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As many of you know, once an item is published in the Anthro News Digest, it is often posted on the School of Anthropology Facebook page. Last week’s Digest story, “Barbara Mills in Inside Higher Ed,” has reached 1,056 people—a record for SoA Facebook posts. Thank you!

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:44

The Association of Graduate Students in Anthropology (AGUA) works to create bridges between Graduate students and the School of Anthropology and acts as a body uniting their common voices and interests.
 
Among the most popular activities organized by AGUA are the annual picnic in September and the Lecture Series, through which AGUA can invite the scholar you’ve been reading ever since you decided that you want to become an anthropologist. In addition, AGUA aims at making clear to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:42

Professors Mimi Nichter and Mark Nichter have received a grant from the Global Bridges Program at the Mayo Clinic for a project titled “Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation among Nurses and Clinical Psychologists in Turkey.” The overall goal of the project is to extend the reach and depth of smoking cessation training within the healthcare system in the country. Their co-Principal Investigator in Turkey, Dr. Asli Carkoglu, was previously... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:40

Remember to attend the Arizona State Museum’s Open House for University of Arizona and Pima Community College students and faculty, Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students and faculty from related UA and PCC departments will meet AMS curators, visit laboratories, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about internships and classroom resources. Admission and food are free, and there will be giveaways! ASM is on the UA campus, just inside the Main Gate. 1013 E. University Blvd,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:37

Egyptian specialist Nicholas Reeves is the University Indian Ruins Residential Scholar for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. Currently the Lila Acheson Wallace Associate Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Dr. Reeves plans to use his time in Tucson interacting with UA Egyptian specialists and revisiting his textbook, Complete Tutankhamun (Thames and Hudson, 1990). See Dr. Reeves in action in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:36

Barney Burns, co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, died in Tucson on August 14, 2014. Dr. Burns earned all of his degrees from the Anthropology Department University of Arizona: his B.A. in 1967, his M.A. in 1970, and his Ph.D. in 1983. Read more about this important Tucson scholar’s work with indigenous communities in Mexico and more in this stirring tribute by Native Seeds/SEARCH co-founder Gary Nabhan and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:34

Plan to attend the Arizona State Museum’s Open House for University of Arizona and Pima Community College students and faculty, Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students and faculty from related UA and PCC departments will meet AMS curators, visit laboratories, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about internships and classroom resources. Admission and food are free, and there will be giveaways! ASM is on the UA campus, just inside the Main Gate. 1013 E. University Blvd,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:18

The 2014 Social and Behavioral Sciences Downtown Lecture Series roster includes presentations by two School of Anthropology faculty members. This year’s topic is food, and Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez takes the podium on October 29 with “We Eat What We Are.” Associate Professor Emma Blake follows on November 5 to present “Edible Roman Empire.” All of the Downtown Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Learn more... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:14

Women with doctorates in archaeology do not apply for National Science Foundation research grants as often as men, and Professor Barbara Mills wants to find out why. She and Michigan State colleague Lynne Goldstein have embarked on an NSF-funded project to unearth the reasons. Read more in this August 13... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:07

Wilhelm Gerhard Solheim, II, one of the earliest Ph.D. graduates in the SoA’s history (1959) died on July 25, 2014. According to Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Longacre, Dr. Solheim led a “distinguished career” in Hawai’i and the Philippines; he was considered a pioneering expert in the archaeology of pre-historic Southeast Asia and the Philippines. He retired from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 1991 as Professor Emeritus... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:04

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