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Passing of Prof. Frans de Waal

It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Frans de Waal (1948-2024). He was the C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University and the Director of the Living Links Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution at the Emory National Primate Research Center until his retirement in […]

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Passing of Prof. Christophe Boesch

The Officers of the IPS join the world of primatology and conservation in mourning the devastating sudden loss of Prof. Christophe Boesch.  He was the founder of the Taí Chimpanzee Project in the 1970s and the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation in 2000, as well as the Director of the Primatology department of the Max Planck Institute […]

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Obituary notice for Prof. Sue Taylor Parker

Sue Taylor Parker passed away from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 85 on August 26, 2023. Sue was a Biological Anthropologist who taught at Sonoma State University in Northern California until she retired in 2002 as Full Professor Emeritus. She was a notable scholar of comparative cognitive development and gained international recognition for her […]

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