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Alumni News

Gordon Bronitsky is President of Bronitsky and Associates (, a firm which specializes in working with Indigenous artists and performers from around the world.  In November, he toured the Chinle Valley Singers ( for a performance tour of American Cultural Centers at Chinese universities in... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:30

Archaeology Southwest has announced the publication of Migrants and Mounds: Classic Period Archaeology of the Lower San Pedro Valley, edited by Patrick Lyons (Ph.D. Arizona, 2001; Associate Professor of Anthropology) and Jeffery Clark (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997; Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology).... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:55

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

Post date: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:13

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

Post date: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:10

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

Post date: Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:33

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

Post date: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:08

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

Post date: Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:27

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) reports that the Chinle Valley Singers ( 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

Post date: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:23

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

Post date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:18

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

Post date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:10