CWUNewsNews Funkhouser: SOURCE 2017, 23 May 2017 09:58:34<p>Congratulations to Jake Funkhouser for his Outstanding Oral Presentation at SOURCE 2017, which was titled "Social Structure and Dominance Hierarchy Analyses at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest". Jake's faculty mentor is Dr. Jessica Mayhew.</p>Austin Leeds: AJP article, 23 May 2017 09:54:24<p>Austin Leeds, a former Primate Behavior graduate student, now has a published article in the latest version of American Journal of Primatology titled "Evaluating the effect of a year-long film focused environmental education program on Ugandan student knowledge of and attitudes toward great apes". Check out the abstract here:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Congratulations, Austin!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Guest Speakers, 23 May 2017 09:47:07<p>Thank you to Dr. Lisa Gould and Dr. Steve Ross for making the trek to Ellensburg, WA to give great lectures on primates around the world. Dr. Lisa Gould presented her research on ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, while Dr. Steve Ross presented his experience with captive care for chimpanzees at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Thank you also to Primate Awareness Network for bringing such influential scientists.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></p><h6>Dr. Lisa Gould giving her talk to CWU students and faculty on ring-tailed lemurs</h6><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 339px;"></p><h6>Dr. Steve Ross giving his talk on captive care for chimpanzees to CWU students and faculty</h6>ABS Student Research Award, 20 May 2017 12:38:57<p>Congratulations to Carly Batist, a PBE graduate student, who was awarded a Student Research Award from Animal Behavior Society for her thesis research.&nbsp;</p>PAN Guest Speaker: Dr. Steve Ross, 15 May 2017 11:58:30<p>Dr Steve Ross is the Director of the Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes in Chicago, and has spent his career studying captive and wild animal behavior, currently focused on the great apes. He will give a lecture about using science to improve the welfare of captive apes and his work in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Following the talk is a reception in the same building where the Primate Behavior department faculty at CWU will introduce our new certificate in Primate Captive Care. Refreshments will be provided.</p><p>The public is welcome!</p><p>Friday, May 19th from 5pm-7pm, Dean Hall Rm. 106</p>Congrats to Emily Veitia!, 06 May 2017 13:34:14<p>Emily Veitia, a graduate student in the PBE program, will be sharing her thesis research through an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists in Washington D.C., August 2017. Her presentation is titled: "Enrichment use &amp; social interactions in a mixed-species enclosure of Sumatran (<em>Pongo abelii</em>) &amp; Bornean orangutans (<em>P. pygmaeus</em>) &amp; Northern white-cheeked gibbons (<em>Nomascus leucogenys</em>) at the Oregon Zoo".&nbsp;</p><p>Congratulations, Emily!&nbsp;</p>Congrats to Alexandra Sheldon!, 03 May 2017 12:33:32<p>Alexandra Sheldon, a second-year graduate student in the PBE program, has been selected to receive the Graduate Studies and Research Dean's Award during the Evening of Recognition event May 24th, 2017.&nbsp;Allie was selected by Dean Kevin Archer, for her efforts to “make a difference to the university".&nbsp;</p><p>Congratulations, Allie!&nbsp;</p>PAN Lunch Talk: Dr. Jonathan Scherch, 29 Apr 2017 13:01:02<p>Bring your bagged lunch to Dean 359 on May 19th at 1pm to listen to a great talk from Dr. Jonathan Scherch discuss sustainable development and conservation practices in Uganda and beyond!&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;"></p>Congrats to Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh!, 24 Apr 2017 16:50:45<p>Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh, a PBE graduate student, has been hired as a Primate Behavior Rehabilitation Consultant for Primates Inc., Wisconsin. She will be starting in July and encourages people to check out the home page for the sanctuary:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Congratulations, Hilary!</p>Jake Funkhouser, AAPA Travel Award, 17 Apr 2017 09:03:09<p>Jake Funkhouser is the recipient of the AAPA COD UGRS Travel Award in the amount of $350. Jake will be presenting his poster at the AAPA conference Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 19th-22nd, New Orleans.&nbsp;</p><p>Congratulations, Jake!</p>