do "scientists" and the "general public" view important issues of our time so differently? There appears to be a wide disconnect between these two groups as documented in a Pell Survey Poll in 2014. During this seminar, Dr. Gebo will offer his view on what science and scientists actually do and why. Is science actually relevant to the public? What can scientists do to improve communications and public policy?

Dr. Dan Gebo
Dr. Dan Gebo

Dan Gebo has been a faculty member at Northern Illinois University since 1987. His primary research area is in primatology where he has conducted field work in rainforests and in deserts across four continents. He studies how primate movement patterns change over time. His current field work is in China where he is actively engaged in finding early fossil primates.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center, Main Floor

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Refreshments
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m., Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


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Last Updated: 2/13/2017