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The Primate Genomics Initiative: The Primate Genomics Initiative (PGI) is a newly funded initiative in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology. The goal of the PGI is to facilitate collaborative evolutionary genomics research projects between Duke researchers using nonhuman and human primate models across diverse fields by combining research, [more...]

Graduates: Congratulations to the Recent Evolutionary Anthropology Ph.D. Graduates: Jonathan Perry, Adam Hartstone-Rose, Meredith Bastian, and Nancy Barrickman. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

You can find our Recent Graduates at....: Jonathan Perry, Instructor of Research Anatomy, Stony Brook University, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook, NY. Adam Hartstone-Rose, Assistant Professor of Biology, [more...]

Leaving to Las Vegas: Congratulations to former BAA grad student and current Research Associate Dr. Todd Yokley. Todd will be joining the faculty at Touro University, Nevada as an Assistant Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, [more...]

Brain size and dimorphism in Aegyptopithecus: In a study published in the May 14 issue of PNAS, BAA's Dr. Elwyn Simons and colleagues including former BAA-er Erik Seiffert revealed surprising new results regarding brain size and sexual dimorphism in Aegyptopithecus zeuxis. [more...]

Schmitt Gets A Golden Apple: Congratulations to BAA's Dr. Daniel Schmitt, winner of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Basic Science Instruction. Dr. Schmitt, judged by Duke Med School students to be original, [more...]

Bodies...The Exhibition is Coming to Durham: The exhibition that has everybody talking about anatomy and the human body - Bodies...The Exhibition - is coming to Durham. The exhibit displays over 200 whole bodies and organs that have been meticulously dissected and artistically preserved. [more...]

Grad Student Awards: Congratulations go to BAA graduate students Randy Ford and Jonathan Perry who were both awarded Bass Advanced Instructorships for the 2007-2008 school year. [more...]

Primate Anatomy - 3rd Edition: BAA is proud to announce the publication of the 3rd edition of Primate Anatomy: An Introduction (Elsevier, an Imprint of Academic Press, January 2007) by our own Friderun Ankel-Simons. [more...]

Simons elected Fellow in AAAS: Dr. Elwyn Simons, James B. Duke Professor of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and head of the Division of Fossil Primates, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. [more...]

Brain size and nutrition in orangutans: In a study published in this month's issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, BAA professor Andrea Taylor and colleague Carel van Schaik (chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zurich and adjunct professor of BAA at Duke) document a relationship between nutritional resources and brain size in orangutans from the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Sumatra.  Based on a comparative analysis of crania, [more...]

BAA on the move!: For the first time since its inception in 1988, the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy will be housed in a single building on Duke's west campus. [more...]

"Food for Thought" wins CIT grant: Dr. Ken Glander has received a $5,000 New Course Design Grant from the Center for Instructional Technology for his new course, "Food for Thought" (BAA 120). [more...]

Welcome Dr. Joanna Lambert!: Dr. Joanna Lambert will temporarily join the BAA faculty as a Visiting Associate Professor for the 2006/2007 academic year. Dr. Lambert is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Zoology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. [more...]

Dr. Rich Kay to lead NSF Physical Anthropology Program.: Starting in September, Dr. Richard Kay will serve as the Program Director of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Physical Anthropology Program. The Program is a part of the Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences Division of the Social, [more...]

Brian Hare to join BAA faculty in 2007: Dr. Brian Hare, currently the Director of the Hominoid Psychology Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany), [more...]

Dr. Rob Deaner headed to Grand Valley State Univ.: Rob Deaner who received his PhD from Duke's Biological Anthropology and Anatomy Department has been chosen to fill an opening at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, [more...]

Hanna and Yokley receive PhD's from BAA in 2006: Congratulations to Todd Yokley and Jandy Hanna on successfully defending their PhD theses. Jandy's doctoral dissertation was on "Climbing Energetics in Primates: [more...]

Duke researchers name two new species of fossil primates: Former BAA graduate student Erik Seiffert, working with Duke paleoanthropologists Elwyn Simons and Prithijit Chatrath, as well as other researchers, described two new speices of fossil primate [more...]


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