The Center for Human Evolution and Diversity (CHED) promotes the transdisciplinary study of the human condition. CHED supports and promotes team-based, explicitly interdisciplinary basic research on the evolution of humans and human diversity, and educational research and outreach related to this research. CHED faculty share a commitment to communicating information about human evolution and diversity in a clear and forthright way that will be meaningful for all people because an appreciation of human history and heritage is conducive to the health and well-being of individuals and society. CHED’s core faculty have diverse intellectual backgrounds and affiliations. CHED issues calls for internal (Penn State-based) grant proposals once a year, in the fall. Penn State faculty interested in learning more about or becoming affiliated with CHED should contact Mark Shriver, Nina Jablonski, or David Puts.
Celebrate Darwin Day 2023 with CHED!
January 30-February 5 Darwin Day Step Challenge open to Penn State students. Can you be the fittest?
February 22, Darwin Day Lecture featuring Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Anthropology at Duke University.
Are you feeling a little Anthro-curious?
Check out Tracking Traits – a podcast from Penn State’s Center for Human Evolution and Diversity! Each episode features an undergraduate Penn State student interviewing a scientist who is charting new pathways to understanding human evolution.