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The Program in Human Biology Celebrates 50 Years

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Below you can explore just some of what makes Human Biology truly special. From our virtual series of online panel discussions and presentations to our commemorative 50th history book or interactive timeline of program leadership, we hope you enjoy reflecting on the beauty that is HumBio. 

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50th Reunion Celebration Talks

Thank you to all who joined us for our in-person 50th reunion celebration on October 22!

For those who were unable to join, you can now watch the opening remarks and keynote speakers' talks.

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50th History Book

Continuing from the program's 30th history book, read about the new generation of individuals who have worked to grow and sustain the program and the major changes of the major over the last 20 years. 

Read the history book.

Celebrating 50 Years of the HumBio Core

A brief look back at the early days of the Human Biology Core featuring some of HumBio's early founders and faculty - Al Hastorf, Don Kennedy, Shirley Feldman, Craig Heller, and Bill Durham.

The HumBio Core: 02/18 Event Highlights

A highlights reel of our event, Core Strength: Vision & Change in the HumBio Core. Learn about the current state of the Core, including how important current themes are being incorporated. 

FOOD: 04/29 Event Highlights

A recording of Food: At the Intersection of Health, Society & the Environment. Listen to different perspectives from the HumBio community as they discuss food in relation to food security, human health, and environmental sustainability.

Leading Communities Forward 07/22

A recording of Leading Communities Forward: Sharing Ideas for Meeting this Moment. Three extraordinary alumni discuss leadership and resilience in the face of adversity this last year and a half and their visions for the future.

Great Mysteries of Galápagos 05/27

A recording of Keys to the Great Mysteries of  Galápagos: An Illustrated Talk with Professor Bill Durham. Listen to Bill's fresh take on some of the classic "mysteries" of the islands and the questions that Darwin left unanswered.

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50 Years Strong: Alumni Memories

Take a trip down memory lane and reflect on your HumBio experience while flipping through a collection of submitted memories and photographs from fellow HumBio alumni.

Read it now here.

Timeline of HumBio's Leadership and Growth Over the Years