February 8, 2021
Helen Siu is executive producer of an 83 min documentary film Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, premiered by Kino Lorber on July 1, 2020. Siu raised the funds internationally, researched and worked with NY-based director/producer Sue Williams. It features the artistic career and activism of Cantopop... Read more
February 2, 2021
In a recent paper published in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington, the National University of Quilmes in Argentina and Yale University report that sleep cycles in people oscillate during the 29.5-day lunar cycle: In the days leading up to a full moon, people go to sleep... Read more
December 29, 2020
A perspective on the contribution of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of human history in the Pacific. Read more here: Human Migrations: Tales of the Pacific.
November 9, 2020
The John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences (AAAS) honors outstanding behavioral scientists from around the world. The lecture was endowed by the John P. McGovern Foundation to enable scholars to learn and explore the accomplishments and challenges of the behavioral sciences. Dr.... Read more
November 4, 2020
A recent study of fossils excavated from Egg Mountain Montana pushes back the origin of social behavior among mammals to the Cretaceous Period. The fossils date to the Late Campanian (ca. 75.5 mya) and represent the most complete and well-preserved mammal specimens known from North America for this... Read more
November 2, 2020
In a recent Viewpoint in The Lancet, medical anthropology MD/PhD candidate Jessica Cerdeña and her co-authors propose race-conscious medicine as an alternative to race-based medicine to mitigate health inequities. Race-based medicine involves the flawed use of race as an essential, biological... Read more
October 2, 2020
Congratulations to Meredith McLaughlin, a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology, who has accepted a 4-year Research Fellowship with Homerton College, University of Cambridge and THIS Institute, Cambridge, U.K . She is completing a PhD thesis entitled ‘Moral Claims: Ethics and the Pursuit of... Read more