Charles J. Vella, PhD
Consultant, Neuropsychology, Genealogy,
Hominin Evolution, Pumpkin Carving

Charles Vella

2021 Vella Family Pumpkins are available
2021 Vella Family Pumpkins



This site is a compilation of my current activities and interests.

Resume (Click to open)

I am available, on a free, volunteer basis, for lectures on all the subjects listed below in Public Speaking or Neuropsychology Seminar pages.



To Contact me, double click on my name on next line.

Contact: Charles J. Vella, PhD


Click on any choice listed in Public Speaking in blue below:


Public Speaking


Lectures given to the Public (Downloadable):

Public Lecture Schedule 2010-Present
Click on above to see lecture topics from 2010- 2019

Downloadable Public Lectures 2021
Downloadable lectures (Brain Fitness, Depression, Memory, etc.)



2016 OLLI:  Understanding the Human Brain course

2018 OLLI:  Understanding Human Evolution - Early Hominins

2019-2022 OLLI: Understanding Human Evolution - Genus Homo




Genealogy

Houghton Genealogy

Haven Genealogy

Uran Genealogy
Morgan Genealogy
Vella Genealogy

Maltese Immigration to San Francisco Bay Area







Neuropsychology



Neuropsychology Seminars

                                                      
(By permission only: Contact Dr. Vella)

Downloadable Neuropsychology Measures:

(Alert: Most files take about 1-2 minutes to download on a cable line; they are large files.)

Neuropsyology Tests

                    (By permission only: Contact Dr. Vella)





Human Evolution
I am a docent at the California Academy of Science

Glossary of Paleontological Terms

Human Odyssey 2017



A Brief Biographical & Historical Review of Paleoanthropology Part I

A Brief Biographical & Historical Review of Paleoanthropology Part II

A Brief Biographical & Historical Review of Paleoanthropology Part III

Mind's Big Bang: Evolution of the Human Brain, 2016

What's new in hominid evolution 2015- 1

What's new in hominid evolution 2015- 2


Homo naledi
2016

Homo Floresiensis 2016

Hominid Evolution Bibliography

Hominid Table (List of all known Hominid species)

Hominid Type Specimen Journal Articles List


Best Hominid Evolution Websites


Human Odyssey exhibit, California Academy of Science, San Francisco

Hominid Display Photos taken at AMNH, NMNH, Santa Barbara Museum of Man, 2012 Trips

Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History, Spitzer Hall of Human Evolution

American Museum of Natural History, New York, Hall of Human Origins, 2012




Minerals

Minerals of National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and American  Museum of Natural History in NYC, NY, 2012


Minerals of Field Museum, Chicago, IL, 2014



My Mineral Collection (under construction)





A History of the Psychiatry Department of Kaiser Hospital San Francisco, 1954-2009


A Brief History of the Psychiatry Dept, Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco





    Films

I am a major film addict. Below is a list of what I consider the greatest films of all time.


My List of Best Films










Pumpkins at Halloween

2021 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2021
2020 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2020
2019 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2019
2018 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2018

2017 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2017

2016 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2016

2015 Halloween Pumpkins
YouTube: Vella Family Pumpkins, 2015
2014 Halloween Pumpkins:

YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2014
2013 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloweeen Pumpkins, 2013
2012 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2012
2011 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2011
2010 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2010
2009 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2009
2008 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2008
2007 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2007
2006 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2006
2005 Halloween Pumpkins:
YouTube: Vella Family Halloween Pumpkins, 2005


270 Different Pumpkins We Have Done, 2002-2015 (Under construction)


Travels

Malta, 2005

Italy - Florence & Room, 2005

Oaxaca, Mexico 2009

Egypt and Jordan Nov. 2010 Pictures

Washington, DC 2012

New York City 2012

Alaska 2013

Canada 2014

Chicago 2014

Field Museum, Chicago, 2014

Utah and Grand Canyon 2015

China 2016


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