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TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University asks the question: Why are humans the way we are? We teach and engage in field and laboratory research focusing on genetics, anatomy, physiology, and behavior. We are responsible for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Human Evolutionary Biology.

In Memoriam


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We sadly report, with great regret, the death on September 23 of Irven DeVore (1934-2014).

Irv was a wonderful colleague, teacher and mentor, who inspired and nurtured many generations of students. He also played a critical role in helping to expand the field of biological anthropology at Harvard. Today's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology studies human evolution at all levels from the genomic to the cultural, and reflects Irv's eclectic intellectual interests, his openness to the new, and, above all, his charisma and eloquence.

Details about a memorial service will be forthcoming.


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