Alumni News

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

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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.

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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

“Life Story of a Villista,” by Laura Cummings (Ph.D. Arizona, 1994) was published by the Southwest Center in 1999 and continues to have an impact in both the U.S. and Mexico. Read more about Dr. Cummings’ interactions with the aging Mexican revolutionary Zeferino Diego Ferreira in this... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:42

Clyde Snow (Ph.D. Arizona, 1967), 86, died on May 16, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Snow was influential in shaping the subfield of forensic anthropology. Over the years Snow worked on forensic investigations of human rights violations in Chile, El Salvador, Peru in Latin America as well as in Kosovo, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda, among others. He continues to influence the work of SoA faculty, students and alumni. Dr. Snow’s passing was marked by obituaries in leading newspapers... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:38

Sam Duwe (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. He’s excited to work with a very nice and talented community of faculty and students, and also to learn all about tornadoes. Sam will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and continue... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:41