University of California, San Diego
January 25, 2008
ACADEMIC SENATE AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
KEY ADMINISTRATIVE/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative officials, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Academic Research Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) as a campus organized research unit reporting to Vice Chancellor David Brenner. Professors Ajit Varki and Margaret Schoeninger from UCSD and Fred H. Gage from the Salk Institute will serve as its first co-directors.
The Center will coordinate and promote transdisciplinary research in anthropogeny, i.e., explaining the origin of humans, in fields ranging from molecular biology and neurosciences to anthropology and linguistics. A broad-based group of scholars spanning all relevant fields will facilitate public symposia and forums, graduate and postgraduate education, sample collections and electronic databases on issues related to human and primate evolution, and more. Membership in the Center involves many interested faculty members, as well as scientists and scholars from throughout the world.
The co-directors may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail code 0687, or by phone at (858) 822-4030.