|Date: April 18, 2000
Contact: Philip Nyhus
Phone: (207) 872-3763
Harvard Professor at Colby to Speak on "Human Nature"
On Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Richard Wrangham, a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University, will present a keynote address for the Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium in room 105 of Colbys Keyes Building. The talk is titled "The Science of Human Nature, and the Human Nature of Science: Lessons from the Other Apes." The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Wranghams research interests include the significance of chimpanzee behavior, ecology and life history for understanding human evolution. Since 1987, he has directed a study of a community of 50 chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda, one of five principal study sites in the wild. Wrangham received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1975.