Who Are You Calling Neanderthal?

August 19, 2010

Interested in learning about our human past while enjoying the vibrant Downtown Phoenix area? The Arizona Science Center is featuring faculty from Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change at their Sept. 17 Science Café.

Professor Anne Stone, a genetic anthropologist, and William H. Kimbel, Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment and director of the Institute of Human Origins in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present “Who Are You Calling Neanderthal? Tracing Our Ancestors.” The Science Café series, sponsored by ASU’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society, brings together members of the community and university scientists to discuss how science and technology can change the future. Stone and Kimbel will speak for 15-20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the public. Download Full Image

“Who Are You Calling Neanderthal? Tracing Our Ancestors” is 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 17. The lecture is free. For more information, visit www.azscience.org.


Update: Michael E. Smith will not be presenting "The Aztecs, the Mayas and the End of the World" at the center's Sept. 3 Adults' Night Out.  

Rebecca Howe

Communications Specialist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change


Cronkite School launches new online store

August 20, 2010

A new online store enables students, alumni, family and fans of the Cronkite School to wear their pride in the school on their sleeve – literally.

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Among the site’s offerings are T-shirts for men and women; drinkware and gifts; and bags for carrying golf clubs, laptops and books.

Welcome packages will be available so parents can purchase Cronkite necessities for their newly arriving students, and new graduate products will help them congratulate newly minted alumni.

Store architects expect offerings like Cronkite-branded Nike Dri-FIT shirts to be popular with the school’s 1,300 students and nearly 8,000 alumni as well as faculty, staff, parents, friends and school supporters.

“The Cronkite Store offers our alumni and students a way to show school pride when they’re off campus and even in the workplace,” said Kelli Solomkin, director of events and alumni relations. “For the first time, they can boast being part of the Cronkite School family with clothes and products.”

More items, including a section for luxury items, seasonal items and glassware, will be added soon, said Linda Davis, Cronkite’s design director who spearheaded the Cronkite Store project and designed the products.

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