Lecture features Dr. Denise Su
Cleveland State University is celebrating the birthday of Charles Darwin on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with its fourth annual “Darwin Day” lecture. CSU’s Division of Anthropology will host a talk by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Dr. Denise Su on "Early Hominin Paleoecology and Implications for Human Evolution."
An expert in paleoecological reconstruction, Dr. Su will speak about her research on the environmental factors that shaped the trajectory of hominin evolution. This will include analysis of her fieldwork at Mio-Pliocene sites in Africa and China.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11:30 a.m. in Rhodes Tower, Room 947.
Dr. Su is both the director of partnerships and programs and curator of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Her research has been published in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Human Evolution and other specialty journals. Her findings have also been featured on various general science and news outlets, including Science Friday, The New York Times, CNN and the BBC.
Dr. Su holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.
The CSU Division of Anthropology first began celebrating Darwin Day in 2015. As part of the festivities, the division invites professional biological anthropologists to campus in order to talk about their research and the importance of evolutionary theory. Darwin Day talks also provide students with an opportunity to learn about careers in anthropology and related fields from a successful professional.