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.

October 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free The Changing Roles of Ethnicity and Education as Determinants of Fertility: The Case of Kinshasa David Shapiro, Professor of Economics, Demography and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University In the mid-1950s, a large-scale survey carried out in the Belgian Congo found substantial differences in fertility of different ethnic groups, with groups from the north of the country in particular showing comparatively low fertility and a high incidence of sterility.
Guaje Ruin Kiva in 2005 Field Trip
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Guaje Canyon: Archaeology and Fire on the Pajarito Plateau Trip Leaders: Rory Gauthier and Dr. Craig Allen One extensive group of ruins that we will visit lies on the high, narrow mesa north of Guaje Canyon. Here, at least seven ruins are spread along the crest of the mesa, including five kivas that are carved into the tufa bedrock. A string of fifty cavate rooms are found along the base of the canyon, which were accessible to the mesa village by hand- and toe-holds and carved stairs.
November 2014
Mexican Inquisition Sparks
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free The Mexican Inquisition in Early Eighteenth-Century New Mexico Linda Tigges & Richard Salazar Early eighteenth-century documents in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico and Mexico City describe the inquisition investigations by the Franciscans into witchcraft, dress, marriage and bigamy, and other aspects of moral behavior of the New Mexico residents.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free From Gypsy Work to EU Recycling: Waste, Race, and Environment in Bulgaria Elana Resnick, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar, SAR Understanding how waste is produced, collected, stored, circulated, transformed, destroyed, and defined can tell us much about the organization of social life. This becomes clear when observing the Roma (Gypsy) minority in Bulgaria, who comprise about 10 percent of the total population.
December 2014
Olive Rush Sparks
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free Olive Rush: Santa Fe's First Lady of the Arts Bettina Raphael Olive Rush, a painter from Quaker roots in Indiana in 1920, played a significant role in Santa Fe’s community as an artist, teacher, activist, and neighbor.
February 2015
Grandmother carrying child in Borana, Ethiopia Lecture
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Grandmothers and Human Evolution Kristen Hawkes Anthropologist Kristen Hawkes considers the Grandmother Hypothesis that increased longevity is a key to the evolution of human life history and other features that distinguish us from the great apes.
March 2015
Human Diet Lecture
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Evolution of the Human Diet Leslie Aiello Anthropologist Leslie Aiello follows the evolution of human nutrition from our earliest ancestors to the modern day, drawing attention to the diversity in the human diet over time and its consequences.
May 2015
Jogging Couple Lecture
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Why Exercise Really is the Best Medicine Daniel Lieberman Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman investigates evidence that indicates the evolution of human hunting and gathering was made possible by a suite of adaptations that transformed our ancestors into superlative endurance athletes.

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