with Leslea Hlusko, University of California, Berkeley
October 10, 2014
General Admission $10.00 / $5.00 for Leakey Foundation or Adler Planetarium Members We will update this page when tickets go on sale.
Everything that humans do today - from breathing and walking to falling in love, typing on a computer, or driving a car - we do because our biology enables us to do it. That biology, our biology, is the result of millions and millions of years of evolution. Biologist Leslea Hlusko will take us on a journey through seven evolutionary snapshots from before our split with chimpanzees to inhabiting six of the seven continents we live on today. Along the way, we'll explore how human evolution, geography and climate change are intertwined and how humans are subject to the same evolutionary forces that influence all of Earth's life forms.
Leslea Hlusko is Associate Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California Berkeley. Her many research projects include the curatorial rescue of Mary Leakey's excavated fossils at Olduvai Gorge. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the 2014 recipient of the American Cultures Program Innovative Teaching Award. She is a research associate with the Kenyan National Museums and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Co-Sponsored by The Adler Planetarium