Biologist to discuss ‘drunken monkey’ hypothesis


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — California biologist Robert Dudley will discuss evidence that human alcohol use and abuse can be traced back to fruit-eating primate ancestors during a University of Louisville talk Oct. 11.

    Dudley, integrative biology professor at University of California-Berkeley, will discuss “The Drunken Monkey: The Evolution of Alcoholism in Primates” at 4 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building. A reception and light refreshments will follow the free, public lecture.

    He is a guest of the UofL biology department’s Brown & Williamson lecture series. He will give a more scientifically oriented talk on “The Evolutionary Origins of Flight” at noon Oct. 12, also in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.