New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz Spring Schedule, 2011

State of EvoS New Paltz: Part One and Part Two
– Research Presentations on NSF-funded EvoS Projects from New Paltz Students
– Presentations on the SEVERAL new courses being added to the New Paltz curriculum to serve the EvoS program
– A summary of the grant activities funded by the National Science Foundation
– The future of EvoS New Paltz
– And More!

February 21st
Sex Differences in Hero Creation: A Sociobiological Analysis of Children’s Fantasy Literature by Victoria Ingalls, Ph.D. Marist College, Department of Biology

February 28th
Evolution and Women’s Health
Chris Reiber, Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, Department of Anthropology

March 7th: Part One, Part Two
AEPS – Inaugural meeting of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society – featuring NYU’s Jerome Wakefield, Nando Pelusi, Nick Armenti, and a rebuttal from Jonathan Raskin.

March 14th
The Demise of the Dinosaurs: A Biotic Crisis or a Biotic Revenge?*
Gordon Gallup, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, Department of Psychology

March 28th
Exploiting Evolution at the Molecular Level
Jeff Reinking, Ph.D., State University of New York at New Paltz, Department of Biology
5:30-6:30
LC 102

April 4th
SEEKING and PLAYING: Affective Infrastructures and the Evolutionary Function of Sport*
Leslie Heywood, Ph.D., State Univeristy of New York at Binghamton, Department of English
5:30-6:30
LC 102

April 11th
How Natural Selection Produced Humans- How Humans Produce Knowledge*
Paul Bingham, Ph.D., State Univeristy of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
5:30-6:30
LC 102

April 25th
Eels, and Naming Nature
James Prosek
Author of Eels An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish; Bird, Butterfly, Eel; and The Day My Mother Left.
5:30-6:30
LC 102

SUNY New Paltz Spring Schedule, 2010

Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History, Paleontology
Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

Margaret Ronsheim, Ph.D, Vassar College, Department of Biology Directory of Environment Studies:
Mutualists, Pathogens, and the Evolution of Sex in Wild Garlic

Lee Alan Dugatkin, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Department of Biology
Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: when Natural History and History Collide


David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D. Binghamton University
The International Evolutionary Studies Consortium and the Evolution Institute
A special session of the 4th Annual NEEPS conference

Marlene Zuk, Ph.D. University of California, Department of Biology
Sex and the Scala Naturae, Introductory Remarks of the 4th Annual NEEPS Conference

Richard Wrangham, Ph.D. Harvard University, Department of Anthropology
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Alexi Savchenko, Ph.D. University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Banting and Best Dept. of Medical Research
Molecular aspects of co-evolution of bacteria and their eukaryotic hosts-gentle diplomacy of trojan war tactics

Frances A. Champagne, Ph.D. Columbia University, Department of Psychology
Nurturing Nature: Epigentics and the Transmission of Behavior Across Generations

Carl Brett, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, Department of Geology
Stability and Crisis in Devonian Seas: Evolutionary Paleoecology and Coordinated Stasis

SUNY New Paltz Spring Schedule, 2009

Gordon Gallup, Department of Psychology, SUNY Albany
“The Evolutionary Biology of Physical Attraction”

David Schmitt, Department of Psychology, Bradley University and Director of the International Sexuality Description Project
“Darwin’s Legacy in the Behavioral Sciences: Human Mating Research in the 21st Century” (Darwin Day Speaker)

Warren Allmon, Department of Geology, Cornell University and Director of The Museum of the Earth
“What Did Darwin Do?”

David Livingstone Smith, Department of Philosophy, University of New England and Director of the New England Institute
“The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origin of War”

Justin Garcia, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University
“Intimacy, Infidelity, and the Individual”

Maryanne Fisher, Department of Psychology, St. Mary’s University
“How Women Compete for Mates”

Alexei Savchenko, Department of Biology, University of Toronto
“Hooray! The Genome Project is Complete! What Happens Next?”

Ben Normark, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts
“Phylogeny and Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems in Armored Scale Insects”

Aaron Haselton, Department of Biology, SUNY New Paltz
“Diet, Sex, and Aging for Supermodels (supermodel organisms, that is)”

Gordon Gallup, Department of Psychology, SUNY Albany
“The Evolutionary Biology of Physical Attraction”

David Schmitt, Department of Psychology, Bradley University and Director of the International Sexuality Description Project
“Darwin’s Legacy in the Behavioral Sciences: Human Mating Research in the 21st Century” (Darwin Day Speaker)

Warren Allmon, Department of Geology, Cornell University and Director of The Museum of the Earth
“What Did Darwin Do?”

David Livingstone Smith, Department of Philosophy, University of New England and Director of the New England Institute
“The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origin of War”

Justin Garcia, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University
“Intimacy, Infidelity, and the Individual”

Maryanne Fisher, Department of Psychology, St. Mary’s University
“How Women Compete for Mates”

Alexei Savchenko, Department of Biology, University of Toronto
“Hooray! The Genome Project is Complete! What Happens Next?”


Ben Normark, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts
“Phylogeny and Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems in Armored Scale Insects”

Aaron Haselton, Department of Biology, SUNY New Paltz
“Diet, Sex, and Aging for Supermodels (supermodel organisms, that is)”

SUNY New Paltz Spring Schedule, 2008

Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
“The Evolution of Behavioral Sex Differences in Humans: A Public Discussion”
“What Would Darwin Say?”

Rebecca Burch, Department of Psychology, SUNY Oswego
“How Seminal Fluid has Evolved to Affect Female Psychology and Physiology”

John Long, Department of Biology, Vassar College
“Biomimetic Evolutionary Analysis: Using Robots to Test Adaptation Hypotheses”

Anne Clark, Department of Biology, Binghamton University
“The Social Lives and Sometimes Hard Times of American Crows (Corvus Brachyrhynchos)”

Eugene Heath, Department of Philosophy, SUNY New Paltz
“Social Evolution Before Darwin”

Susan Hughes, Department of Psychology, Albright College
“Sex Differences in Romantic Kissing”

Scott Barry Kaufman, Department of Psychology, Yale University
“A Tale of Two Minds: Implications for Intelligence, Reasoning, and Creativity”