Alumni News

Medical anthropologist and asthma epidemiologist David Van Sickle (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004) is the co-founder and CEO of Asthmapolis, which uses inhaler sensors, mobile applications, advanced analytics and feedback to help physicians and patients monitor and control asthma. Asthmapolis is the winner of HealthTech Capital’s “Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2012” award, which was presented October 26th at the HealthTech Conference. After graduating from the UA, David went on... Read more

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Arthur H. Wolf (M.A. Arizona, 1977) recently received the Hugo G. Rodeck Award for Excellence from the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA), a regional museum association serving ten states. Named for one of the founders of MPMA, the Rodeck Award recognizes an individual member of MPMA who has contributed significant service to the museum... Read more

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Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008) was promoted to Associate Professor at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, where he is also Head of the Department of Archaeology. Khaled’s dissertation supervisor was Professor of Anthropology David Killick. His dissertation, “Chronology and Technological Production Styles of Nabatean and Roman Plasters and Mortars at Petra (Jordan),” was made possible by a National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation... Read more

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Elizabeth Weldon (B.A. Arizona, Classics and Anthropology, 1998) has received a prestigious Remarkable Women Award in Orange County, CA. Weldon's law firm, Snell & Wilmer, announced that partner Elizabeth Weldon has been recognized as a National Association of Women Business Owners–Orange County (NAWBO-OC) Affiliate Organization Honoree. Weldon, who was nominated by Girls Inc. of Orange County, received the recognition at NAWBO-OC’s... Read more

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Anna Ochoa O’Leary (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999; Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies) will join three other UA professors on a panel discussion to be moderated by Ernesto Portillo of the Arizona Daily Star. Scheduled for 5:00-6:30 PM, Thursday, October 4th at the UA BookStores SUMC Lower... Read more

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Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) reports that the Chinle Valley Singers (http://bronitskyandassociates.com/chinle.htm) took First Place in the Song and Dance Competition at this year’s Navajo Nation Festival—AND they have been invited to perform at the American Cultural Centers in Shanghai, Nanjing, and Chengdu, China, November 9–19, 2012! This will be the group’s 9th international tour. The outstanding group... Read more

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Jessica Munson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) recently accepted a one-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC), a new project jointly supported by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. She will be working with project co-PI Dr. Mark Collard in the Department of... Read more

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Elizabeth L. Krause (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) was promoted to full professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2012. In June, she was awarded a senior research grant from the National Science Foundation for her project “Chinese Immigration and Family Encounters in Italy.” In July, with co-applicant Massimo Bressan of the Prato, Italy, research institute IRIS, she was awarded an International Collaborative Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for... Read more

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On June 29th the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles announced that Shelby Tisdale (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Curatorial and Exhibitions. The appointment is just the latest in a career of increasingly distinguished museum anthropology positions. Read the announcement from the Autry National Center here.

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A monolithic sculpture representing a jaguar lying down was discovered recently in the pre Hispanic site of Izapa, in the Soconusco region of Chiapas. The engraved sculpture weighs about a ton and is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. It was found in a riverbed and because of its weight it was not taken out until a few days ago. Emiliano Gallaga Murrieta (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006), director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)-Chiapas center, and... Read more

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