News for Monday, December 12, 2016

SAR Advanced Seminar Alumna Named a Fellow of the AAAS

Karen RosenbergKaren Rosenberg Photo courtesy of University of Delaware.Karen Rosenberg Photo courtesy of University of Delaware.

Dr. Karen R. Rosenberg, Professor of Anthropology, University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In announcing the honor, the society cited her “distinguished contributions to understanding the evolution of human childbirth, including its biological and cultural significance, and for leadership in professional associations and teaching.”

In May 2014, Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Wenda Trevathan co-chaired Costly and Cute: How Newborns Made Us Human as part of SAR’s Advanced Seminar series. This seminar examined infant helplessness from biological, cultural, cognitive, behavioral, obstetrical, and pediatric points of view to understand why we give birth to extremely undeveloped and dependent infants that require inordinate investment in time and energy, and how such a costly pattern of development has benefitted humans.

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