News for Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Top Biological Anthropologist Receives Senior Scholar Position

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Dean Falk
Senior Scholar Dean FalkSenior Scholar Dean FalkDean Falk being interviewed on the SAR Campus by the BBC/Canada Discovery Channel show “Daily Planet.”Senior Scholar Dean FalkDean Falk being interviewed on the SAR Campus by the BBC/Canada Discovery Channel show “Daily Planet.”

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces the appointment of Dr. Dean Falk to a 3-year Senior Scholar position at SAR. A central figure in the analysis of Homo floresiensis (the “Hobbits” of Flores Island, Indonesia), Dr. Falk held a resident scholar fellowship at SAR in 2008-2009.  She currently holds the Hale G. Smith Chair of Anthropology at Florida State University and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “Dean is among the top biological anthropologists in the country, especially in the area of paleoneurology...”—James F. Brooks, SAR President & CEOSAR president James F. Brooks commented “Dean is among the top biological anthropologists in the country, especially in the area of paleoneurology, and brings an international reputation to SAR for her work on the evolution of the human brain, the origins of language, and the revolutionary implications of the discovery of Homo floresiensis to our understanding of hominin evolution. Her presence among the research faculty of SAR will further strengthen our standing at the leading edge of research into the human experience.” Dr. Falk has been featured on NOVA’s Aliens From Earth, the National Geographic Channel, and the BBC. Her most recent book is Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language (2009).

Dr. Falk is available for interviews. Please contact Jean Schaumberg to make the arrangements:

schaumberg[at]sarsf.org
(505) 954-7245

Photographs are available upon request.

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