May 16, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Emporium Wicker Park
Emporium Wicker Park, North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Renown Northwestern University molecular bioscientist Neil Kelleher, who stands 5’0” tall in his socks, and his good friend Luke Mircovic, 6’11”, a former power forward for the 2012 Northwestern Wildcats, will explore how proteins determine everything about us— from our height to our susceptibility to disease.  Read more…

March 12, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Theater Wit
Theater Wit, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Did you know there may be quantum calculators in your eyes? The bizarre properties of quantum mechanics are now helping neuroscientists more precisely understand how brains and other living things work. Read more…

February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…

November 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Row Cinema, Columbia College - Chicago
Film Row Cinema, South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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This event is a screening of the award-winning documentary Rise of the Warrior Apes, featuring a question and answer session with collaborating scientist Dr. John Mitani.

“Filmed over 23 years, Rise of the Warrior Apes tells the epic story of an extraordinary troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Uganda – featuring four mighty warriors who rule through moral ambiguity, questionable politics, strategic alliances, and destroyed trust. Read more…

November 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Café Brauer, Lincoln Park Zoo
Cafe Brauer, North Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Chimpanzees and their sister species, the bonobo, are humankind’s closest living relatives. Because of this close evolutionary relationship, chimpanzees provide a model system to evaluate claims about human uniqueness. Read more…

May 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 S State St, Chicago, IL, USA

The Leakey Foundation, Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Chicago Public Library present

 The Origins of the Genus Homo

When did our ancestors look the way we expect the earliest members of our genus to have looked? Read more…