Kennedy endowment funds evolutionary biology lectures at Cornell University

An endowment bequeathed by Kenneth A.R. Kennedy, a professor of physical anthropology at Cornell Univeristy for 41 years before retiring in 2005, will fund a lecture series and visiting professorship in human evolutionary biology at the University.

The Arts and Sciences Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Anthropology are managing the endowment, which totals more than $1 million.

Kennedy was well known in his field for his field studies of early humans and their predecessors in South Asia. Additionally, he was an authority on forensic anthropology and taught courses on the subject, which were very popular with students. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 83.

The endowment will serve to continue Kennedy’s passion for and committment to evolutionary biology and forensics.

Read the entire story published in the Cornell Chronicle.

Image: Photo of Kenneth A.R. Kennedy (far right) from Cornell University bio page.

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