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06.05.13

Gordon P. Getty: Celebrating 40 Years of Service on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
In April we celebrated 45 years of funding science. 40 of those years have been graced with the leadership and generous philanthropy of Mr. Gordon P. Getty. To honor this milestone, the Foundation created the Gordon P. Getty Grant. We also celebrated with six events, in four days, held in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA. On Thursday, April 25th, the events were kicked off by a lecture titled The NeuroEconomicsmore »
06.05.13

Scientists discover oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes

Education
ATHENS, Ohio (May 15, 2013) — Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature today led by Ohio University scientists. The team’s findings document the oldest fossils of two major groups of primates: the group that today includes apes and humans (hominoids), and the group that includes Oldmore »
05.03.13

The Last Taboo

Being Human
What drives a man to work toward the position of CEO or run for political office? You’d be forgiven if you said it might have something to do with the pursuit of power...
04.03.13

45 Years of Funding Human Origins Science

The Leakey Foundation
This month marks the 45th anniversary of the first board meeting of the L. S. B. Leakey Foundation for Research Related to Man’s Origins. The date was April 8, 1968 and one of the first orders of business was to procure a $12,000 loan. The board meeting minutes state that this money was to be used to fund a “survey and study of the objectives and procedural methods for raising funds by the Foundation.” Thismore »