The retreat will also highlight IU Grant Linking University-wide Expertise (GLUE) Award winners with talks by Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences faculty members Franco Pestilli and Andrea Hohmann.
And the lunch break will be organized into a “speed-dating” session for participants interested in networking opportunities to expand their research scope.
Sex in America By "celebrities," Hansen refers to IU sexuality researchers who spoke to many print, radio and television reporters over a period of several months after releasing the results of their groundbreaking National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior almost a year ago.
During Wednesday's panel discussion "Americans and Sex: What They Do, Who They Do it with and What they Think About It," the local community can listen to researchers from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, The Kinsey Institute and the IU School of Medicine discuss their detailed study and answer audience questions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2007 BLOOMINGTON, Ind.See the full agenda below, and please register by 4 p.m.Monday, April 17, to reserve your space at the event.Registration is now open for the Indiana CTSI’s upcoming retreat Monday, April 24, at Indiana University Bloomington.This year’s event will feature programming focused on team science and public health impacts related to translational research, including keynote speakers from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Kentucky, and the American Cancer Society."Even though the STI testing here isn't for women, we want women to bring their boyfriends or male friends," said Kathryn Brown, IU Health Center health educator.As the week continues, activities "celebrate the diverse nature of our sexual health and well-being, from identity to relationships, with internationally known experts and sexual celebrities who are living and working right along with us at IU," Hansen said.This formula has served humans throughout time, with the model of choosy females reflected in most mammals, Todd and his coauthors write in "Different cognitive processes underlie human mate choices and mate preferences," which will be published the week of Sept. "Evolutionary theories in psychology suggest that men and women should trade off different traits in each other, and when we look at the actual mate choices people make, this is what we find evidence for," Todd said."Ancestral individuals who made their mate choices in this way -- women trading off their attractiveness for higher quality men and men looking for any attractive women who will accept them -- would have had an evolutionary advantage in greater numbers of successful offspring." Not exactly politically correct?Speed dating, an increasingly popular way for singles to meet, involves sessions in which men and women have numerous "mini dates" with up to 30 different people, each date lasting anywhere from three to seven minutes.After every date, the men and women checked a box on a card noting whether they would like to see the other person again.