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Passings: Professor Emeritus Gene Denzel

On Aug. 19, York University lost a stalwart with the passing of George E. Denzel, widely known as “Gene,” at the age of 80. A professor of mathematics and statistics, Gene served the University in a variety of ways, including Chair of both Senate and the Academic Planning and Policy Committee, and as a member of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) executive. He was an avid birder and conservationist.

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Chimp in the forest

The 2020-21 Cognitive Science Speaker Series will focus on culture and cognition

The first talk takes place on Sept. 30 from 12:30 to 2:30 and features Dr. Thibaud Gruber, who is senior researcher at the Neuroscience of Emotions and Affective Dynamics lab at the Swiss Institute for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva. Gruber, who has spent many years studying chimpanzees in Uganda and human children in Switzerland, will be speaking on “A Cognitive Approach to Wild Cultures.”