Portland State University

Volume 8, No. 3 | February 2013

Darwin in Space: How Multigenerational Missions could Shape Human Evolution

PSU anthropologist Cameron Smith recently published an article in Scientific American magazine about how multigenerational space exploration missions and colonization might change the human genome and shape human evolution. Read the full story here.
Image credit: Tavis Coburn



PhD Student Uses Social Media Outreach to Fund Butterfly Research Project

Amy Truitt is excited about butterflies, and now, thanks to a social media crowdfunding experiment, Amy is taking a trip to Costa Rica to conduct her PhD research on the world's dwindling species of butterflies. Read Amy's story here.



The Inaugural CLAS Dean's Classroom to Community Lecture featuring Cheryl Strayed

On February 25, CLAS is thrilled to welcome Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild, as the guest speaker for the inaugural CLAS Dean's Classroom to Community Lecture. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, all available seats have been reserved; however, a limited number of additional seats will be made available through the PSU Box Office beginning Monday, February 11 at 9am.

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