Michael Hammer Featured in PBS Series

Research Scientist Michael Hammer is one of the experts featured in a new PBS series called “First Peoples.” The series, which began airing on Wednesday, June 24, explores the earliest years of Homo sapiens. Read a UANews story about “First... Read more

Eric Plemons Publishes on Huffington Post

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons is the author of “The Problem with Transgender Generality,” which was published Monday on the Huffington Post blog. Read it here.

Paola Canova Accepts Position at UT Austin

Congratulations to Paola Canova (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin. She will also hold an appointment in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Paola is particularly grateful to the members of her committee—Dr. Thomas Sheridan, Dr. Brian Silverstein, and Dr. Tad Park—for their committed... Read more

Evan Giomi Interviewed for AskHistorians Podcast

Ph.D. student Evan Giomi was recently interviewed for an episode of the AskHistorians podcast. The podcast series intends to showcase topics and periods in history for non-specialists by interviewing historians and archaeologists. The topic of this episode is the 1680 Pueblo Revolt; listen to it here.

Alyson Thibodeau “Fingerprinting” Article Highlighted by GSA

Alyson Thibodeau’s (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) dissertation research on “fingerprinting” geological sources of turquoise in the southwest has been selected as the featured article in the latest Geological Society of America press release. Professor David Killick and Ph.D. student Saul Hedquist are also authors of “Isotopic evidence for the provenance of turquoise in the southwestern United States.” Read the abstract... Read more

Mark Nichter and Mimi Nichter Publish in BMC Medical Education

Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter and Professor Mimi Nichter, together with colleagues from medical colleges in Kerala and Karnataka in India, have published an article in the journal BMC Medical Education titled “Developing a fully integrated tobacco curriculum in medical colleges in India.” The article describes the development and implementation of a curriculum that is the first of its kind in medical colleges in South and Southeast Asia. You can... Read more

Brackette Williams in Morning Edition Story

Associate Professor Brackette Williams is quoted in a recent NPR Morning Edition story about the risks recent prison inmates experience when released directly from solitary confinement to their families. Listen to or read the story here.


The Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment (CMATE) is a University of Arizona center that focuses on the collaboration of researchers from the SOA, the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research, the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, and the Department of Geosciences. SOA Professor Steven Kuhn is director of CMATE, and he is just one of several SOA faculty members quoted or mentioned in this recent... Read more

UA South Anthropologists in UANews

UA South anthropologists Dieter and Netzin Steklis are part of the SOA family: they have both taught courses for the SOA in the past (as Adjunct Lecturer and Adjunct Instructor/respectively). Dr. Dieter Steklis is the Anthropology Program Director for UA South. The Steklises are featured in a recent UANews article about the ways in which fathers matter to children. Read it... Read more

In Memoriam: Larry Agenbroad (1933–2014)

Larry Agenbroad (M.A. Arizona, 1970) died on October 31, 2014 in Hot Springs, S.D. Dr. Agenbroad, who earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the UA in 1967, served on the staff of the Archaeology Field School in 1965. He is remembered worldwide as a leading expert on mammoths and for the discovery of the world’s largest graveyard of the prehistoric mammals. Read an obituary in the SAA Archaeological... Read more


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