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Jerry Sabloff to receive Penn Museum's prestigious Drexel Medal
April 10, 2014 -

The Penn Museum has announced it will award the prestigious Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal to SFI President Jerry Sabloff during a special dinner on April 25 in Philadelphia.

Wanted: SFI's next president
April 10, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking an uncommon leader to guide this world-renowned nonprofit research and education center. If you know a great candidate, pass it on.

Video: Robin Dunbar on why the Internet won’t get you any more friends
April 3, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture March 12, evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explained why our brains are hard-wired to maintain meaningful relationships with no more than around 150 people -- and this includes Internet relationships. Watch the lecture.

Study: Indigenous societies' 'first contact' typically brings collapse, but rebounds are possible
- Scientific Reports
April 1, 2014 -

An analysis led by SFI's Marcus Hamilton paints a grim picture of the experiences of indigenous societies following contact with Western Europeans, but also offers hope to those seeking to preserve Brazil’s remaining indigenous societies.

Video: Medical, scientific, political and journalistic pitfalls in the study of confusing illnesses
March 28, 2014 -

In an SFI seminar video, SFI journalism fellow Julie Rehmeyer explores society's poor handling of illnesses without clear causal mechanisms or sharply-defined symptoms, including her firsthand experience with chronic fatigue syndrome.

In memoriam: Dr. Zen
March 21, 2014 -

Dr. Zen, the Institute's beloved cat, passed away Friday afternoon, March 21, at the age of 18, following a series of continually worsening health problems.

Paper: Ancient food webs show modern structure after mass extinction
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B
March 20, 2014 -

Analysis of a highly detailed picture of feeding relationships among 700 species from a 48 million year old ecosystem provides the most compelling evidence to date that ancient food webs were organized much like modern food webs.

Video - SFI Community Lecture: Getting our arms around obesity: A systems approach to a global epidemic
- SFI Community Lecture
Feb. 20, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture on February 12 in Santa Fe, Ross Hammond looked to complex systems science for promising new approaches to the global obesity epidemic. Watch the video.

Urban growth, creativity, and sustainable cities
- 2014 AAAS Meeting
Feb. 16, 2014 -

At the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Chicago today, SFI Professor Luis Bettencourt discussed the relationships among urban growth, creativity, and sustainability.

Cities – ancient and modern, big and small – follow same rules of development
- PLOS ONE
Feb. 16, 2014 -

The same set of equations can be used to describe the development patterns of all human settlements, from the ancient cities of the Toltecs and Aztecs to modern megacities today, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.

Video - SFI Community Lecture: Thomas Lovejoy's wild solution to climate change
Feb. 14, 2014 -

In a January 8 SFI Community Lecture, conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy examined the impacts of climate change and explored how we might manage both biological and human economic systems to reduce its long-term effects. Watch his talk.

How shifts in behaviors shape human institutions
Feb. 12, 2014 -

A collaboration at SFI January 13-15 at SFI explores how shifts in behavior can prompt feedback effects through human social systems and often shape institutions.

Reality check: Can scientists know that they do not know?
Feb. 12, 2014 -

Imagine you knew everything about the current universe and all the laws governing its evolution. Endowed with such knowledge, you could then predict the future, right? Not so, says SFI Professor David Wolpert.

Science On Screen: Particle Fever, presented by Geoffrey West & Mark Levinson
Feb. 11, 2014 -

In a special Science On Screen event Tuesday, February 11, physicist Geoffrey West and director Mark Levinson introduced the hit documentary film PARTICLE FEVER, the story of the machine and the people who sought, and found, the elusive Higgs boson.

Jerry Sabloff to receive Society for American Archaeology's Lifetime Achievement Award
Feb. 6, 2014 -

SFI President Jerry Sabloff has been selected to receive the Society for American Archaeology's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014.

Mirta Galesic selected as SFI's next Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics
Feb. 4, 2014 -

SFI Chair of the Faculty Jennifer Dunne has announced that Mirta Galesic has been selected as SFI's next Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics. Galesic plans to join SFI in January 2015.

Science On Screen Tuesday: Don't miss Cormac McCarthy's The Road, presented by Ole Peters
Jan. 17, 2014 -

The popular Science On Screen series continues Tuesday evening, January 21, in Santa Fe with SFI External Professor Ole Peters presenting The Road, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Enroll now for the Dynamics and Chaos MOOC with David Feldman
Jan. 13, 2014 -

SFI's free online course, Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos with College of the Atlantic professor David Feldman, has begun. You can enroll and begin taking the course any time.

Video: The geniuses who invented the digital universe
Dec. 9, 2013 -

In an SFI Community Lecture on November 6 in Santa Fe, historian George Dyson told the story of how a small band of young geniuses not only built the computer but foresaw the new world it would create. Watch his talk.

Undergraduates: Apply now for SFI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program
Dec. 2, 2013 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by February 7, 2014.

High school students: Apply now for the Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP)
Nov. 15, 2013 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 13 - 25, 2014 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.

Apply now for SFI's Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science
Nov. 12, 2013 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2014 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2014.

Former SFI Omidyar Fellow Tanya Elliott passes away
Nov. 8, 2013 -

Tanya Elliot, an SFI Omidyar Fellow from 2009 to 2010, has passed away in her native Australia.

Four people elected to SFI's Board of Trustees
Nov. 5, 2013 -

Four people have been elected to the Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees: Andrew Berg, Katherine Collins, Ian McKinnon, and Sam Peters.

SFI Science Board member Thomas Rosenbaum named Caltech President
Nov. 2, 2013 -

SFI Science Board member Thomas F. Rosenbaum has been named President of the California Institute of Technology.

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