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2020 - 2021 Events


Annual PBK Birthday Party hosted by UW President:
December, 2020, Postponed

Drinks at tba, Dinner at tba.



Visiting Scholar:  February 26, 2021

PROFESSOR RICHARD PRUM, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Curator of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Professor Prum is an evolutionary ornithologist with broad interests in avian biology. He has done research on diverse topics, including avian phylogenetics, behavioral evolution, feather evolution and development, sexual selection, sexual conflict, aesthetic evolution, avian color vision, avian structural colors and pigments, avian mimicry, and the theropod dinosaur origin of birds. His book "The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World- and Us" (Doubleday 2017) was named a Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Times, and was a Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Non-fiction. From 2012-2017, he served as the Director of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities at Yale, the initiative aims to foster communication, mutual understanding, collaborative research and teaching among diverse scientific and humanistic disciplines.

Click here to register in advance for his Public Lecture in a Zoom webinar noon, Friday, 26 February.

Rick Prum


Annual General Meeting & Election of PBK Students: 10 March 2021, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, at 4 p.m.  A Zoom link will be sent to all Resident Members prior to the meeting.  The Order of Business is contained in the By-laws, Article Two, I.F.

PBK Induction ceremony


Annual Induction Ceremony for students elected to Phi Beta Kappa: April 23, 2021, cancelled by Covid

Membership materials will be posted to 2021 Members-in-Course.



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