Alumni News

Congratulations to alumna Barbara Roth (Ph.D. 1989), who became the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in January 2019 after serving as chair of the Department of Anthropology for six years. Having focused on Southwest archaeology during her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Roth writes that she is still a... Read more

Post date: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:02

The SoA mourns the passing of Christopher Louis “Kit” Schweitzer, 74, who died on March 9, 2019, of natural causes following a recent fall at his Tucson home. Kit was an alumnus of UA-Anthropology (B.A. 1966), as were his father, John L. Schweitzer, and step-mother, Marjorie Schweitzer,... Read more

Post date: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:34

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) writes that the Fourth Annual Jemez Pueblo Arts and Crafts Fair at Albuquerque’s Congregation Albert was a big success thanks to many vendors, a good crowd, and good sales. The Fair began with a blessing in Towa from David Chinana and then there was a blessing of the challah and the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 16:23

The editors of the journal Ethnoarchaeology invited Edwin N. Wilmsen (Ph.D. Arizona, 1967) to write a retrospective on his life and works. The resulting essay, “Someday… Maybe: A Personal Retrospective,” has quite a bit in it about his time here at the UA, and will likely be of interest to many alumni. For those... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:48

Although he was not an SoA alumnus, Peter J. Mehringer Jr. got his Ph.D. in Geosciences at the UA, and some Anthropology News readers will remember him. Sadly, Dr. Mehringer died in Bardufoss, Norway, on January 3, 2019. Read an obituary from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News here. (Anthro News date: 2/8/2019)

Post date: Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:29

Scott Ryerson (M.A. 1972) passed away in Tucson on December 23, 2018. Scott conducted nearly lifelong research into the ethnic and tourist art of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. He published articles in Kiva and the Journal of the Southwest on Seri ironwood carving and the potters of Mata Ortiz, among others. For many years he also operated an ethnic arts shop in Tucson. (Anthro News date:1/4/2019)

Post date: Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:37

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) joined other representatives of the Albuquerque Jewish community and the members of the Navajo Nation Church Rock Chapter at their monthly meeting on November 14, 2018. The gathering is described in the November 15 issue of the Gallup Independent. (Digest date: 12/21/2018)

Post date: Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:26

Dr. Emiliano Gallaga Murrieta (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) announces two new publications. First is the book Chiapa de Corzo, which is about the site of the same name. In the collective imagination, when we talk about the state of Chiapas and its pre-Hispanic past, the first thing that comes to mind are the... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:11

Congratulations to D. Shane Miller (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who was presented the CB Moore Award at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in 2018 in Augusta, GA, earlier this month. Dr. Miller is currently Assistant Professor in Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:23

Kurt Dongoske (M.A. Arizona, 1984), principal investigator for Zuni Cultural Resource Enterprise (ZCRE), was recently awarded two grants from the Washington, DC Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services–Tribal Resiliency Program. The first grant (category 1) will support a series of workshops designed to build awareness of the key issues and challenges and develop skills and build internal Tribal capacities necessary to address extreme events and harmful... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:48

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