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MEDIA ADVISORY: How Culture Drove Human Evolution to be Discussed at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center

November 9th, 2012

Story Contact: Timothy Wall, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: Joe Henrich, professor of psychology and economics at the University of British Columbia, will discuss his research into how the human species’ reliance on passing knowledge among generations has shaped our mental and physical abilities, social structures and internal organ size. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

The event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor Fund, McQuinn Endowment, College of Arts and Science, Florence G. Kline Endowment in Philosophy, Department of Psychological Sciences, Department of Anthropology and the Evolutionary Studies Group.

WHO: This event is free and open to the public

WHERE: Monsanto Auditorium, University of Missouri Bond Life Sciences Center

MU campus

WHEN: 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9

NOTE: A reception will follow the discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

A preview of the talk can be found at

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