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Nature of Things 2013: The Science of Being Human
In Nature of Things 2013: The Science of Being Human we explore a topic that probes profound questions and elicits endless fascination – what makes us human? Join us for the Museum's signature lecture series to investigate the latest scientific research on what is unique to humanity, how we became human, and what we share with other living creatures.
Over the course of four lectures, we’ll hear from a renowned neuroscientist studying how our brains construct reality, a member of a paleoanthropology dynasty piecing together the puzzle of human origins, a microbiologist developing a startling new picture of our intimate relationship with microbes, and an evolutionary anthropologist who looks to animals to find out how we became human.
Nature of Things Lecture Series has concluded for 2013. Thank you for your participation!
Click Here for YouTube Video of Dr. June Round (introduction, lecture and discussion)
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Nature of Things Founding Underwriter: R. Harold Burton Foundation
Presenting Partner: JPMorgan Chase
Gold Sponsor: Rio Tinto | Kennecott Utah Copper
Silver Sponsor: Clark Foundation
Bronze Sponsor: Myriad Genetics
Media Partner: KCPW -- All lectures broadcasted live at KCPW 88.3FM
In-Kind Sponsors: Liberty Heights Fresh, Pinon Market & Cafe
Additional support from Kingsbury Hall, The City Library and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund