• Carol Ward working in the field

    Join us in November

    for an engaging evening at the Harmonie Club in New York City

Unearthing our origins

An evening with Carol Ward PhD
with closing remarks by Donald C. Johanson PhD

You are invited to join the Institute of Human Origins (IHO) Research Council, Director William Kimbel, and Founding Director Donald Johanson for a lively and engaging evening at The Harmonie Club in New York City.

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Carol Ward PhD

Cocktails and conversation will be followed by the evening’s feature presentation by Carol Ward PhD. Ward is the Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri.

The dry, seemingly empty deserts of Kenya have yielded some of the most important fossil treasures of human ancestry. Paleoanthropologist Carol Ward co-leads an international team of scientists to remote areas around the shores of Lake Turkana to search for fossil evidence of human ancestors who lived four to three million years ago—a period of significant evolutionary change in the lineage that gave rise to Lucy. Ward’s team has recovered exciting new fossils that contribute to a rich and often surprising portrait of our early ancestors.

Join us for an engaging narrative of exploration, discovery, and field work in the Kenyan desert that is reshaping our understanding of the origin and early evolution of the human lineage.

Donald Johanson will close the evening with a fascinating brief review of the progress of human origins research since Lucy.

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Friday, November 8, 2019
5:30 to 8:30 pm
The Harmonie Club, NYC

Tickets are $200 per person
to benefit IHO research, operations, and scholarship programs

AMNH Docents contact Julie Russ directly for ticket purchases. For more information or to RSVP directly, contact Julie Russ at 480.727.6571 or jruss@asu.edu.

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Purchase tickets by November 1, 2019

*The cost of your ticket may be considered a charitable contribution. All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a separate nonprofit organization that exists to support ASU. Due to the value of benefits provided, only payments in excess of fair market value (FMV) of $100 may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.

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