Women and/in Science: Evolution of Reproductive Social Behavior, November 13

Dr. Joan Roughgarden brings theoretical ecology and evolution to New College! Dr. Roughgarden will present “Evolution of Reproductive Social Behavior: Theories, Old and New” on November 13 at 3:30 pm in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion.  Dr. Roughgarden is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Geophysics at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1972.  Dr. Roughgarden received a BS in Biology and an AB in Philosophy from University of Rochester and an MS and PhD in Biology from Harvard. She has published 5 books, including Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People (2004) and The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness (2009) and over 120 articles.

Dr. Roughgarden’s visit is a part of a collaborative effort between the Gender Studies Program, Environmental Initiatives, the Marine Sciences Outreach Program and the New College Foundation to foreground Women in/and Science.

There will be a book signing at the conclusion of the lecture.

Please join Dr. Roughgarden for an informal coffee-hour discussion on Friday, November 13th, from 10:30-12:00 at the Four Winds Café.  Stop by before or after class to say hello!

For more information contact:

Tawnya Bissell
Gender Studies Program
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 487-4645

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