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Bonobos Share With Strangers Before Acquaintances
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

You're standing in line somewhere and you decide to open a pack of gum. Do you share a piece with the coworker standing to one side of you, or with the stranger on the other? Most humans would choose the person they know first, if they shared at all. But bonobos, those notoriously frisky... Read full article »
Brian Hare on Sanctuaries, Service and Psychological Games
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare gives you the sense that if anyone is going to discover what it is that makes humans different, it will be this guy. He easily draws you into a thought-provoking conversation about how humans think, process emotions, and engage in problem-solving and reasoning... Read full article »
Jenny Tung: Ready to Test Stress
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jenny Tung's favorite spot on campus is Duke Gardens. It's quiet, tranquil -- a perfect place to get rid of stress. Though Tung studies stress and other behaviors and their affects on health, she said she is not sure how well her research influences her own behavior.In the summer of 2012, Tung, 30... Read full article »
Lauren Gonzales (PhD candidate) – La Costa, Patagonia, Argentina
Lauren Gonzales (PhD candidate) – La Costa, Patagonia, Argentina
Monday, June 25, 2012

PhD candidate Lauren Gonzales (in pink windbreaker) works with colleagues to sort fossils from the La Costa locality in Patagonia, Argentina. Gonzales studies the role of evolution in sensory anatomy in the major adaptive radiations of primates. Her fieldwork in Argentina is focused on improving... Read full article »
Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) – Beza-Mahafaly, Madagascar
Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) – Beza-Mahafaly, Madagascar
Monday, June 25, 2012

Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) tries to locate a radio-collared mouse lemur in the Beza-Mahafaly Reserve of Madagascar, as part of the undergraduate research she conducted before coming to Duke.
Evan MacLean (PhD, 2012) – Lola Ya Bonobo, DRC
Evan MacLean (PhD, 2012) – Lola Ya Bonobo, DRC
Monday, June 25, 2012

Evan MacLean (PhD, 2012) spends some quality time with a couple of juvenile bonobos at Lola Ya Bonobo, Democratic Republic of Congo. As these bonobos get older, they will be integrated into a mixed age, mixed sex group and will be free to roam vast expanses of nearby forest on their own. MacLean... Read full article »
Senior Stories 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In the four years since the more than 1,600 members of the Class of 2012 arrived at Duke, they have been changed by their university experience in ways large and small.  Below are stories of nearly two dozen students who will graduate Sunday.  Some have discovered unexpected intellectual... Read full article »
Catherine Workman (PhD, 2010) – Equateur Province, DRC
Catherine Workman (PhD, 2010) – Equateur Province, DRC
Friday, June 25, 2010

Catherine Workman (PhD, 2010) (far right) stops for a photo with some friends in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although Workman’s doctoral research was conducted in Vietnam, she spent time in Africa helping reintroduce bonobos into the wild from a rescue and... Read full article »

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