[PAST EVENT] Tack Faculty Lecture - Wild Grief/Untamed Love: Emotions in the Animal World

October 28, 2015
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
* Free and open to the public
* Tickets are not required
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Careful observation of animals is documenting a phenomenon that many have been taking for granted: the rich and complex emotional life of animals. Barbara J. King will discuss what scientists have discovered about animal emotions, particularly those two sides of a high-denomination coin - grief and love.

There will be plenty of examples of grief and love displayed by wild animals, denizens of barnyards and our nonhuman companions. There will be plenty of discussion, too... all within a scientific context. "I'm a scientist," Professor King says, "and we won't be talking woo-woo. We'll be talking science."

The Tack Faculty Lecture Series is a newer tradition that enables William & Mary and local communities to come together to celebrate both faculty excellence and the intellectual liveliness of the university. Through this series, a W&M professor addresses the community on a topic of general interest at least once a semester.

This series gives everyone the opportunity to take part in the William & Mary experience. It showcases some of our most engaging professors and is an opportunity for all members of the Tribe and beyond to take part in our relentless pursuit of knowledge.