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The buzz around the School of Anthropology Centennial festivities continues to build with an SBS news piece, which you can read here. The most recent event was the opening reception of the University of Arizona Libraries’ Special Collections... Read more

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Erin Durban-Albrecht, who defended her dissertation on LGBTQ issues in Haiti and its diaspora in August, has accepted a position as assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Illinois State University.

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Ph.D. candidate Danielle Schoon’s recent article, “‘Sulukule is the Gun and We Are Its Bullets’: Romani Identity and Urban Renewal in Istanbul,” was published in a special feature of CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, for which she also co-authored the introduction. Her sole-... Read more

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Ph.D. candidate Lewis Borck, Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. Mills, Adjunct Associate Professor Jeffery Clark, and former SoA postdoctoral researcher Matthew Peeples Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory article, titled “Are Social Networks Survival Networks? An Example from the Late Pre-Hispanic US Southwest,” remains in the public eye this week. Lewis was interviewed by PBS Newshour, and an online... Read more

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Congratulations to Professor Mimi Nichter, whose book Lighting Up: The Rise of Social Smoking on College Campuses (New York University Press, 2015) is now available in hardback, paperback, and ebook editions. Dr. Nichter explores the reasons why, when adult smoking has declined significantly in the last four decades... Read more

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As announced earlier in this digest, Professor Emeritus and former Department Head William Stini died June 22, 2014. Please save the date for his Celebration of Life, to be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM, in Haury Room 216.
 
Read more about Professor Emeritus Walter Birkby, who died January 31, 2015, in this... Read more

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As part of the celebration of the University of Arizona Anthropology’s Centennial year, the School of Anthropology is constructing a social network model showing the many links between the faculty and graduates of University of Arizona Anthropology and organizations, businesses, governments, and universities from around the world in a... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:47

Archaeology graduate students Marijke Stoll and Jessica MacLellan have both been selected to receive Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation. Their advisor, Dr. Takeshi Inomata, is the PI on both projects, and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:41

As reported in the January 23 edition of the Anthro News Digest, Ph.D. candidate Lewis Borck, Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. Mills, Adjunct Associate Professor Jeffery Clark, and former SoA postdoctoral researcher Matthew Peeples published an article in January 2015 in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory titled “Are Social Networks Survival Networks? An Example from the Late Pre-Hispanic US... Read more

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Professor Emeritus Walter Birkby (Ph.D. Arizona, 1973) died on January 31, 2015. Credited with bringing forensic andthropology to the UA and to Pima County, Dr. Birkby will be missed by many in the SoA family and the greater Tucson community. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Read the obituary from the Arizona Daily Star... Read more

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