A Fond Farewell

The School of Anthropology said goodbye last week to Ben Beshaw, who left for greener pastures. Ben joined the SoA Business Center as a mere boy in August 2008; he was promoted to Accountant in August 2012. He recently received a promotion to Business Manager for American Indian Studies and will also be helping out in the School of... Read more

Three SoA Confluence Center Fellows in the News

Three SoA graduate students are among the nine members of the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry’s class of 2017–2018 Graduate Fellows. Joseph Dupris is in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI), Saffo Papantonopoulou is seeking a dual Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle East Studies, and Britt Singletary is a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Anthropology.... Read more

Undergrad Presents at Zooarch Conference

Undergraduate Elizabeth Young participated in the University of Utah’s Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology field school from June 17 to July 9. This field school takes place at the Lassen County Youth Camp by Eagle Lake in California. In just over three weeks, she learned about the osteology of fish, amphibians, reptiles,... Read more

Sheridan’s Banned Book

With hearings on TUSD’s Mexican American Studies program currently under way in the U.S. District Court for Arizona, a recent article in High Country News lists some of the books banned by a 2010 Arizona law, including Professor Thomas Sheridan’s Los Tucsonenses. Learn more about the issues in... Read more

NSF Funding for Tecot

Assistant Professor Stacey Tecot has received $100,000 in new funding from the National Science Foundation for a new grant on which she is Co-Principal Investigator. The Collaborative Research, titled “The Function and Mechanism of Male Intrasexual Relationships in a Variable System: Resistance, Tolerance, or Bonding, and the Role of... Read more

Douglass Lectures on Community Creation

John Douglass (Visiting Scholar, School of Anthropology) recently gave a talk entitled “Complex Webs of Relationships: Creating Community in Colonial Alta California” to the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society as part of its ongoing lecture series. This work, conducted with Kathleen Hull and Seetha Reddy, studies... Read more

Recent Publications: Raichlen Plublished in Trends in Neurosciences

A new article by Associate Professor David Raichlen (left) and his co-researcher from the Department of Psychology, Gene Alexander, has been published by Trends in Neurosciences. Titled “Adaptive Capacity: An Evolutionary Neuroscience Model Linking Exercise, Cognition, and Brain Health,” the article explores the impact of our hunter-gatherer past on our brains’ need for physical exertion today. The piece is... Read more

Recent Publications: Haas and Watson Article in Royal Society Open Science

Randall Haas (Ph.D. Arizona 2014) is lead author and Dr. James T. Watson (shown; Associate Professor and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology) is a coauthor of an article published earlier this week in the journal Royal Society Open Science titled “Humans permanently occupied the Andean highlands by at least 7 ka.” The article highlights research led by Dr. Haas on early foraging adaptations in the Andean highlands.... Read more

Alumni News: Jacome Named First Hispanic Executive Director of BTMT

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

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