The EvoS seminar series brings approximately ten distinguished speakers to campus every semester to share their work on all aspects of humanity and the natural world from an evolutionary perspective. The seminars are open to the entire campus community and the general public.
Each seminar is followed by a dinner and continuing discussion with the speaker, which is attended by EvoS participants, their guests, and members of the co-hosting department. The dinner/discussion is as lively and stimulating as the seminar itself.
A 2-credit course titled “Current Topics in Evolutionary Studies” (BIOL 451/680S) is based on the seminar series. It is offered every semester and is required twice to receive the EvoS Certificate. Students in the course read articles and write a commentary in addition to attending the seminar and discussion. This course is frequently rated among the students’ best intellectual experiences at BU.
In many respects, the seminar series is the hub of EvoS, both as an educational program and as a vehicle for interdisciplinary interaction.
Current Semester: Spring 2014
The seminar schedule and other events are also listed on the EvoS events calendar.
Last Semester: Fall 2013