November 16, 2009

Campus Community Can Learn More about Ardi During Free Talk on Nov. 18

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Charles Darwin knew humans evolved, but it's possible even he couldn't have imagined finding a transitional form like the recently discovered Ardipithecus ramidus fossil (Ardi), which was discovered by Cleveland-area scientists.

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The Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) at Case Western Reserve invites the public to meet the scientists at a free lecture beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Museum of Natural History Paleoanthropologists Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Bruce Latimer, Scott W. Simpson and Linda Spurlock--all ISO researchers--analyzed this exciting new fossil hominid, which is considered by many to be the most important find since Lucy.

They will provide more details about their amazing discovery. For more information about the institute, go online , call 368-4257, or send an e-mail to origins@case.edu.

For more information contact Kevin Mayhood, 216.368.4442.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, November 16, 2009 01:44 PM | News Topics: Collaborations/Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences, Events, Faculty, Lectures/Speakers, Research, School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.