Alan Rogers is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah, and holds an adjunct appointment in the department of Biology. Rogers’ research is notable for its breadth. To economists, he is known for his work on the evolutionary forces that underlie impatience and the interest rate. To demographers, he is known for his work on the evolution of menopause. To students of cultural evolution, he is known for showing the strange ways in which cultural and genetic evolution interact. But he is probably best known for his contributions to evolutionary genetics. In that field, he has used genetic data to study the demographic changes that accompanied the origin of modern humans. His new book, “The Evidence for Evolution,” will be published next spring by the University of Chicago Press.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library (see map )
Free and open to the public