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FAU Frontiers in Science Lecture Series Presents ‘Can Apes Ape? Understanding Human Evolution’

            BOCA RATON, FL (January 12, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science presents “Can Apes Ape? Understanding Human Evolution” as the next public lecture of the Spring 2007 Frontiers in Science program.  The lecture, provided by Dr. David Bjorklund, professor of psychology in FAU’s College of Science, will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 126 in the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science Center, Boca Raton campus. 

            Bjorklund’s talk will center on his research in the areas of cognitive development and evolutionary developmental psychology, which includes the development of deferred imitation in juvenile chimpanzees and orangutans, and the role of human-rearing on the cognitive development of great apes.

            This lecture is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, supported by FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship.

            For more information, contact Patsy Jones at 561-297-1307 or


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