Learning about human parenting from gorilla fathers

International Researchers Announce New Rwandan Student Study Abroad at University of Arizona Homecoming Lecture

TUCSON, AZ (Oct. 14, 2010) -- Internationally respected gorilla researchers Dr. Dieter and Netzin Steklis will present their latest findings on how studying these primates expand our understanding of human parenting during the University of Arizona’s Homecoming Week. At the presentation, they will provide details about a new, student study abroad in Rwanda, Africa, through the Norton School and Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families.

At “Gorilla in Our Midst: What Titus Can Teach Us About Fatherhood,” the husband and wife research team will detail their lifetime of work following great ape families to learn about primate parenting as a way to gain greater understanding of human father-child relationships. The presentation will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the McClelland Park Room 105.

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Released date: 
Oct 28 2010