Alumni News

Stephen Nash (M.A. Arizona, 1991; Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) recently contributed the second part of an essay, “Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist,” to the Preservation Archaeology blog of Archaeology Southwest. Read Part 2 here; Part 1 can be read... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:22

In partnership with Boise State University, Tammy Buonasera (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013; Visiting Scholar, SoA) held an experimental seed grinding session during the Great Basin Anthropological Conference (GBAC), October 18, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. This was the first of several planned experimental food processing... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:37

Michelle Bezanson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006; http://www.michellebezanson.com/) and Stacey Tecot (Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology) were recently named Co-Chairs of the American Society of Primatologists Conservation Committee. The committee is responsible for raising and distributing funds for primate conservation programs and research.

Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00

Barney Burns, co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, died in Tucson on August 14, 2014. Dr. Burns earned all of his degrees from the Anthropology Department University of Arizona: his B.A. in 1967, his M.A. in 1970, and his Ph.D. in 1983. Read more about this important Tucson scholar’s work with indigenous communities in Mexico and more in this stirring tribute by Native Seeds/SEARCH co-founder Gary Nabhan and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:34

Wilhelm Gerhard Solheim, II, one of the earliest Ph.D. graduates in the SoA’s history (1959) died on July 25, 2014. According to Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Longacre, Dr. Solheim led a “distinguished career” in Hawai’i and the Philippines; he was considered a pioneering expert in the archaeology of pre-historic Southeast Asia and the Philippines. He retired from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 1991 as Professor Emeritus... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:03

Stephen Nash (M.A. Arizona, 1991; Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh (B.A. 1996) have edited a new book that was recently released by the University of Arizona Press. An Anthropologist’s Arrival: A Memoir is the story of legendary twentieth century anthropologist Ruth M. Underhill (... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:59

Kurt E. Dongoske (M.A. 1984) was elected to the Archaeology Seat of the Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and to the AAA/Archaeology Division Member-at-Large, Practicing Professional of the Executive Committee. Dongoske’s term begins in 2015.

Post date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:56

Richard Snyder, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Anthropology in 1956, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his participation in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. The medal will be awarded early in 2015, and you can read more about Dr. Snyder in this Arizona Daily Star article... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56

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 - 10:51

David E. Doyel (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; Emil Haury, Chair) recently received the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award at the statewide Arizona Preservation Conference held in June in Rio Rico. A joint effort by the Arizona Preservation Foundation and Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the award “is presented to individuals,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:43

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