Professor of Anthropology Vance Holliday and eight co-authors (seven of whom have UA ties) published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences after six years of research in Northern Sonora: “A Human (Clovis)/Gomphothere (Cuvieronius sp.) Association ~13,390 cal years BP in Sonora, Mexico.”... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:05

Many thanks go out to Paulette M. Coulter (M.A. Arizona, 1974), who as a graduate student in anthropology at UA received a small grant to visit Nancy Modiano, Ph.D., in Mexico City. Ms. Coulter generously wished “to repay that $1000 to provide some assistance to another graduate student,” and has made a contribution in the same amount to the SoA scholarship fund.

Post date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:00

Saul Hedquist (Ph.D. Candidate, Archaeology) and E. Charles Adams (Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology, Arizona State Museum) have been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for $19,684 by the National Science Foundation. The award supports Saul’s research investigating pre-Hispanic uses of turquoise in the Western Pueblo region of the U.S. Southwest. The project’s abstract is provided... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:00

Applied Archaeology student and Society for American Archaeology Public Education Committee (PEC) member Brian Harmon is co-administrator of the Network of State Coordinators Facebook page. State Coordinators are volunteer liaisons providing information to the PEC about archaeological activities available to the public and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:59

Associate Professor Emma Blake co-organized, with Christopher Smith of the British School at Rome and Stéphane Bourdin of the Ecole Francaise de Rome, a one-day workshop titled “Identity Problems in Early Italy.” This workshop, the second in a series that Blake, Bourdin, and Smith launched last year, focused on the Orientalizing... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:35

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) has been named as one of today’s Monuments Men and Women for his efforts to reinforce the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq. Dr. Ballenger learned of the honor June 26, when the COCOM Cultural Heritage Action Group (CCHAG) contacted him to inform him that the city has been taken over by ISIS fighters. Read more about the CCHAG Monuments Men and Women of Today... Read more

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Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke and her colleague, William Masson, were recently selected as Echoing Green fellows for their work to develop the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. Echoing Green provides seed funding and support to emerging social entrepreneurs working to challenge the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:23

An article by Ph.D. student Jonna Yarrington (advisor: Associate Professor Brackette F. Williams) has been accepted for publication in the journal Language & Communication (vol. 39, November 2014). The article, “Messages from My Father-in-Law: Indexing Membership and Proximity in Long-Distance Voicemails,” is the same... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:19

Professor William Stini passed away the night of Sunday, June 22. Dr. Stini came to the University of Arizona in 1976 as a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He became a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1979, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in 1997, and a Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 1998. He served as Assistant Head of the Department of Anthropology in 1979–1980... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:16

Elizabeth C. Howard (B.A. Arizona, 1986; M.A. Arizona, 1989) has established an award in honor of her mentor, Helen K. Henderson. Ms. Howard attributes her own experiences as research coordinator for SUNY-Albany’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Kaiser Permanente’s charitable care programs, the Texas Department of Housing, and now as Senior Contract Manager with AT&T, to Dr. Henderson’s “example of maintaining curiosity, flexibility, grace... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:50