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JD Pampush on the enduring puzzle of the human chin
The Atlantic
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Professor Gosselin-Ildari recognized for teaching excellence
Friday, February 5, 2016

Professor Ashley Gosselin-Ildari, Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, was recognized by Dean Lee Baker for earning student course evaluations that fell among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors of small and medium classes at Duke University. Dean Baker praised Dr.... Read full article »
Sharing the bones
Duke Magazine
Monday, February 1, 2016

Togetherness Relieves Stress in Prairie Voles
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Many people feel anxious in crowds. But not so for prairie voles. When these mouse-like creatures live in close quarters, they are less stressed out, researchers report in the January issue of the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology. The study is part of a larger field of... Read full article »
Gregarious Chimps Harbor Richer Gut Microbiomes
Friday, January 15, 2016

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit “good” microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut microbiomes in chimpanzees.Researchers monitored changes in the gut microbes and social behavior of... Read full article »
Humans Evolved for Better Sleep In Less Time
Monday, December 14, 2015

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient.Researchers from Duke University scoured the scientific literature and compiled a database of slumber patterns across... Read full article »
Vanessa Woods: How smart is Fido?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Memorial Service for Former Trinity Dean Ernestine Friedl Set for Oct. 23
Sunday, October 18, 2015

[Updated] The memorial service for Ernestine Friedl, an internationally known anthropologist and first female dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Baldwin Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Friedl Building, the East Campus... Read full article »
Julie Rushmore (BAA alum) featured in Discover Magazine
Discover Magazine
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Biological Anthropology and Anatomy alum, Julie Rushmore, is currently working with chimpanzees in Uganda. Her work was recently featured in Discover Magazine.