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Author talk with Marlene Zuk

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marlene Zuk

Marlene Zuk

Is our behavior dictated by nature or shaped by nurture? It’s an old question that’s been the source of endless debate. It’s complicated.

About this event

In Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk, illuminates how all of our attributes, behavior or not, are shaped by both genes and the environment in both humans and animals. Zuk invites us to see and celebrate entanglement, complexity, and our connection to other animals, from tiny insects to great apes.

Holly Menninger, Director of Public Engagement and Science Learning at the Bell Museum, will lead a Q&A with Zuk after a brief author talk. Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences and the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Event details

What: Author talk, Q&A, and book signing with Marlene Zuk
When: Oct. 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Open Book: 1011 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415

About Dr. Marlene Zuk

Dr. Marlene Zuk is an award-winning researcher and author of a handful of popular science books. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a University of Minnesota Regents Professor. Zuk is also a member of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Board of Directors.

Check out Marlene Zuk’s TED Talk based on her previous book Sex on Six Legs.


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1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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