Alumni News

Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) spoke on “Mammoth Hunters, Water Tables, and the Demise of the Murray Springs National Historic Landmark as a Record of Human Colonization, Climate Change, and Extinctions in the American Southwest” at a meeting of the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. The lecture took place on February 8.... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:20

Gila Silverman (left; Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) will present “What Are We Praying for When We Pray for Healing?” on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at UA Hillel, 1245 East 2nd Street. The talk is part of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies Sally and Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series. ... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:54

In mid-January, Sarah Herr (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) became president of Desert Archaeology, Inc., and company founder, Bill Doelle, became vice president. Read Dr. Herr’s blog post about the transition on the Desert Archaeology website.

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Antonio Bacelar da Silva (Tom-Zé), (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) spoke in the Center for Latin American Studies Lecture Series on Friday, January 27. Dr. da Silva presented “Black Struggle for Racial Justice in Brazil: the Boundaries, the Limits, and the Possibilities.”... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:32

Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) is a co-editor of, and author in, the most recent issue of The SAA Archaeological Record. This issue focuses on the uses of anarchist theory in archaeology. Broadly, these uses are as an alternative means of understanding past and contemporary human societies and as a way to critically assess... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:27

Wilson Hughes (B.A. Arizona, 1973), world-renowned Garbologist and longtime Tucson Clean & Beautiful Board Member and volunteer, died on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Wilson retired from City of Tucson Environmental Services, and had worked as part of the team that introduced blue barrel recycling to Tucson 15 years ago. He... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:53

Jessica Munson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology in the Department of Sociology-Anthropology at Lycoming College. She will also continue research at the site of Altar de Sacrificios in Petén, Guatemala and offer student fieldwork opportunities with support... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:06

Katherine Dungan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) will begin a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Archaeology and Society at Arizona State University at the end of January. She'll be using collections from the Tonto Basin to explore diversity in religious practice in the late prehispanic Southwest. Dr. Dungan is... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:04

Ashley Stinnett (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014) was in Tucson on Thursday to present a lecture in the UA Student Union Memorial Center’s Copper Room. Dr. Stinnett, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, gave the talk “Of Blood and Butchers: From Adulescentulus Carnifex to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:02

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) has been a volunteer tutor in reading for six year olds at Atrisco Elementary School in Albuquerque for about five years. It's 100% minority and most students qualify for free lunches. Dr. Bronitsky and Atrisco fifth grade teachers are beginning a project, tentatively titled “Where We Live,” in which fifth grade students at Atrisco will... Read more

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