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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 2015-2016 Season is announced! See our entire 2015-2016 Woods Series Schedule.

Alexandra HorowitzAlexandra Horowitz

Discovering What the Dog Knows

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

While dogs have accompanied humans for at least the last ten to fourteen thousand years, science has only recently turned their gaze to dogs. In this talk Alexandra Horowitz will review the highlights from the new field of "dog cognition", and discuss research from her lab -- into such topics as testing of emotional attributions we make to dogs, olfactory perception, and the elements of dog-human play.


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

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