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2018 David W. McCurdy Distinguished Lecture Series

Thursday, March 1, 4:45pm
Lecture by Erin Vogel, PhD, Rutgers University
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center, Macalester College.
Reception following in Weyerhaeuser Board Room. Free and open to the public.

About Erin Vogel

Dr. Erin Vogel’s research covers a broad array of topics about how primates are able to acquire food for survival. As a primate dietary ecologist, she’s interested in food acquisition and diet selection in non-human primates. In particular, she studies how primates have adapted to maximize energy intake in the face of variable environments by examining the behavior, morphology, and physiology of study animals within an ecological context.

About David W. McCurdy

Established to honor Professor Emeritus David W. McCurdy, who founded Macalester’s Anthropology Department in 1976, this annual lecture brings to campus leading scholars in all areas of anthropology. McCurdy is the author of numerous textbooks for teaching both cultural anthropology as well as anthropological methods, including the widely used Conformity and Conflict, now in its 15th edition. He is a renowned teacher and was made the subject of an article in 1977 by Change Magazine for innovative teaching in anthropology. He was the recipient of the Macalester Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995, and in 1997, he received the first teaching award given by the American Anthropological Association.  Slide show history of Professor Emeritus Davis W. McCurdy from the 2016 event

2016 event:  Lecture by Professor Emeritus Jack Weatherford, with opening remarks by Professor Emeritus David W. McCurdy, and introductions by Professor and chair Olga Gonzalez, Video of 2016 event with remarks by Professor Emeritus David McCurdy and lecture by Professor Emeritus Jack Weatherford

2017 event:  Lecture by Dr. Marisol de la Cadena, author of Earth Beings, with introductions by Professor and chair Olga Gonzalez and Macalester anthropology major Andrea Kvietok ’18, Video of 2017 event with Marisol de la Cadena