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Woods Lectures

J. James Woods Lecture Series

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.

The 2021–2022 Season is announced! See our entire 2021–2022 Woods Series Schedule.

Featured Speaker

Tanya Smith

Tanya SmithThe Tales Teeth Tell

Monday, March 21, 2022, 7:30 PM
Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Professor Smith explores the evolution and development of human dentition. Her research has helped to identify of the origins of a fundamental human adaptation: the costly yet advantageous shift from a “live fast and die young” strategy to the “live slow and grow old” tactic that has helped to make us one of the most successful mammals on the planet.

 

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All Woods Lectures are free and open to the public—no tickets required.