Congratulations to the HBA’s second president, Dr. Charlotte M. Otten (term: 1977-1978), who is celebrating her 100th birthday on May 23, 2015. Among her many contributions to the field of human biology was an edited volume (with Robert Meier and Fathi Abdel-Hameed): Evolutionary Models and Studies of Human Diversity (de Gruyter Mouton Publishers, 1978) and her edited volume, Anthropology and Art: Readings in Cross-Cultural Aesthetics (The Natural History Press, 1971) She was a faculty member in the department of anthropology at Northern Illinois University and also taught at University of Michigan.
Under EA Quinn, our stellar Local Arrangements Chair, the HBA 2015 meeting in Saint Louis was a smash. The Plenary Session, “The Milk of Human Kindness” was highly attended and stimulated interesting discussion and plans for new collaborations, while the oral and poster sessions were among the best we have seen in many years. For those of you who missed the meeting, the abstracts and program are posted here (below), and for those of you who just can’t get enough, next year’s meeting is set for April 12-16, in Atlanta, Georgia.
HBA 2015 Abstracts and Program