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CENTENNIAL UPDATE: Invitation to 100th Anniversary Commemoration

Excitement continues to build! On September 15, 1915, classes were held for the first time in the newly established University of Arizona Department of Archaeology. You are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4:00–7:00 p.m. to commemorate this important date with university, community, and elected dignitaries, as well as current School of Anthropology... Read more

Rebecca Crocker Publishes in Frontiers in Public Health

Graduate student Rebecca Crocker had the first results from her doctoral research on the emotional toll of migration from Mexico to southern Arizona published in the open access journal Frontiers in Public Health as part of a dedicated journal issue on border health. Her research was supported by grants from BARA, SBSRI, and... Read more

Recent Graduates Accept New Positions

Congratulations to Maisa Taha (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Anthropology at Montclair State University, where she will help develop a new linguistic anthropology track. She looks forward to contributing to a program with a strong record in applied and community based research and... Read more

William Stini Remembered in American Journal of Physical Anthropology

The most recent edition of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology contains an obituary for the late Professor William Stini, who passed away on June 22, 2014. Written by Dr. Stini’s friend and colleague, G. Philip Rightmire of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, the piece provides an overview of Dr. Stini’s life and work. Read it here... Read more

CENTENNIAL UPDATE: Save the Date!

The big day is fast approaching! On September 15, 1915, classes were held for the first time in the newly established University of Arizona Department of Archaeology. Now we hope you will mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4:00–7:00 p.m. to commemorate this important date with university, community, and elected dignitaries, as well as current School of... Read more

Morgan Lundy and Laura Loewer in LA (Louisiana, That Is!) News

This week our rising star, BARA Research/Laboratory Aide Morgan Lundy (B.A. Arizona, 2014), shares the spotlight with Laura Loewer for their research project currently under way in Louisiana. The project, led by SoA Director Diane Austin, involves interviewing people who worked in the oil and gas industry from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Morgan and Laura were featured in an article in Lafayette, Louisiana’s newspaper, The Advertiser... Read more

In Memoriam: Fred Wendorf (1924–2015)

Noted archaeologist Fred Wendorf (B.A. Arizona, 1948) died in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, July 15, after a lengthy illness. Dr. Wendorf, who earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1953, was recruited in 1964 by Southern Methodist University to establish the anthropology department there. From a childhood interest in Native American artifacts, he went on to build a career as a leading expert on early human life in northeast Africa. Read more about Dr. Wendorf’s life and... Read more

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

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