Hear Richard Klein of Stanford University discussing the origins of our species.

Room 109, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building

Klein has spent more than 40 years working in South Africa exploring the origins of modern human behavior. In this talk he will summarize his work and what it means for our evolutionary past.

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Richard Klein: Modern Human Origins

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One of the vendors our supporting partner is Harmons Grocery Stores is bringing to this year's Chocolate and Cheese Festival is Sartori. They make award winning cheese and won the title of “Grand Champion” at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest—outscoring more than 2,000 entries from 33 states across the nation. Read more below.

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Sartori® Continues Its Winning Streak With Win at World Cheese Awards

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Congratulations to our friends and supporting partners at Caputo's Market for this great story in USA Today. And a huge thank you to Matt Caputo for his work in putting Utah on the map through the work that he does.

Matt, and the many Utah-based chocolate and cheese artisans, are one of the main reasons we continue to offer our Chocolate and Cheese Festival three years after we hosted...
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Made in Salt Lake City: Flavors only found in Utah's capital

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This is Moqui the Gila monster, a species of venomous lizard native to the Southwestern U.S. He has been a star in The Power of Poison at NHMU, which explains how venom from Gila monsters is being used in medical treatments. Come and see him for yourself before the exhibit closes on April 16!

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We still have seats available to see Andrew Zimmern on April 11 but they're going fast.

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The 2017 NHMU Lecture Series Keynote: Andrew Zimmern “Food a Global Perspective on the State of Our Food Life” | Tickets

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Chocolate and Cheese. Few foods have a history as rich or as complex. When you throw in amazing flavor, you have two of the most beloved tastes in all of history. Explore everything both have to offer at the Chocolate & Cheese Festival. The Museum is hosting the best local producers and purveyors of chocolate and cheese for this two-day extravaganza.

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Chocolate and Cheese Festival

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Meet cultural anthropologist, Blanca Yagüe, and learn about the indigenous peoples she studies and the food processes they participate in. View...
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Traditional Diets in a Changing World

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Join molecular animator Janet Iwasa as she demonstrates how she uses animation software from Hollywood to create movies about how molecules work. See...
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Molecular Animation

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Come join Kathleen Bennett, a behavioral geneticist, and hear about her work with the appearance, function, and development of neurons. You’ll have a...
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Behavioral Genetics

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Join Stacie Bender, a geospatial scientist for the Forest Service, who uses science to track changes on the Earth. Through observations taken by people...
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Geospatial Science

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Join conservation biologist, Joshua Horns, to discover the importance behind migratory bird conservation. Check out the equipment biologists like...
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Migratory Bird Conservation

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at NHMU. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. Scientists will be available in the Naturalist Lab.

Join biological anthropologist, Alan Achenbach, as he wrestles with this question on a genetic level. Talk to a real body fat expert, learn about the...
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How We Store Body Fat and Geospatial Science

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Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research.

On April 7, join health data scientist Joseph Plasek from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare. See how he applies data mining to clinical questions from doctors, such as vancomycin-resistant...
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Big Data in Health Science

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Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of…

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

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2017 Summer Camp registration is now open!!

Spots are filling up fast--with a few camps already sold out.

Follow the link to see all our exciting and engaging camps offered in partnership with some great community partners here in #SaltLakeCity: [ Nhmu.utah.edu Link ]
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?

Weather Gone Wild

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If you missed Naomi Starkman's 2017 NHMU Lecture Series appearance, you can now hear it in full on KCPW FM's website.

NHMU Lecture: Naomi Starkman on the rise of the good food movement - KCPW

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Wow! Check out this selection of Allosaurus fragilis claws in the paleontology collection at NHMU. They were uncovered in the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in the San Rafael Swell, where the remains of 44-60 of these fierce theropods were discovered. Find out more about this species on our website: [ Nhmu.utah.edu Link ]
So cool! Kosmoceratops is featured in the upcoming Jurassic World 2 (2018). He's just to the right of the hybrid dinosaur in the center of the picture. See the real thing only at NHMU!
It was a full house for Naomi Starkman's appearance at NHMU for the 2017 Lecture Series on #food.

Starkman, the founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats, will speak again at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Don't miss this second chance to catch Naomi's thoughts on the social, economic,...
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