All posts tagged with Hawks sightings

Darwin Day in St. Louis

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Next Saturday, February 9, I will be in St. Louis speaking at the Darwin Day event at Washington University: “Institute for School Partnership: 2019 Darwin D...

Upcoming lecture: Michigan State University

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For readers and friends in the Lansing area, I’ll be giving a lecture at Michigan State University on Thursday, October 4.. The talk is in the International ...

Science blogs changing with the times?

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A short piece “On the evolution of the science blogosphere” by the Andy Extance of the ScienceSeeker team has some interesting notes on current statistics in...

Upcoming lecture: Emory University

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This is a short-notice update, but if you are in the Atlanta area, I’ll be giving a lecture Thursday afternoon, February 25 for the Center for Mind, Brain an...

First Peoples: Asia, and Australia

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First Peoples continues tonight on PBS, with two episodes that focus on the dispersal of modern humans into Asia and Australia.

Coming: ‘First Peoples’ on PBS

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This month, PBS in the United States will be premiering a new five-part series on the origins and spread of modern humans around the world, called First Peop...

Upcoming lecture at UW-La Crosse

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I’ll be appearing in La Crosse on Thursday evening to lecture at UW-La Crosse. The topic will be the origin of modern humans, with the event sponsored by the...

Behind the scenes of my MOOC

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The alumni magazine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has done a great article about my recent massive open online course (MOOC), written by the science...

Photo: Brain bronc

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I’ve been out of the country for three weeks! What have I been up to?

Rising Star Workshop underway

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A number of readers have written to ask about my two-week-long blogging hiatus. I am in Johannesburg working in the new fossil vault with the Rising Star Wor...

Upcoming lecture at Rice University

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Next Monday I’ll be delivering the 2014 Kalb Lecture for the Department of History at Rice University. The lecture will review the ways that genetics is addi...

Johannesburg update

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I imagine my static website for the past three weeks left many people wondering if the Science Cafe led to my untimely demise. “Who Sciences Harder” indeed!

Science Cafe, Tuesday February 4

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I’ll be participating in a fun science outreach event this Tuesday, the Science Cafe at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery:

Setting a course for the Rising Star

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I will be flying to South Africa on Friday to take (an exceedingly small) part in a unique excavation just getting started in the Cradle of Humankind World H...

Photo: Amud Cave in the rain

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I hiked to Amud Cave today with Clive Finlayson. It’s a short hike on a well-marked trail, up the Wadi Amud. The word means “pillar”, and you can see the dra...

Photo: Venus and Mount Carmel

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Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the official event recognizing the creation of the “Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel” UNESCO World Heritage S...

Photo: Qesem Cave

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I’m writing from Israel this week, where I am visiting a number of archaeological sites. Yesterday Avi Gopher and Ran Barkai generously gave me a tour of Qes...

Upcoming events: Wisconsin Science Festival

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I’ve had a very busy and interesting week at the European Society for Human Evolution meetings, and haven’t had a chance to update, and I’m on my way to Chic...

Photo: Venus and me

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I was in Willendorf, Austria, on Sunday getting a tour of the recent archaeological work there. It is the site where the classic “Venus of Willendorf” was fo...

Visit to Georgia

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I am visiting Tbilisi this week to examine the Dmanisi skeletal collection and to shoot some footage for my upcoming massive open online course (MOOC), “Huma...

Photos: Drimolen in morning

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This morning began early with a drive out to the Cradle of Humankind. Colin Menter and Andy Herries were really kind to allow us to visit their excavation at...

Photo: Dusk in the Cradle

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Action-packed day today as I did some filming with Matt Sponheimer and a great team of scientists doing some field ecology in the Cradle nature reserve. The ...

Photo: Swartkrans looking out

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I’m in South Africa this month doing some work, so I haven’t had time to post quite as often as usual. In the meantime, I will share a few photos as I go. Mo...

Neandertal night on PBS

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This Wednesday (May 15) is Neandertal night on PBS stations in the U.S., with two documentary programs covering the last few years of science about these anc...

"Decoding Neanderthals" to be broadcast

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NOVA on American PBS stations has produced a new documentary about Neandertals: “Decoding Neanderthals”. They have just announced that it will be broadcast J...

AAA Meetings watch

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I will be at the American Anthropological Association meetings in San Francisco for the rest of the week. If you’re an anthropologist, I hope to see you ther...

Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder

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I’ll be flying out to Colorado next week for a lecture in Boulder. The lecture is Friday, October 12, at 4:00 pm, in Hale Science 270. I’ll be excited to see...

Photo: Vanguard Cave

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From last week’s trip to Gibraltar, here’s a view from the inside of Vanguard Cave, looking out across the Mediterranean to the east:

Gibraltar

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I’ve arrived in Gibraltar and am settling down after a fairly long travel. Here’s the view to the west toward the Strait.

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Grover Krantz at the museum

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Here’s another scene from the Smithsonian this weekend, this one of the mounted skeletons of the famous anthropologist Grover Krantz and his canine companion...

The ruby slippers

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I’m on the road this week in Washington, D.C. I’m participating in a workshop involving biology education in high school, at the National Museum of Natural H...

How I got into anthropology

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I was noodling around online and found a video interview from last year’s Darwin Day event here at UW. Regular readers won’t learn anything new in the first ...

Our plenary session gets coverage

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I don’t have much time to come up for air this week, it’s been an incredibly busy and exciting meeting so far. But I wanted to take a moment to pass along th...

Sex in the Stone Age

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I’ve just gotten word that the long-awaited Denisova documentary on the National Geographic Channel is running next Thursday night at 10:00 pm Eastern in the...

I won an award!

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The University today announced that I have won a big research award, the H. I. Romnes Fellowship “Romnes Fellowships awarded to 11 recently tenured faculty”....

Hawks lecture in Denver March 1

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I’ll be traveling to Denver next week to give a public lecture at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The lecture will be at 7:00 on Thursday, March 1. ...

My appointment as HHMI Fellow

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The University of Wisconsin has a news article out on my new position as HHMI Faculty Fellow: “Forest and Hawks named 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fa...

Seminar in Ann Arbor

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I will be in Ann Arbor next week visiting the University of Michigan. For those in the area, I’ll be giving a seminar next Wednesday, February 15.

Bordeaux

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I’m in Bordeaux for the rest of this week, taking part in the meetings of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris. The city is just as beautiful as I remember!

Upcoming appearance at AAA meetings

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I will be at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association for the rest of this week, which are being held in Montreal, Canada. I’m presenting in ...

Upcoming lecture in Madison

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I’m giving a public lecture this Thursday evening at the Wisconsin Historical Society, basically an overview of Denisova Cave in the context of the archaeolo...

Social texting

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My essay in Anthropologies (“What’s wrong with anthropology”) is cited by Monalisa Gharavi in a review for Social Text of David Graeber’s new book, Debt: The...

Quirks and Quarks, Denisova edition

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I was interviewed last month for the CBC radio broadcast, “Quirks and Quarks”. They have done a segment on the Denisova genome, with contributions from David...

"Changing humans in a changing environment"

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This Friday, October 14, I’ll be appearing in Anaheim, CA, at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference. I’m part of a symposium sponsored by t...

Ancient genomes giving up their secrets

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Last week, Nature ran a story by Ewen Callaway Callaway:Neandertal:2011 that hits the highlights of research on ancient genomes this year: “Ancient DNA revea...

My turn as a science fair judge in Italy

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Yesterday I had the distinctive experience as a judge of a scientific poster session, featuring the work of Italian high school students. The session was in ...

My Vatican visit

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Today I went to the Vatican Museum. I haven’t done all that many travel updates here, but I’m going to do more of them this summer because I have some intere...

Science Pub, day of creationism

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I had a wonderful afternoon Sunday at the Madison Science Pub. The featured guest was Ron Numbers, the historian of science at UW-Madison whose research has ...

Mapping non-me John Hawks

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The White Pages can do a map showing how many listings there are for any name in the states of the U.S. Here’s the map for “John Hawks”:

Madison Science Pub profiled

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Ron Seely of the Wisconsin State Journal has a nice story in today’s (Sunday) edition about the Madison Science Pub (“Science Pub organizer taps scientists f...

Darwin Day 2011 pictures

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Darwin Day was a huge success here in Madison. We had a crowd of several hundred people, including families doing our “Tree of Life” hands-on activities, and...

UW Darwin Day activities

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The rest of this week is Darwin Day here at the University of Wisconsin. I have a bunch of local readers, and I want to make sure the word is out about all ...

Neandertals in Milwaukee, May 4

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If you’re in the Milwaukee area and interested in paleoanthropology (which I’m sure you must be, if you’re reading this!), I will be giving a talk next Tues...

Hawks to Georgia

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This week I’m travelling to the University of Georgia to participate in the week of Darwin Day activities they have going there. It’s a great program, full o...

Naturalis lecture

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After yesterday’s post, I was forwarded a few pictures by the Naturalis photographer of the event Saturday:

My Leiden adventure

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I’ve just returned from a week in Leiden, the old university city of the Netherlands. I was a guest of the archaeology faculty, in particular Wil Roebroeks a...

Ardipithecus bloggingheads

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Today, Science Saturday on bloggingheads.tv is a conversation between Razib Khan and me. We had a fun conversation about Ardipithecus and the recent study of...

Ardi in SEED

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SEED magazine commissioned me to write an article about Ardipithecus. It’s general interest and doesn’t have stuff that my blog readers haven’t seen, but I d...

Science Pub

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Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure to be the entertainment at the first Madison Science Pub, sponsored by the Wisconsin Citizens for Science. Science Pub ...

Hawks in NY Times (briefly)

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Thanks to a reader for pointing out the mention of my work in this Natalie Angier article in the NY Times. It’s about variations in human hearing, and refere...

Busy….

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I’m busier than usual today, preparing for a talk tomorrow. If you’re free at noon and in the Social Science Building, it’s titled:

AAPA

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I’m at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings in Chicago this week. I’m only doing e-mail and blogging once a day. I’ve seen many old fri...

Big Sky

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Yes, I know my class is going on right now. The students are in good hands, learning about hobbit brains. Meanwhile…

Big Sky

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I’m in Big Sky, Montana the next couple of days. Here’s a shot:

Sharing your work with the world: a workshop

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I’m writing this post live from the Kaleidoscope program here at UW. My part of today’s program is a workshop on sharing your work with the world, using blog...

Chimpanzee power

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I have a little article in Slate today: “How Strong is a Chimpanzee?”

Biology and culture in recent selection

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This isn’t a long essay; just a pointer to a Nature feature by Erika Check Hayden where I make an appearance to represent the anthropological viewpoint on re...

Mailbag: Chance and recent selection

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Our work on recent selection was featured in Discover magazine this month. I’ll link to that later. In the meantime, I’ve been getting some thoughtful letter...

Upcoming appearances

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I will be giving two public lectures out of town later this week.

Darwin Day this Saturday at UW-Madison

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This Saturday, February 7, is Darwin Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The official site is online, including the full schedule of the day’s activi...