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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Lunch Program
Inclusiveness Panel and Workshop #1
7C Committee on Inclusive Excellence

The 7C Committee on Inclusive Excellence will hold the first of two workshops covering topics addressing diversity in the workplace. The workshop will offer attendees practical tools on inclusive practices. This session will be structured for staff without supervisory responsibilities.

The 7C Committee on Inclusive Excellence is a project-driven committee that seeks to engage the Claremont Colleges and the Consortium on topics of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The committee provides space for its members to share work being done around these issues and to strategize effective methods of advocacy and support for underserved populations. Convened as the Diversity Practitioners Committee in 2015, the name changed to the Committee on Inclusive Excellence to better describe the group’s goals and aspirations around its work, and the conversations it aims to encourage on the campuses across the 7Cs and CUC.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Evening Program
How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog
Lee Alan Dugatkin

Imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades…. Lee Alan Dugatkin will recount such a tale: In the depths of Siberia, Soviet scientists jump-started the effort to evolve foxes into dogs to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs and to witness, in real time, the process of domestication.

Lee Alan Dugatkin, professor and University Scholar in the department of biology at the University of Louisville, will tell a story of adventure, science, politics, and love that has propelled scientists isolated in Siberia to tame foxes and will take us inside this path-breaking experiment amid the brutal winters of Siberia to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today.

Dugatkin has written several popular books, including How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog (co-authored with Lyudmila Trut) (2017), Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose (2009), and The Altruism Equation (2006). He has also authored many technical books, text books, and other scholarly articles.

Dugatkin’s main areas of research interest are the evolution of social behavior and the history of science.

View Video: YouTube with Lee Alan Dugatkin

Food for Thought: Podcast with Lee Alan Dugatkin