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BOOK FESTIVAL UPDATES

There’s Still Time to Volunteer for the Anthropology Booth at the Festival of Books!

The 2019 Tucson Festival of Books is coming up soon! This year’s Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona Mall from Saturday, March 2 through Sunday March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Tucson Festival... Read more

Friends of Anthropology Honor Newest Thompson Award Recipient, C. Vance Haynes

Friends of the School of Anthropology gathered at the Arizona Inn on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to celebrate the achievements of 2019–2019 Raymond H. Thompson Award Recipient, Regents’ Professor Emeritus C. Vance Haynes.

Dr. Raymond H. Thompson himself presented the award; Dr. Thompson served as head of what... Read more

World Anthro Day 2019

Next Thursday, February 21, is World Anthropology Day! The School of Anthropology will be celebrating with the 27th Annual Sabbagh Lecture at 7:00 p.m. (see below) and an SoA Lecture Series presentation by Ph.D. alumnus John Sherry (Ph.D. Arizona, 1995; Director, User Experience Innovation Lab, Intel Corp.), who will... Read more

Next Thursday Is the Day: 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, February 21

It’s just days away! The 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, number 27 in the annual series, will take place on Thursday, February 21. As in years past, the lecture will be presented through the generosity of Drs. Entisar (Vivi; Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and Adib Sabbagh. The guest speaker this year is Charles Hirschkind, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hirschkind will speak on “Flamenco and... Read more

VOLUNTEER FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL! Help SoA at Science City!

Sign Up Now to Volunteer for the Anthropology Booth at the Festival of Books!

The 2019 Tucson Festival of Books is coming up soon! This year’s Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona Mall from Saturday, March 10 through Sunday March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Tucson Festival of... Read more

Coming in March: UIR Residential Scholar Lecture

Mark your calendar: On Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the SoA’s University Indian Ruin Residential Scholar will give a lecture. This semester the UIR Scholar is Dr. Valerie Schoof, Assistant Professor in the Bilingual Biology Program, Glendon College, York University. Dr. Schoolf “uses a multidisciplinary approach [e.g., behavioural ecology, endocrinology] to explore how individuals navigate the complexities of competition and cooperation associated with life in social... Read more

In the Media: Horschler, Raichlen, Green

Interest in Horschler’s Dog Brain Size Research Continues to Grow

We’ve been telling you for a couple of weeks about grad student Daniel Horschler’s article in Animal Cognition titled “Absolute brain size predicts dog breed differences in executive function.” and the media attention it has garnered. Well, kudos to Daniel for generating even more interest in the popular... Read more

Donation Drive Continues

The drive to collect donations for Central American refugees who pass through Tucson continues in the School of Anthropology. There is still a great need for all of the following items:
New cotton socks—small sizes for adults and kids (5–10 yrs)
New underwear—small sizes for adults and kids
Warm sweaters—women and kids
... Read more

Amerind Museum Debuts New Exhibit

The Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona is now the proud home of one of the largest and best documented Zuni and Navajo jewelry collections in the world. Beginning Saturday, February 16, Amerind will feature this new collection in the exhibit, “American Art Form: A Century of Zuni and Navajo Jewelry.” A portion of the... Read more

Recent Publications: Plemons Column a Recurring Anthropology News Feature

Throughout 2019, Assistant Professor Eric Plemons will be a featured opinion columnist in the American Anthropology Association’s Anthropology News. His first column discusses efforts by the Trump administration to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.... Read more

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