Alumni News

Britt Singletary (Ph.D. Arizona, 2019) is the author of a new article in Infant Behavior & Development titled “What are the benefits of having a village? Effects of allomaternal care on communicative skills in early infancy,” which can be... Read more

Post date: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:52

As part of their Wildcats@Work series, the University of Arizona Alumni Association has published a piece about 2001 Anthropology alumna Julie Ragland. Julie credits her success in the non-profit sector—she is now development director for the Rialto Theatre Foundation—to her anthropology degree: “Having a solid knowledge of the basics of human evolution, development,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:18

The SoA is seeking volunteers to plan a get together at the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver, BC for current/past students and faculty. Please get in touch with current grad student, Rachel Rosenbaum, if you would like to volunteer! (Anthro News date: 6/14/2019)

Post date: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:42

Maisa C. Taha (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Marge Pellegrino just published an article in Anthropology Now on BARA’s multi-year partnership with Owl & Panther, a Tucson expressive arts program for refugee survivors of torture and trauma. Marge is a writer, educator, and activist, and for 20 years facilitated programming for Owl & Panther, which originally grew out of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1990s... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:40

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) writes that the recent visit of the Yakuts delegation to Albuquerque and Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, NM, was a great success. Members of the delegation were very impressed with the Gathering of Nations, the largest gathering of American Indians in the US and Canada, visited the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:38

Alumna Gila Silverman (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) will serve as a panelist for the May 2 Southwest Folklife Alliance Symposium titled “Living Fully, Preparing for Death.” The symposium runs from 12:00–4:00 p.m. at Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St. in Tucson. Here’s the registration form from SFA. (Anthro News digest date: 4/12/2019)

Post date: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:30

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