Alumni News

Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, leads the Haynie Site project near Mancos, Colorado. She is quoted extensively in a recent New York Times article about the current excavations of two great houses that were a northern outlier of Chaco culture. Read “Ruined ‘Apartments’ May Hold Clues to Native American... Read more

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Elizabeth Cartwright (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) and her colleague Jerome Crowder (UTMB) recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Medical Anthropology entitled “Crafting Synergies between Medical and Visual Anthropologies” (Vol. 36(6)). Cartwright’s article in this issue, written with her former graduate student Adam Clegg, focuses on using video-taped data to explore language socialization and communicative disorders. It is titled, “Peaches for Lunch: Creating... Read more

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Thomas Fenn (PhD, 2011) recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Archaeology Program. The ca. $100,000 grant, which will begin September 1, 2017, and continue until August 31, 2020, is to examine ancient glass production in India as a proxy for exploring cultural and regional interconnections throughout the Indian... Read more

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David Day (B.A. Arizona, 1959) died on August 27, 2016. Mr. Day worked for the University of Arizona Audio-Visual Department as an illustrator from the late 1960s until 1979, when he moved to California and worked in animation and technical art. He is survived by his wife Sherry Keener (UA class of 1970), who says, “Our time at the University has always been cherished.” Read a complete obituary... Read more

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The United States consulate in Yekaterinburg, Russia, has invited Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, to meet with Udmurt and Nenets peoples later this month. Between August 26 and September 6 Dr. Bronitsky will attend meetings and presentations in Izhevsk and Salekhard. Among those he will meet are ethnographer and cultural anthropologist Vladimir Vladikin and young Udmurt activist Aleksey Shklyaev. Dr. Bronitsky writes, “I am... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:40

Well-known nonprofit leader and long-time historic preservationist, Felipe Carlos Jacome (M.A. 1982, B.A. 1979), is the new Executive Director of Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT). Mr. Jacome joins BTMT with more than 30 years’ experience in senior management at a variety of local nonprofit, direct service organizations. Jacome will lead... Read more

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Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008) was promoted to full professor at Yarmouk University on June 19, 2017. Dr. Al-Bashaireh has been Academic Vice Dean of the faculty of archaeology and anthropology of Yarmouk University, which is in Irbid, Jordan, since late 2015. He credits his success in part to his time at the SoA: “I must say that I learned a lot from my adviser [Professor David Killick] and the faculty members in and outside the class, especially... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:53

Juliana Costanzo (class of 2016, B.S. in Anthropology (Human Biology) and Molecular and Cellular Biology) will begin medical school at the University of Massachusetts in August. She will be part of the inaugural class of students in the Population Based Urban and Rural Health (PURCH) track. (Anthro News Digest date: 6/23/2017)

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Seeds planted by Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) in Zimbabwe are starting to bear fruit. Dr. Bronitsky is partway through serving as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Zimbabwe’s Lupane State University, where he will make a total of three visits during 2016 and 2017. The TibaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival, inspired in part by lectures he gave at Lupane in Fall 2016, will take place this July 22–23 in Gala, Bulilima, Zimbabwe, and will focus on the cultural heritage of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:19

Earlier this semester we announced the publication of a chapter by Ph.D. candidate Marijke Stoll (co-authored with David S. Anderson) in the new volume Prehistoric Games of North American Indians: Subarctic to... Read more

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