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Calling all Science-Minded Bloggers!

evostudies.org is launching a BIG initiative to get posts from all of our bloggers concerning a monthly question. The question for October is:

“From the selective breeding of plants to animal husbandry, conservation, and drug development, what do you consider to be the most prominent example of the practical application of evolutionary knowledge in human society?”

We are lucky to have a brilliant assemblage of minds here at the EvoS Consortium, and we are looking for blog writers and blog readers to open a dialogue concerning the relevance of evolutionary knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. The world looks forward to some intriguing communication among great thinkers of our age, as well as the inevitable shenanigans resulting from giving open ended questions to a group of scientists.



Welcome Aron Wiegand, visting researcher in evolutionary psychology at SUNY New Paltz, as the evostudies.org webmaster and senior editorial associate for the EvoS Journal! Aron comes with great experience such as a completed MSc in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Please join evostudies.org in welcoming Aron to the team!



6/20/2015 – SUNY New Paltz Institute in Evolutionary Studies for Science Educators and Others – 34 or 45 contact hours leading to 2 or 3 CEUs – July 20-24 – first-ever offering!

REGISTRATION LINK for NP EvoS Summer Institute

Official Website of the Institute is found Here

The Institute is designed as an effort to help current and future teachers master the breadth of content needed to effectively teach about evolution in a secondary-education curriculum. With the new “common core” standards, evolution and its many elements are now considered essential components of the science curriculum. We want to help our teachers be best prepared to effectively teach this material to the next generation of students.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, SUNY New Paltz’s Evolutionary Studies programs includes more than 10 PhD-level faculty who teach dozens of classes related to evolution across the curriculum. These faculty have published articles and books related to evolution that have earned national and international acclaim – and these faculty have a strong reputation on campus and beyond for focusing on cultivating student learning as a primary feature of their work.

REGISTRATION LINK for NP EvoS Summer Institute

7/13/2015Newest issue of the EvoS Illuminate is live! Who will be the first person, world-wide, to complete the newest EvoS-themed crossword puzzle??? Maybe you!

6/17/2015 – Michael Frederick of the Psychology Department at the University of Baltimore is named Editor-in-Chief of EvoS Journal! Dr. Frederick has a PhD in biopsychology from the University at Albany and has an extensive publication list examining morphological and behavioral adaptations across a variety of species. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Frederick to the important position!

6/8/2015 – Learn about our new 2015/2016 undergraduate editor team here.

5/14/2015 – EvoS Journal is pleased to announce that Binghamton’s EvoS Coordinator, Hadassah Head, will be joining our editorial team as Associate Editor – welcome, Hadassah!

5/14/2015 – EvoS Journal currently requesting applications for undergraduate editors. Applications are due May 31st. See full details on our Facebook page.

04/11/2015EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium is happy to announce a special issue in conjunction with the Northeastern Evolutionary Psycholoy Society (NEEPS) to highlight research presented at the NEEPS 9th Annual Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

EvoS Journal is interested in promoting the education of evolutionary theory across the many islands of the Ivory Archipelago. A special issue highlighting research on the evolutionary basis of human cognition and behavior presented at the NEEPS 2015 Conference fits well within this mission.

Parties interested in submitting a paper for publication should see the following link for details: http://evostudies.org/evos-journal/evos-journal-neeps-2015-special-issue/

12/20/2014 – EvoS is continuing to grow!  We are pleased to announce that Clark College of Vancouver, Washington, will be offering a new course, HUM 105, set to premiere in April, 2015.  Designed by the Humanities Department Head, Angela M. Lohr, this course is called “Evolution for Everyone.”  Angela says that, as a humanities instructor, she’ll be teaching the class as “evolution for non-scientists” to show students how evolutionary concepts and occurrences impact the way we express our humanity.  Angela, along with the rest of the EvoS community, is thrilled to have this course on the books at Clark College.  Any information or advice for “ProfessLohr” would be greatly appreciated as she prepares to teach this 100-level course to eager and interested students.  Please direct any correspondence to alohr@clark.edu.



6/10/2014 – EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, under new editorial team! This new team will include John Montgomery (Psychology at SUNY New Paltz; PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Cal Tech; Author of The Answer Model), Dustin Eirdosh (who’s currently directing the PEAR Lab (Positive Education Action-Research) at University of Toliara in Madagascar), along with Glenn Geher, co-founder of the EvoS Consortium (and director of EvoS at New Paltz). And our new editorial assistant will be Nicole Wedberg (MA student in Psychology at New Paltz).

Enormous thanks to Rosemarie Sokol-Chang (founding editor of EvoS Journal) and Dan Glass (recent co-editor of the journal) for their outstanding service to the field via their work with EvoS Journal. And big thanks to EvoS star Briana Tauber for her great work as editorial associate for the past several years! EvoS Journal has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles related to evolution and its position in higher education. EvoS Journal, formed via a grant from the National Science Foundation (with PIs being Glenn Geher and Jennifer Waldo of New Paltz and David Sloan Wilson of Binghamton), has been serving higher education on a global scale since 2009.

5/25/2014Volume 3, Issue 2 of The EvoS Illuminate: Newsletter of the EvoS Consortium is now available!  Be sure to check it out for article written by past and present EvoS students and faculty, as well as info about what’s happening in EvoS around the globe!

1/09/2014 – EvoS is pleased to announce the new release of a special issue of the EvoS Journal,dedicated to the 2012 Summit of the EvoS Consortium. Check out the full issue here: Volume 6, Issue 1

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What is the EvoS Consortium?

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium is designed to facilitate the development and implementation of Evolutionary Studies Programs at colleges and universities across the United States. An Evolutionary Studies Program introduces students from all majors to evolutionary theory early in their academic careers, emphasizes human-related subjects in addition to biological, promotes the continuation of evolutionary training throughout the undergraduate education, and promotes faculty training and collaborative research related to evolution.

The EvoS Consortium is a website that provides the tools and a community space for evolutionary training in institutions of higher education. The Consortium website (affiliated with EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium) is a space for both faculty and undergraduate members of Evolutionary Studies Programs, as well as those interested in starting a program.

A major goal of the Consortium is growth – we hope to expand the consortium such that EvoS programs replicate widely. As such, we openly welcome other institutions to join. Steps associated with starting an EvoS program and joining the Consortium are described in the pages included in the Membership tab at the top of the page.