How do humans make decisions?
How can we improve?
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September 25, 2014
How do humans make decisions?
Decisions: Rationality? Choice? Information?
Is rationality the best model for making decisions? Does more choice improve our decisions? Does more information? Consider how philosophers and behavioral economists say we should make decisions about donating organs or getting voters to the polls.
Are good rational arguments the best persuasion? Or should we adopt other strategies?
October 17, 2014
Alumni, families, community members, and visitors are invited to visit campus to celebrate the event’s centennial anniversary! Alumni Band Reunion, Oct. 17 & 18. Visit Homecoming.colostate.edu for more info.
In October 1914, University President Charles A. Lory declared a special alumni reunion–a football game pitting the present team against the alumni. CSU has celebrated Homecoming ever since.
In 2014, CSU will celebrate 100 years of Homecoming with Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 16-19. This weekend is a tremendous way for current and former students to engage with the campus, show their Ram Pride, and participate in a long-standing tradition.
We are excited to announce this year’s Alumni Band Homecoming Reunion schedule and invite you to join us on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 for food, friends, fun, and RAM Pride!
This fall marks the 100th anniversary of the Homecoming football game, and we want to have at least 100 alumni band members join us on the filed for the game. In October 1914, University President Charles A. Lory declared a special alumni reunion–a football game pitting the present team against the alumni. CSU has celebrated Homecoming ever since.
We anticipate a large and energetic group this year to march with the band during pre-game and halftime for this year’s Homecoming face-off with Utah State!
Whether you’re a recent graduate or have been an alum for years, we want you to join us for this special weekend as we celebrate our traditions and connect with old friends. Homecoming activities start as early as Thursday night and include a special Alumni breakfast and open house at the University Center for the Arts.
I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you this fall as we share our memories, experiences, and show our RAM pride!
For more information visit Homecoming.colostate.edu
As an Alumni Band member, you are eligible for:
- FREE brunch and University Center for the Arts Open House
- Access to the Alumni Band Hot Spot
- Reserved seat to play with the band at the football game (tickets for you and your family/guests can be purchased online)
- OR, access to purchase special Alumni Association football package (including ticket, tee-shirt, hot-dog, and a drink)
- Entrance for you and your family to the Alumni Band tailgate party (tickets can be purchased online)
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Friday, October 17th, 2014
Time: 6 – 7PM
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building, Rm. 107
The CSU Anthropology Department is proud to present Dr. April Nowell (University of Victoria), who will be giving a talk on Venus figurines.
When the discovery of the Aurignacian Hohle Fels figurine from Germany was announced publicly in June 2009, it was described in popular media and academic journals as “pornographic,” a “35,000 year old sex object”, and as a “prehistoric pin-up.” But what does “pornographic” mean in an Ice Age context? This talk examines the role of presentism in the analysis and interpretation of human figures in the visual cultures of the European Upper Paleolithic.
It is suggested that interpreting the figurines in a purely sexual context obstructs their objective, scientific study and has unintended social consequences. Following from this, Dr. Nowell will consider why the Venus hypothesis persists in the popular media and scholarly research despite decades of reflexive critiques. Finally, building on these critiques, Dr. Nowell will argue for the importance of contextualization in the study of Upper Paleolithic figurines and discuss new approaches to their analysis.