Lectures, symposiums, artist open houses, colloquiums, field trips, and many other events are regularly sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). These are available to SAR members, and many also are open to the general public. All upcoming events are listed below.

January 2016
John Huth Lecture
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Navigation and the Lost Art of Wayfinding John Huth In the modern era we have become accustomed to instantaneous transfer of information. To find our way we use GPS and devices that guide us from Point A to Point B without giving it a second thought. Are we losing the cognitive processes that our ancestors had, and at what price?
March 2016
Agustin Fuentes Lecture
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Human Evolution: A Cocktail of Creativity Agustin Fuentes A cocktail of creativity and collaboration that is unique to our species has propelled the development of our bodies, minds, and cultures — for good and for bad. We are neither the nastiest nor the nicest species. We are first and foremost the species singularly distinguished, and shaped, by creativity.
April 2016
Barbara King Lecture
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Animal Emotion Barbara King Biological anthropologist Barbara King reveals unexpected breadth in animal emotion, ranging from wild dolphins to farm animals to our much loved companion animals — dogs, cats, horses, and more. In this illustrated talk she shares stores of animal love and animal grief and responds to those who worry that attributing such deep emotion to other species is mere anthropomorphism.

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