CARTA Offers Master Class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Nov 6, 2013

As part of its community outreach, CARTA offered a Master Class this Fall on human origins at UCSD's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an educational and cultural organization for retirees, directed by its members under the administrative auspices of UCSD Extension. The Master Class consisted of a series of five talks by prominent CARTA Members (listed below), which together provided an overview of human origins. The talks were extremely well-attended and received uniformly enthusiastic reviews.

CARTA Master Class
Coordinator: Barbara Leondar

Oct. 3
Overview of Human Origins and Implications for Medicine
Prof. Ajit Varki, UC San Diego

Oct 10
Evidence from Primatology and Genetics
Prof. Pascal Gagneux, UC San Diego

Oct 17
The Fossil and Molecular Record of Human Origins
Prof. Emeritus Christopher Wills, UC San Diego

Oct 24
Evolution of the Human Brain and Mind
Prof. Fred Gage, Salk Institute

Oct 31
Human Language
Prof. Emeritus David Perlmutter, UC San Diego