Adrienne Zihlman Physical Anthropology Lab Dedication

The Mystery of the Gorilla in the Freezer

"Be careful what you wish for. I dreamed of having a four hundred pound gorilla to dissect for my research. A phone call over Labor Day weekend from the San Francisco Zoo reported that Bwana, the beloved silverback gorilla, had died and was available formy dissection study. This set in motion a series of events that tested the capabilities of the elegant new anatomy laboratory in Social Sciences I and challenged the skills of its first scientist, me."              

- Adrienne Zihlman

Please join us as we honor Professor Emerita Adrienne Zihlman's many contributions to UC Santa Cruz and her eminence as a researcher and teacher with the dedication of the Adrienne Zihlman Physical Anthropology Lab.

Thank You Card from Disney Animators

Friday, April 24
4pm - 6pm

110 Social Sciences 1
University of California Santa Cruz

The celebration begins at 4pm with the presentation of a plaque that will adorn the entrance of the lab.  Professor Zihlman will present an oral history of the lab, including the time Disney animators visited in preparation for the animated Tarzan movie.

Beverages and light refreshments will be served immediately after the presentation in the foyer on the fourth floor of Social Sciences 1.  Please RSVP here [link].

Preceding the lab dedication, you are invited to attend the Anthropology Undergraduate Research Symposium and Poster Session starting at 1pm in 261 Social Sciences 1.