Álvarez Chosen as Emerging Leader

Congratulations to Associate Professor Maribel Álvarez, who has been named one of 24 members of the University of Arizona’s Academic Leadership Institute for 2017–2018. The institute is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the Division of Human Resources; read about this program for emerging campus leaders in... Read more

Ceramic Petrography Workshop June 26–29

Dr. Mary Ownby (B.A. Arizona, 2000), Dr. Isabel Druc (Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Dr. Suzanne Eckert (Arizona State Museum) and SoA Professor David Killick will host an advanced workshop in ceramic petrography from June 26 through June 29. The ten other participants are Ann Cordell (Florida Museum of Natural History) Judith Habicht-Mauche, Danielle Huerta (both from UC Santa Cruz), Daniel Ionico (McMaster University), John Lawrence (CSU... Read more

In Memoriam: Mark E. Harlan

Mark E. Harlan (Ph.D. Arizona, 1975) alumnus and SoA associate, died on June 2 with his wife, alumna and associate Deni Seymour (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990), mother, and sisters by his bedside, following a dignified and protracted battle against cancer. Mark had a diverse and prolific career path in both the academic and private... Read more

Nichter and Carkoglu Present in Athens

Professor Mimi Nichter and Dr. Asli Carkoglu (Postdoc, University of Arizona) coordinated and presented papers at a session entitled “Training Nurses in Tobacco Cessation in Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities” at the European International Conference on Tobacco Control held in Athens, Greece, in May 2017.

Alumni News: Ph.D. Alum Promoted in Jordan

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

Alumni News: SoA Grad Admitted to New Medical School Program

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)

SoA Team Attends MD&C Meeting

In May, students of Dr. Robin Reineke’s Introduction to Forensic Anthropology course joined the Colibrí Center for Human Rights and Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner staff at the Mountain, Desert, and Coastal Meeting of Forensic Anthropologists (MD&C) in Boulder City, Nevada. The group included,... Read more

Hasaki Leads Effort for Searchable Greek Kiln Database

SoA Associate Professor Eleni Hasaki, Director of the Laboratory for Traditional Technology, has led a collaborative effort to establish the... Read more

Recent Publications: Carpenter, Sánchez, and Sánchez-Morales Co-author Chapter

School of Anthropology alumni John P. Carpenter (Ph.D. Arizona, 1996) and Guadalupe Sánchez (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010), and Ph.D. candidate Ismael Sánchez-Morales co-authored the chapter “The Archaic Period of Sonora” included in the book The Archaic Southwest: Foragers in an Arid Land, which was recently published by The University of Utah Press and edited by Bradley J. Vierra. The chapter summarizes the results of long-term research... Read more

Recent Publications: SoA team Publishes in Ancient Mesoamerica

A team of SoA faculty and graduate students has published a collection of seven articles in a special section of the journal Ancient Mesoamerica. These papers present comprehensive reports of their long-term research at the Maya site of Ceibal. The team includes professors, Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan; graduate students, Jessica... Read more