News for Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dr. Dean Falk, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University

Dean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programDean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programDean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA program. Photograph courtesy of Jake Hubbard, 2012.Dean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programDean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA program. Photograph courtesy of Jake Hubbard, 2012.

SAR congratulates Dr. Dean Falk. She has been selected as one of this year’s Distinguished Research Professors at Florida State University (FSU). The award recognizes and rewards the outstanding career achievements in research and creative activity of FSU faculty. The formal awards ceremony will be held on April 25, 2014, in Tallahassee, FL.

Dean Falk is an evolutionary anthropologist who splits her time between Santa Fe, NM, where she is a senior scholar at SAR, and Tallahassee, FL, where she is the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology at FSU. Her work focuses on the evolution of the human brain (paleoneurology) and the associated emergence of language, music, art, and science. Falk has published numerous scientific and popular books and articles, and has lectured extensively about evolution to both academic and public audiences.

Earlier this year, Falk contributed to the CBC Radio program “Walking Matters, Part One: I Walk, Therefore I Am” and “Walking Matters, Part Two: The Steps We Take.” You can listen to the programs here and here.

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