The University of New Mexico Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series presents "Cooperation Among Wild Chimpanzees" Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in Hibben Hall, room 105, with John Mitani from the Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan.

As our closest living relatives, chimpanzees provide vital information about the changes that have taken place during the course of human evolution and the characteristics that make us uniquely human. Mitani will review findings from his long-term study of an unusually large community of chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda. His observations of coalitionary behavior, meat sharing, and lethal territoriality provide new insights into the evolution of cooperation.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the colloquium.

For more information, contact Melissa Emery Thompson at (505)359-4220; e-mail,