Conservation Presentations in Canada and Poland

Dr. Nancy Odegaard, ASM Head of Preservation Division and Professor of Anthropology and Materials Science and Engineering, presented a paper with Dr. Caitlin O’Grady (Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Anthro minor for 2009 Ph.D.) at the Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramic... Read more

Olsen Designated Leading Researcher

Regents’ Professor Emeritus John Olsen has been designated Leading Researcher (Ведущий научный сотрудник) of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch. Leading Researcher is the highest of four such Russian scholarly ranks, roughly equivalent to Research Fellow in many American and European... Read more

Nichter and Carkoglu Present at Mayo Clinic

Dr. Mimi Nichter, Professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Asli Carkoglu (Kadir Has University, Istanbul; Post Doc, UA School of Anthropology, 2004) presented a poster at a recent Tobacco Dependence Treatment Grantee Meeting sponsored by Global Bridges and held at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. The poster was... Read more

Dana Osborne Heads to Toronto

Dana Osborne (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Ryerson University, to begin in July 2016. Dana’s dissertation, “Negotiating the Hierarchy of Languages in Ilocandia,” grapples with the dynamics of language... Read more

Kenichiro Tsukamoto Accepts Tenure-Track Position

Kenichiro Tsukamoto, a former graduate student in archaeology (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, Kenichiro’s... Read more

SoA at Conference in Dakar

The African Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association held their first joint conference in Dakar, Senegal, June 1–4, 2016. The University of Arizona School of Anthropology had a strong presence at the conference, which was titled “Innovation, Transformation and Sustainable Futures... Read more

Soren to Teach Humanities Seminars Course

Thursdays in July, Regents’ Professor David Soren will teach the four-session noncredit class “50 Years of Archaeology: A Celebration.” Sponsored by University of Arizona Humanities Seminars, the course will be held at the Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St., Tucson from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more, see a syllabus, and register here; scroll down for Dr. Soren’s course.

In Memoriam: Deborah House, Ph.D. (1950–2016)

Linguistic Anthropologist Deborah House (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) died on June 2, 2016 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. Dr. House retired from her most recent position at Diné College to her beloved Mountain View, Arkansas in May 2015. A private service will take place at a later date. Read Dr. House’s obituary here.

Major Award for Reitze

Ph.D. candidate William Reitze has received the John L. Cotter Award for work he performed in 2013–2015. Bill developed and supervised an archeological survey project at Petrified Forest that yielded evidence of over 13,000 years of human history in the park. Read the news release, complete with photos of Bill, here.

Silverman Publishes Two Articles

Two articles by Gila Silverman (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) were recently published. “To Believe or Not to Believe, that is Not the Question: The Complexity of Jewish Beliefs about God,” co-authored with Kathryn Johnson and Adam Cohen of Arizona State University, appears in a special issue of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (... Read more