Early Career Writing Group for Evolutionary Scientists — Sign up!

Early Career Writing Group!

A virtual writing group is being organized by Stacey Makhanova for early career evolutionary psychologists and evolutionary scientists more broadly who want some external motivation to get writing done and an opportunity to network (and commiserate) with people in similar career stages. For this group, “early career” means assistant professors, post-docs, and graduate students at the dissertation stage.

If you are interested, see the Google Doc for details and to add your contact info to the email list

UCLA Event: Community Involvement & Representation(s) in Biological Anthropology: A Panel Discussion on April 23

What do biological anthropologists owe to their research participants? How do we reckon with the biases that have characterized our field from its inception? The UCLA Biological Anthropology DEI Graduate Group, in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture is pleased to present “Community Involvement and Representation(s) in Biological Anthropology” on 4/23 10:30 AM – 2 PM PDT.  Over the course of two virtual panel discussions, we will explore these questions and contribute toward a more reflexive biological anthropology. Link here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/community-involvement/register

The first panel, “Community Involvement in the Research Process” features Dr. Stephen Acabado, Dr. Keolu Fox, Savannah Martin, and Luisa Rivera engaging in discussion from 10:30-12pm PDT.  Following a short break, the second panel, “Ethical Representation of Research and Research Participants” features Dr. Agustín Fuentes, Tina Lasisi, Dr. Cristina Moya, and Dr. Brooke Scelza from 12:30-2pm PDT.

Both virtual sessions will be hosted live on Crowdcast, and feature each panel of speakers answering questions from moderators and the live audience.  The live sessions are open to the public, but we kindly ask that you register for this event via Crowdcast.

To register for this event, please go to this website: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/community-involvement/register. You will be asked to provide an email to join the event. Enter your email, click agree to terms, and then follow the directions in the automated email Crowdcast sends to you.

If you have any questions about registering for this event, please contact the event coordinators at uclabioanthrodei@gmail.com. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

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The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD.

The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD. entitled, Life history trade-offs in reproduction and cancer.

 

Abstract: Life history theory is a powerful approach to study human health and disease. However, there has been little work in applications of life history theory in cancer biology. Here I will discuss how cancer is fundamentally characterized by life history trade-offs. Using a newly curated comparative oncology dataset across a wide range of mammals, I show why some mammals may be more vulnerable to cancer than others. I suggest some of this cancer vulnerability is due to life history trade-offs in reproductive output and discuss how insights into life history and cancer can be useful for human health and disease.

 

Time and Date: Thursday February 25, 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST

Location: Zoom

 

The web address to sign up for the talk is: OCEAN SPEAKER SERIES – The Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary ANalysis (mystrikingly.com)