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Rise of the Warrior Apes: Film screening

with Kevin Langergraber Thursday, February 15, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Marsten Exploration Theater, ISTB4
Tempe Campus
Price: FREE

This film won the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Award for Best Animal Behavior Film, besting “Planet Earth” films in this category.

Five skeletons of various pre-modern human species

The Pensive primate: The emergence of modern human cognition

with Ian Tattersall Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4
Tempe Campus
Price: FREE

Refreshments will be served at 6pm, and the lecture begins at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

a chimpanzee in Gombe National Park, Tanzania

The Ape Within: Wild Chimpanzees and the Origins of Humanity

with Ian Gilby, PhD Friday, November 10, 2017 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Metropolitan Club, NYC
Price: $200 per person

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

High resolution scan on Lucy's hand on a blue background

IHO Symposium: Evolutionary Foundations of Human Uniqueness

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Tempe Center for the Arts
Price: FREE

In 2014, the ASU Institute of Human Origins received a $4.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. This public symposium will present the results of 11 different research projects that attempt to interweave some answers into how we became human.

Former ASU President Lattie Coor, IHO Founding Director Donald Johanson, Former CLAS Dean Gary Krahenbuhl, and IHO Director William Kimbel

IHO 20@ASU Celebration Event

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Old Main
Tempe Campus
Price: $250 per person

In 1997, then ASU President Lattie Coor invited IHO to make their home at ASU—and the rest is history! Past and present friends, faculty, and students will gather on Friday evening, April 7, 2017, to celebrate the past, savor the present, and join IHO in exploring its future!