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Alumni News

Congratulations to Dale Brenneman (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004) for achieving “continuing status and promotion” (tenure) this week at the Arizona State Museum Office of Ethnohistorical Research. Dr. Brenneman’s new title is Associate Curator of Documentary History.

Post date: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:50

Alumna Stephanie Reyes was recently awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Stephanie received a B.S. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Arizona in 2011. Her Honors thesis in the School of Anthropology was co-advised by Dr. Barnet Pavao-... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:48

Edwin Wilmsen received his Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology in 1967 and is now 82 years old, but is still very active in research. He was just awarded another research grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. This will support two months of fieldwork this summer in Botswana and a visit to Tucson for a couple of weeks... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:07

David Van Sickle (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004) is the co-founder and CEO of Asthmapolis, a company that uses sensors on asthma inhalers to monitor and improve their use. Asthmapolis recently announced that it has raised $5 million in venture capital, as described in this story on

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Deanna Grimstead (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. OSU is one of the largest research and teaching universities in the United States, with an anthropology program that has unique strengths in physical (biological) anthropology, archaeology... Read more

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Tara Deubel (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she held a postdoctoral fellowship in 2010–2011. USF is a graduate institution with a nationally recognized anthropology program and research strengths in applied and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:22

Sari Miller-Antonio (Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and her colleague Dr. S. Steve Arounsack recently won a $250,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to establish the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab (KVAL) on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus. Miller-Antonio, Professor and Chair of the CSUS Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies says that KVAL will allow faculty and students to research, document, preserve and disseminate the rich cultural history... Read more

Post date: Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:19

Associate Professor Patrick Lyons (Ph.D. Arizona, 2001) will become the seventh director of the Arizona State Museum since its founding by the territorial legislature in 1893. Dr. Lyons, who will assume his position June 1, 2013, has served as head of ASM collections since 2006 and as associate director since 2009.

Post date: Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:48

Alumnus Yancey Orr has accepted a position as lecturer (assistant professor) of anthropology in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 on Balinese agricultural communities under the direction of Professor of Anthropology Stephen Lansing. The University of Queensland’s comely sandstone campus is located in tropical Brisbane, between Australia’s famed Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The department’s focus is on... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:05

Betsy Krause (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) recently won a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation’s Sexuality Research Initiative. Krause, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusets–Amherst, and co-PI Aline Gubrium will use the funds for “Hear Our Stories,” a project in collaboration with the Community Adolescent Resources and Education Center of Holyoke, MA. Read more in this... Read more

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