Dorothy Cheney, professor emeritus and world renowned primatologist in the department of biology in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, died on November 9 at her home in Devon, PA after several years’ treatment for breast cancer. She was 68.
Dr. Cheney earned her bachelor’s degree in…
Dorothy Cheney, professor emeritus and world-renowned primatologist in the department of biology in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, died on November 9 at her home in Devon, PA after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 68.
Professor Dorothy Cheney has been awarded an honorary
doctorate from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Dorothy and her
husband Professor Robert Seyfarth, Department of Psychology, have contributed
importantly to our understanding of communication and social behavior in
Dr. Maria Rakhovskaya, who recently completed her Ph.D. degree with
Drs. Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth, began working as an AAAS Science and
Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. This highly competitive policy fellowship
program began in 1973 and provides…