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UNI to host Tyler G. O'Brien on the biology of race

April 3, 2012

Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums, 319-273-2188,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tyler G. O'Brien, associate professor of physical anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "Physical Anthropology's Views on the Biological Aspects of 'Race'" at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, at the UNI Museum, located at 3219 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls.

The presentation follows the history of the typological race concept and includes the field's current understanding of biological differences among populations of the human species.

The presentation is in conjunction with the UNI Museums exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" The exhibit was funded in part by the City of Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Center for Multicultural Education, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For additional information or a complete listing of events, visit or contact Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator for UNI Museums, at 319-273-2188 or The University Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.