Krasnow Hosts Fall Seminar Series

Posted: September 5, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The schedule for the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study’s Fall Seminar Series has been set. The series commences on Monday, Sept. 11, with a talk by Krasnow’s own Robert Shumaker, who will discuss the Orang utan Language Project, which he is conducting with two apes from the National Zoo. Held in room 229 of the Krasnow building, the presentation begins at 4 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served before the talk at a 3:30 p.m. reception.

Later in the semester, the series features a talk by writer Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post (Sept. 25) and two world-famous neuroscientists: John Allman of the California Institute of Technology (Oct. 2) and Rudolfo Llinas of New York University (Oct. 16).

Toward the end of the semester, Krasnow researchers Giorgio Ascoli and Ann Butler hold seminars. Ascoli presents “The Algorithmic Beauty of Neurons” (Nov. 20) and Butler presents “How Complex Brains Evolve” (Dec. 4).

To see a complete listing of the seminars scheduled for Krasnow’s Fall Seminar Series, visit the institute’s website.

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